Linking learning and confidence in developing expert practice

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • health care
  • expert practice
  • nursing education


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