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Nurse practitioner special interest groups: Effective or Not?


Tori, KE and Morley, E, Nurse practitioner special interest groups: Effective or Not?, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7, (7) pp. 565-570. ISSN 1555-4155 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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© 2011 American College of Nurse Practitioners

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.04.003


There is significant paucity of literature relating to nursing special interest groups, particularly at the advanced nursing level. How then is the effectiveness of such groups measured? This article discusses the action research project conducted with a nurse practitioner (NP) special interest group (SIG) in regional Victoria, Australia. The purpose of the research was to determine the effectiveness, if at all, of the NP SIG in meeting the membersí needs. The results found the group to be very effective in supporting and mentoring NPs, providing a sense of collegiality for NPs from a diverse range of specialty areas.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:action research, mentoring in nursing, nurse practitioner, special interest groups
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Tori, KE (Associate Professor Kathleen Tori)
ID Code:133723
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2019-07-08
Last Modified:2019-08-08

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