Nurse practitioners were created to meet the shortfall of residents. However, there are still a lot of issues that exist, such as unclear role orientation, multiple pressures, and the professional identity of nurse practitioners.
This is a qualitative research based on in-depth interviews with eleven nurse practitioners through snowball sampling. Researchers analyzed the transcripts and categorized the themes..
The problems nurse practitioners are facing can be tackled through developing their professionalism and specialization. This can improve the professional capability and function of nurse practitioners. The current management model, governed by both the medical and nursing department, should be replaced.