Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner, The: A Transformational Journey

Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner, The: A Transformational Journey

by Judy Rashotte


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927356265
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

The Research Journey 2

Background of the Study 4

Connecting Voices 9

Introducing the Nurse Practitioners 12

Nurse Practitioners' Transformational Journey 15

Chapter 1 Being Called to Be More 21

Being More Connected 25

Being More in Control 26

Being More Visible 29

Being More Challenged 32

Being Able to Make More of a Difference 35

Answering the Call: Initiating the Journey 37

Chapter 2 Being Adrift 43

Being Disconnected 49

Being Uncertain 60

Being Lost 82

Staying Afloat 92

Chapter 3 Being a Nurse Practitioner 107

Being Competent 110

Being Confident 121

Being Comfortable 138

Being Committed 153

Being Connected 173

Being Content 192

Chapter 4 Being Pulled to Be More 211

Being a Wearer of Two Hats 228

Chapter 5 Being More 237

Being an Advanced Practitioner 243

Chapter 6 Breaking Silence and Giving Voice 257

References 267

Publication Acknowledgments 279

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