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A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme.

Grant, Aileen; Maciver, Emma; Adams, Nick; Teodorowski, Piotr; Kennedy, Catriona

Authors

Piotr Teodorowski



Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland development programme. This was undertaken through a comprehensive, longitudinal, qualitative evaluation. Participants from the first two cohorts were interviewed at different stages to explore adoption, implementation and maintenance. Managers of participants engaged in interviews to explore service changes. Facilitators took part in a focus group exploring delivery. A member-checking event was held. Data collection was between March 2017 - October 2019. Data analysis was thematic, followed by application of Normalisation Process Theory. Ninety-four interviews, two focus groups and a member-checking event were conducted. Prior to the programme, most participants were burnt-out and considering leaving. Engaging led to a journey of self-discovery and transformation. The programme was perceived to change their way of thinking, personally and professionally, unlike any training and development previously experienced. Participants were rejuvenated and reinvigorated, sharing their learning with colleagues, service users and family, implementing new working practices and furthering their careers. They developed communities of practice among their cohorts with strong bonds; enabling them to build and sustain learnings. Participants experienced a journey of self-discovery and transformation unlike anything before due to personal investment in them. Participants were rejuvenated and reinvigorated with many moving into new roles. The programme equipped them with a range of leadership and resilience skills. The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland Development Programme had a profound impact on participants, personally and professionally, which was perceived as lifelong. These findings and programme are transferable beyond Scotland and to different professions.

Citation

GRANT, A., MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N., TEODOROWSKI, P. and KENNEDY, C. 2023. A journey of self-discovery and transformation: a theoretical and comprehensive evaluation of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland community development programme. Journal of advanced nursing [online], 79(6), pages 2200-2210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15552

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 11, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 16, 2023
Publication Date Jun 30, 2023
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 19, 2022
Journal Journal of advanced nursing
Print ISSN 0309-2402
Electronic ISSN 1365-2648
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 79
Issue 6
Pages 2200-2210
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15552
Keywords Burnout; Community nurses; Evaluation; Growth; Qualitative; Resilience; Transformational leadership
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1843579
Additional Information This article has been published with separate supporting information. This supporting information has been incorporated into a single file on this repository and can be found at the end of this document.

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