Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 13(3) September 2000 : 28-35.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2000.16304

Organizational Factors Influencing Nurse Practitioners' Role Implementation in Acute Care Settings

D. Irvine, S. Sidani, H. Porter, L. O'Brien-Pallas, B. Simpson, L. McGillis Hall, J. Graydon, A. DiCenso, D. Redelmeir and L. Nagel


The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of organizational factors on the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) role implementation. A descriptive correlational design, incorporating quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection was used. The sample of convenience consisted of 57 ACNPs assigned to various medical and surgical programs within acute care hospitals. Ten ACNPs participated in the unstructured qualitative interviews.



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