You are not logged in.

Integration of nurse practitioners using a change management framework: the way forward

Lowe, Grainne, Plummer, Virginia and Boyd, Leanne 2016, Integration of nurse practitioners using a change management framework: the way forward, Australian health review, In press, pp. A-H, doi: 10.1071/AH16068.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Integration of nurse practitioners using a change management framework: the way forward
Author(s) Lowe, GrainneORCID iD for Lowe, Grainne
Plummer, Virginia
Boyd, Leanne
Journal name Australian health review
Season In press
Start page A
End page H
Total pages 8
Publisher CSIRO
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2016-10-07
ISSN 0156-5788
Summary Objective. The aim of the present study was to investigate and describe the application of a change management theoretical framework in relation to nurse practitioner (NP) role integration.

Methods. A survey formed Phase 1 of a broader mixed-methods study to explore perceptions of the change process involved with integrating NPs into Australian health care settings. The stakeholder participants were NPs, nurse managers and nurse policy advisers.

Results. Key themes were identified adding information about how NPs, nurse managers and nurse policy advisers perceive the integration of NPs into Australian healthcare. The themes correlate to the components of organisational change management necessary to embed NPs into the healthcare workforce.

Conclusions. Healthcare reform is a complex organisational change. Alignment of several key elements is required for the process to be successful. A change management proposal for reframing organisations provides an apt framework for use in the Australian context of reforming workforce to integrate NPs into healthcare teams. The theoretical framework proposes that multiple lenses be applied to change processes, to integrate NPs into the workforce and highlights the need for exceptional leadership throughout such endeavours.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/AH16068
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1605 Policy And Administration
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, AHHA
Persistent URL

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 4 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 05 Apr 2017, 11:52:53 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact