COVID-19, nursing, nurses, nurse, RN, image of nursing, pandemic
Dr. Susan Strouse
The purpose of this research study was to discover any new or transformed images of nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The research question was “What are Registered Nurses’ images of nursing while working during a pandemic?” Registered nurses submitted an image and a brief narrative of the image through REDCap ©, a secure database, describing how the image and culture of nursing is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Using Leininger’s Four Phases of Data Analysis (1991), the five submitted photos and narratives were analyzed. Data analysis revealed fourteen categories, then five patterns, then two final themes: “trying to make it work” and “balancing competing and changing priorities.” Member check confirmed both themes.
Slaktowski, Abigail, "Registered Nurses’ Images of Nursing During a Pandemic" (2021). Honors Projects. 820.