Change Management Challenges in Nursing and Midwifery Schools: A qualitative study of managerial experiences

Khachian, Alice. and Manoochehri, Houman. and Pazargadi, Mehrnoosh. and Esmaeili Vardanjani, Safar Ali. (2012) Change Management Challenges in Nursing and Midwifery Schools: A qualitative study of managerial experiences. LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL-ACTA ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY OVERSEAS EDITION, 9 (3).

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explain the situation and perspectives of managers regarding change in nursing and midwifery faculties. This study was conducted according to a qualitative approach; in fact, a descriptive exploratory approach was applied with triangulation. Snow ball sampling was used in this study. The subjects were faculty members of the nursing schools in Tehran, and the inclusion criteria included at least 1year of experience as a faculty member. In the qualitative phase, no variables were measured. Data were gathered by semi-structured interviews in which a guide and field notes were used. Data were considered to be saturated after observing the repetition of codes. Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for data analysis. Trustworthiness was achieved by prolonged field experience, member check, peer check and sharing the content with two experts in qualitative research. Ten participants (7 females and 3 males) between the ages of 38 and 54 were interviewed. Two of them had Master's degrees, and eight had PhD degrees in nursing; only three of them were in high-level management of their faculties. After the interviews, conceptual codes were extracted, and a few uggested themes were classified, including challenges in change management, such as field of concentration in management, managers' characteristics and attitudes toward change. Accordingly, the concept of change management was postulated as the purpose of this study; furthermore, its influencing factors were identified. The implication of the study is that it may be used in nursing and midwifery faculties as a model for organizational culture. Imposing change in an educational organization without having a proper model of change management will facilitate the achievement of the desired change outcome. Khachian A, Manoochehri H, Pazargadi M, Esmaeili Vardanjani SA. Change Management Challenges in Nursing and Midwifery Schools: A qualitative study of managerial experiences. Life Sci J 2012;9(3);2265-2269] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 403

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Change; Change management; nursing faculties
Subjects: WY Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 07:38
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2917

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