Perceptions of NPs and administrators in regard to the governing and supervision of NPs in Taiwan

Hui Ling Cheng, Heng Hsin Tung*, Sy Ming Guu, Shiow Luan Tsay, Ching Fen Chang

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Abstract

Purpose: To determine the perceptions of nurse practitioners (NPs) and administrators in regard to the governing and supervision of NPs, using a qualitative approach. Data sources: The study used a qualitative research design, with 14 participants recruited through purposive sampling. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview and were analyzed through content analysis to identify the concepts and themes. Conclusions: NPs in Taiwan are challenged by a number of barriers; however, they remain positive that their circumstances will improve. Implications for practice: The results indicated that clinicians and hospital managers, including NPs themselves, need to have a solid understanding of NP regulations. Communication with other disciplines and policymakers is key to success in the NP role. This study provides valuable information for NPs, other healthcare professionals, and administrators in terms of promoting the role of NPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-137
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Law
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Qualitative

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