Author: Hayes, E.


From the Sidelines: Coaching as a Nurse Practitioner Strategy for Improving Health Outcomes

Purpose: The purposes of this study were to explore coaching as a nurse practitioner (NP) strategy for improving patient health outcomes and to lay a foundation for validating coaching benefits. Data sources: Review of coaching literature in psychology, sports, business, and nursing. Conclusions: Coaching has been reported as successful in psychology, sports, business, and more […]

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Mentoring and Nurse Practitioner Student Self-Efficacy

The relationship between nurse practitioner students and their clinical teachers (preceptors) may have an impact on students’ confidence in their ability to take on the advanced practice role of the nurse practitioner. This descriptive, correlational study investigated the relationship between nurse practitioner students’ perceptions of mentoring by their clinical preceptors and student self-efficacy. Bandura’s Self-Efficacy […]

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Factors that Facilitate or Hinder Mentoring in the Nurse Practitioner Preceptor/Student Relationship

Mentoring, a process thought to be crucial for the novice nurse practitioner during the time of transition to advanced practice, has implications for role socialization and, ultimately, for patient care outcomes. In-depth interviews of mentored or non-mentored nurse practitioner students, drawn from an earlier phase of the present study (Hayes, 1998) and identified as outliers, […]

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Challenge and Opportunity: Nurse Practitioner Programs Partnering with Managed Care

To examine the experiences of nurse practitioner (NP) students who participated in a collaborative educational program between the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Health New England (HNE) Health Plan, Springfield, MA. Nurse practitioner faculty and managed care executives shared resources to educate NP students and to address their perceptions about managed care. Verbatim transcriptions and […]

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Embattled and Embittered or Empowered and Evolving: Nurse Practitioner Attitudes toward Managed Care

Purpose: To explore the attitudes of nurse practitioners (NPs) toward managed care and to identify the sources of negative attitudes and the factors that may ameliorate them. Data sources: NPs, members of the Massachusetts Coalition of NPs, participated in in-depth interviews about the impact of managed care on their practice. Conclusions: The sources of NP […]

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Helping Preceptors Mentor the Next Generation of Nurse Practitioners

At some point in their careers, nurse practitioners, as well as members of other clinical disciplines, may be asked to tutor a primary care student. First-time preceptors, even if they are mature clinicians and enthusiastic about their new role, may find themselves somewhat at a loss regarding faculty and program expectations for themselves and for […]

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Mentoring and Self-Efficacy for Advanced Nursing Practice: A Philosophical Approach for Nurse Practitioner Preceptors

Nurse practitioners (NPs), frequently called upon by graduate schools of nursing to be preceptors for NP students, are asked to play an active role in the socialization of these students as capable primary care providers. Much is expected of the preceptor in the typical short-term clinical preceptorship with little guidance available to her or him. […]

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Athena Found or Lost: The Precepting Experiences of Mentored and Non-Mentored Nurse Practitioner Students

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Promoting Nurse Practitioner Practice through Research: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons

Purpose: To discuss the opportunities derived, challenges faced, and lessons learned in the research process, including recruiting and retaining nurse practitioner (NP) participants, obtaining institutional approval, and solving research team issues in a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR)-funded study of communication between NPs and their older patients in managed care and […]

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Documenting to Improve Pediatric Asthma Outcomes: Practical Tools for Nurse Practitioners

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