This paper presents findings from a recent PhD grounded theory study exploring the practice development role of graduate specialist practitioners. A key finding within this theory is the influence of learning and confidence on the practitioner journey. The concept of confidence emerged repeatedly throughout the analysis and can be characterized as a motivational driver, a consequence of learning and gaining respect, and a condition for graduate specialist practitioners' moving on to impact in practice development.
|Journal||International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2008|
- health care
- expert practice
- nursing education