Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program: An Innovative Approach to Clinical Orientation and Training

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149974
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Presentation
Title:
Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program: An Innovative Approach to Clinical Orientation and Training
Abstract:
Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program: An Innovative Approach to Clinical Orientation and Training
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bertram, Sylvia, RN, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:Kaiser Permanente
Title:Hrsa Internship Grant Director
The Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program (Preceptor Backfill) was started by Northern California Kaiser Permanente in June 2001 and was designed to support the retention of newly hired nurses through enhancement of clinical orientation and training. The program goal was to develop new graduates into practicing nurses who felt confident, demonstrated competence when providing patient care, and who wanted to continue employment with Kaiser Permanente. The program provides funding that allows preceptors to devote attention to interns without administrative or patient care duties. Certain criteria need to be met in order to participate in the program and receive funding for preceptors. The criteria include trained preceptors, preceptors being out of the staffing count, no more than three preceptors per intern, and weekly progress meetings with preceptor, intern, manager and clinical educators. The 2001 program evaluation results indicated a retention rate of 86% at one year and 88% at two years of employment, well above the overall retention rate at the time. Identification of key elements of the successful Internship program also needed to be determined. A research study was designed to determine key elements of the program that lead to job satisfaction and retention of all participants. In October 2003, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $689,000 grant to Kaiser Permanente to build upon the Preceptor Backfill program. Grant funds provide for advanced preceptor training programs, mentor training, NCLEX-RN preparation course reimbursement for interns, and support for research to study the critical elements of an Internship related to retention. As part of the grant, Kaiser Permanente committed to providing 450 Internships over a 3-year period. Retention rates remained around 90% in the last year. Additionally, preliminary research results reinforce the need to continue using this innovative program to enhance retention and job satisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program: An Innovative Approach to Clinical Orientation and Trainingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149974-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program: An Innovative Approach to Clinical Orientation and Training</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bertram, Sylvia, RN, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kaiser Permanente</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Hrsa Internship Grant Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Sylvia.Bertram@kp.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Preceptor Backfill New Graduate Nurse Internship Program (Preceptor Backfill) was started by Northern California Kaiser Permanente in June 2001 and was designed to support the retention of newly hired nurses through enhancement of clinical orientation and training. The program goal was to develop new graduates into practicing nurses who felt confident, demonstrated competence when providing patient care, and who wanted to continue employment with Kaiser Permanente. The program provides funding that allows preceptors to devote attention to interns without administrative or patient care duties. Certain criteria need to be met in order to participate in the program and receive funding for preceptors. The criteria include trained preceptors, preceptors being out of the staffing count, no more than three preceptors per intern, and weekly progress meetings with preceptor, intern, manager and clinical educators. The 2001 program evaluation results indicated a retention rate of 86% at one year and 88% at two years of employment, well above the overall retention rate at the time. Identification of key elements of the successful Internship program also needed to be determined. A research study was designed to determine key elements of the program that lead to job satisfaction and retention of all participants. In October 2003, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $689,000 grant to Kaiser Permanente to build upon the Preceptor Backfill program. Grant funds provide for advanced preceptor training programs, mentor training, NCLEX-RN preparation course reimbursement for interns, and support for research to study the critical elements of an Internship related to retention. As part of the grant, Kaiser Permanente committed to providing 450 Internships over a 3-year period. Retention rates remained around 90% in the last year. Additionally, preliminary research results reinforce the need to continue using this innovative program to enhance retention and job satisfaction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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