Journal of Pediatric Health Care
This study aimed to gain an understanding of practicing acute care pediatric nurse practitioners’ (AC-PNPs’) perceptions of themselves as leaders in both clinical and professional contexts.
This qualitative study was conducted at a midwestern quaternary care children's hospital. Cultural domain analysis, semistructured interviews, and free listing techniques were employed to identify areas of consensus and variation among a convenience sample of AC-PNPs.
Findings demonstrated the AC-PNPs have a limited self-view of leadership.
Nurse practitioners need additional leadership capacity and capability building during graduate education, the transition to practice, and throughout their careers.
McDermott, Katie; Schindler, Christine A.; Olson, Krisjon R.; and Petersen, Tara L., "Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as Leaders: Perceptions, Self-Identity, and Role Congruity" (2021). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 898.
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