The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner: A Transformational Journey (Computer file, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner: A Transformational Journey

Author: Judy Rashotte
Publisher: [s.l.] : Athabasca University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Computer file
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Rashotte
ISBN: 9781927356265 1927356261 9781927356272 192735627X 9781927356289 1927356288
OCLC Number: 910919715
Language Note: English.
Notes: The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-six nurse practitioners working in acute-care settings within tertiary-care institutions all across Canada. Employing a hermeneutic approach, Rashotte explores the perspectives from which NPs view their reality as they undergo a transformational journey of becoming a journey that is directed both outward, into the world, and inward, into the self. We learn how, in their struggle to engage in a meaningful practice that fulfills their goals as nurses, their purpose was hindered or achieved. In large part, the story unfolds in the voices of the NPs themselves, but their words are complemented by descriptive passages and excerpts of poetry that construct an animated and powerful commentary on their journey.
Description: 1 online resource (292 S.)
Contents: List of Figures and IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroduction1 Being Called to Be More2 Being Adrift 3 Being a Nurse Practitioner4 Being Pulled to Be More5 Being More6 Breaking Silence and Giving VoiceReferences

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