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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162170
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Graduates' Transition to Practice
Author(s):
Cragg, Betty; Bailey, Pat; Legault, Frances; Doucette, Suzanne; Humbert, Jennie; Sullivan Bentz, Maureen; Laflamme, Caclyne
Author Details:
Betty Cragg, RN, EdD, Professor, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs, University of Ottawa, School of Nursing, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: bcragg@uottawa.ca; Pat Bailey; Frances Legault; Suzanne Doucette; Jennie Humbert; Maureen Sullivan Bentz; Caclyne Laflamme
Abstract:
A qualitative descriptive study, informed by focused ethnograpy and narrative analysis, examined the transition of newly graduated Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners (PHCNP) from the RN to the NP role. Perceptions of new PHCNPs and colleagues who work with and support them were elicited. Participants described role transition, explored support requirements, and made recommendations for practice, education, and policy. Study participants included 17 Anglophone and 6 Francophone PHCNPs, who graduated from the Ontario PHCNP program and were in their first year of practice, and 15 Anglophone and 6 Francophone NP-nominated co-participants. Semi structured telephone interviews were conducted within the first 3 months after NPs started practice, at 6 months, and 12 months. Document review was also completed of organization charts, job descriptions, and organizational and provincial policies. After a year, approximately two thirds of NPs were feeling more comfortable in their workplaces and the remaining NPs had moved to new positions. Physician partners were more confident in what NPs could do and less consultation occurred. NPs were seeking new opportunities in their role, especially in health promotion and illness prevention. Problems with working conditions (including job insecurity) and with restrictions imposed by regulations, MDs funding formulas, and unstable funding had a negative impact on role transition. Improvements in work conditions, supports in the workplace for newly graduated NPs, and enhancements to their educational preparation will assist NP graduates in their transition into advanced practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrimary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Graduates' Transition to Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCragg, Bettyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Paten_US
dc.contributor.authorLegault, Francesen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoucette, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHumbert, Jennieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSullivan Bentz, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaflamme, Caclyneen_US
dc.author.detailsBetty Cragg, RN, EdD, Professor, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs, University of Ottawa, School of Nursing, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: bcragg@uottawa.ca; Pat Bailey; Frances Legault; Suzanne Doucette; Jennie Humbert; Maureen Sullivan Bentz; Caclyne Laflammeen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162170-
dc.description.abstractA qualitative descriptive study, informed by focused ethnograpy and narrative analysis, examined the transition of newly graduated Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners (PHCNP) from the RN to the NP role. Perceptions of new PHCNPs and colleagues who work with and support them were elicited. Participants described role transition, explored support requirements, and made recommendations for practice, education, and policy. Study participants included 17 Anglophone and 6 Francophone PHCNPs, who graduated from the Ontario PHCNP program and were in their first year of practice, and 15 Anglophone and 6 Francophone NP-nominated co-participants. Semi structured telephone interviews were conducted within the first 3 months after NPs started practice, at 6 months, and 12 months. Document review was also completed of organization charts, job descriptions, and organizational and provincial policies. After a year, approximately two thirds of NPs were feeling more comfortable in their workplaces and the remaining NPs had moved to new positions. Physician partners were more confident in what NPs could do and less consultation occurred. NPs were seeking new opportunities in their role, especially in health promotion and illness prevention. Problems with working conditions (including job insecurity) and with restrictions imposed by regulations, MDs funding formulas, and unstable funding had a negative impact on role transition. Improvements in work conditions, supports in the workplace for newly graduated NPs, and enhancements to their educational preparation will assist NP graduates in their transition into advanced practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:11Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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