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dc.contributor.supervisor Scanlan, Judith (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Thiele, Tracy
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-04T14:39:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-04T14:39:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14397
dc.description.abstract There is limited research examining the experiences of nurse leaders in the sustainability of change. The current literature found that nurse leaders have focused on the role of creating/leading a change in practice, and the strategies and solutions necessary for the creation of the given change (Buonocore, 2004; Morjikian, Kimball, & Joynt, 2007). Scattered amongst the literature are insights and empirical research that looks into why there is not sustainability in a change/innovation. The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive study was to develop an understanding of nurse leaders’ roles, experiences, successes, and failures in the sustainability of change. Roger’s (2003) Diffusion of Innovation Theory provided the conceptual framework for the study. The experiences of eight nurse leaders, from a variety of roles representing positions of formal and informal power, were explored. The findings of this study revealed nurse leaders’ perceptions of strategies required to maintain changes in nursing practice; and provides valuable insight into the roles, experiences, and perspectives of nurse leaders in the sustainability of change. en_US
dc.subject leaders en_US
dc.subject change en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject qualitative research en_US
dc.subject descriptive en_US
dc.title The role of nurse leaders in the sustainability of change en_US
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Chernomas, Wanda (Nursing) Martin, Ed (Standard Aero) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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