Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 454
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-70

The lived experiences of becoming first-line nurse managers: A phenomenological study

1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Nursing, Akademi Keperawatan Pemerintah Kabupaten, Belitung, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Yupin Aungsuroch
Borommaratchachonnani Srisataphat Building, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_1_17

Rights and Permissions

Background: Designated roles of first-line nurse managers (FLNMs) are very complex, this study aimed to develop a deeper understanding of their meaningful lived experiences. Materials and Methods: This study employed a phenomenological study using semi-structured interviews with FLNMs (n = 7) at the General Hospital of Belitung, Indonesia. The data analysis was thematic. Results: Four major themes were identified from the analysis of textual data: Feeling extraordinary, the inability to do, desire to leave the unit, and influenced by work motivation. The findings of this study revealed the positive and negative experiences of becoming FLNMs. The positive experiences were related to the feeling challenged and extraordinary to deal with many roles in management and leadership. The negative experiences included personal conflict related to the desire to leave the unit, and feeling unable to manage. However, the works of FLNMs were influenced by internal and external motivation. Conclusions: This study better informs nurse executives to develop competence and performance of FLNMs, and keep their motivation by revising performance appraisal system.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded448    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 7    

Recommend this journal