This study aim is to explore the experience of nurses in interacting with the infection prevention and control nurse (IPCN). This study was conducted on 11 participants who had interacted with the IPCN. In-depth interviews were conducted in 30–60 min with participants from different hospital's service units. Audio-recorded interviews were then made into transcripts and thematically analyzed by data triangulation, peer-reviewed, and supervised by qualitative research sources. There were seven themes found in this study show what the nurse feels, effectiveness, and expectation to the IPCN. This study recommends optimizing the nurses’ understanding of the IPCN's role by involving management and optimizing the role of the IPCN in the implementation of nursing care through formal education in infection specialist nursing so that the presence of the IPCN is increasingly felt by nurses.
- Infection control
- Infection prevention and control nurse
- Nurse compliance
- Nurse experience with infection control nurse
- Nurse specialist