硕士学位教育对护理专业化的技术影响:叙事研究

Translated title of the contribution: The technology implications of master’s level education in the professionalization of nursing: A narrative inquiry

Ken H.M. Ho, Susan K.Y. Chow, Vico C.L. Chiang, Julia S.W. Wong, Meyrick C.M. Chow

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Abstract

Aims: (a) To explore the meanings of master's education in the professionalization of nursing; and (b) to describe the core attributes that nurses gained through master's study. Design: Narrative inquiry. Methods: From June 2017 to June 2018, unstructured interviews were conducted with 12 master-prepared nurses at advanced nursing position with minimum 5 years of postregistration experience. Collaborative thematic narrative analysis was conducted on verbatim transcripts. Members checking, peer validation and audience validation assured verisimilitude and utility. Results: There was a need to fit one's own assertion for professional growth in nursing career structure. Master's study equipped nurses with specialty skills and knowledge with enhanced reflexivity, which nurtured morality, problem-solving ability and capacity to collaborate inter-professionally. Master-prepared nurses demonstrated effective clinical leadership through acting as change agents. Conclusions: Master's level education and master-prepared nurses are instrumental to the professionalization of nursing by expanding the roles of nurses. Nursing career mentoring will maximize nurses’ agency in healthcare system. Developing innovative inter-professional pedagogy will nurture the reflexivity of master-prepared nurses.

Translated title of the contributionThe technology implications of master’s level education in the professionalization of nursing: A narrative inquiry
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)1966-1975
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Volume75
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • advanced nursing practices
  • masters education
  • narrative inquiry
  • professionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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