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Title: NURSE’S EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD TOWARDS TRANSITION TO COMMUNITY NURSING: AN EXPLORATORY DESCRIPTIVE QUALITATIVE STUDY
Authors: MUHAMMAD GHAIR BIN MUHSIN
Keywords: Nurses
Transition
Community Nursing
Qualitative Studies
Issue Date: 25-May-2019
Citation: MUHAMMAD GHAIR BIN MUHSIN (2019-05-25). NURSE’S EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD TOWARDS TRANSITION TO COMMUNITY NURSING: AN EXPLORATORY DESCRIPTIVE QUALITATIVE STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: Healthcare systems are evolving to meet the demands of an ageing population where the provision of health care and services in the community has increased to alleviate the burden faced by the acute care health facilities. As community nursing programmes expand, the number of community nurses are expected to increase to meet the demand of a skilled primary healthcare workforce. Several studies have identified the unique challenges faced by the growing responsibilities of nurses practicing in the community. However, fewer studies focused on the experiences of nurses transitioning to become a community nurse as they rise to meet the unique challenges of working in the community. Aims: This study aims to explore the experiences of nurses’ transition into community nursing in Singapore while gaining insight into the transition process, using the findings to contribute to the preparation for future community nurses, in meeting the challenges of nursing in the community. Method: Data collection was performed through semi-structured interviews of 14 community nurses. Interview sessions were digitally recorded and Braun and Clarke (2006) thematic analysis approach was used following transcription of the digitally recorded interview for data analysis. Results: Three major themes and nine subthemes were developed from data of fourteen interviews. The three major themes are: ‘Changes in Dynamics in a Nurse-Patient Relationship’, ‘To Live Up to Expectations’, and ‘Negotiating the Landscape in the Community’. Conclusion: The study findings described community nurses’ experience in transitioning into community nursing, highlights the importance of adequately preparing new community nurses. The findings recommends the development of a customised orientation programme, creating a pocket guide comprising of guidelines, as well as a daily review with preceptors. In addition, this study contributes to the limited body of knowledge with respect to nurse’s transition experiences into community nursing.
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