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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152615
Type:
Presentation
Title:
New Nurse Support Program: "Send in the Clowns"
Abstract:
New Nurse Support Program: "Send in the Clowns"
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Bragg, Jane, RN, MSN, MBA, CPON, CNAA, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Miami Children's Hospital
Title:Director of Oncology and Psychiatry
Co-Authors:Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Michelle L. Franco, ARNP, MSN, CPON, CPN; Pamela Wessling, ARNP, MSN, C, BC; Rich Zeller, PhD
New graduate nurses are entering professional nursing at a time of constant change, increasing demands on critical thinking and clinical practice skills and during a critical nursing shortage. Pediatric nurses are expected to fill the void of missing and experienced RNs who have high levels of expertise and skills in pediatric nursing (Buerhaus, 2001). There is little documentation if new RN's experience a nurturing, supportive environment during their 1st year. Messmer (2004) found one hour spent with a psychiatric CNS facilitated new graduates through ôNovice to Expertö. Purpose: To investigate the impact of a structured support program on satisfaction. Research Design: Exploratory, descriptive. Methodology: Research questions 1) determine if a Support Group increases satisfaction of work environment; 2) ascertain if a Support Group reduces stress and increase retention of new graduates. Aiken (2000) Nursing Work Index Revised (NWI-R) was administered to 33 participants completing the support program. Results: 81%- female; 78%- 21-27 years; 75%- BSN; 25% enrolled in school; 61% Hispanic, 27% Caucasian, 9% Asian; and 3%- African-American; 44%- ICUs; 75% attended 4 hour; 34% - 2 hour; 28% monthly. Principal components factor analysis 51 NWI items showed a single factor, accounted for 40% variance. Cronbach's alpha- .97; MBI scale- two factors. One-Way ANOVA compared MBI and NWI scales across demographic and social variables and attendance at support programs. Significant association was observed between satisfaction with position and NWI. Those who were satisfied with their position had higher NWI levels (F = 7.022; p = .004). Comments included, ôThe general overall situation for nurses has improvedö. ôNursing administration listen to our suggestionsö ôWe will be better nurses and mentors for others due to this programö. This study demonstrates the value of implementing nurse support program for new graduates; thus, promoting socialization, improving job satisfaction while increasing retention/recruitment and decreasing job stress.
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.titleNew Nurse Support Program: "Send in the Clowns"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152615-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">New Nurse Support Program: &quot;Send in the Clowns&quot;</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">Bragg, Jane, RN, MSN, MBA, CPON, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Miami Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Oncology and Psychiatry</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jane.bragg@mch.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Michelle L. Franco, ARNP, MSN, CPON, CPN; Pamela Wessling, ARNP, MSN, C, BC; Rich Zeller, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">New graduate nurses are entering professional nursing at a time of constant change, increasing demands on critical thinking and clinical practice skills and during a critical nursing shortage. Pediatric nurses are expected to fill the void of missing and experienced RNs who have high levels of expertise and skills in pediatric nursing (Buerhaus, 2001). There is little documentation if new RN's experience a nurturing, supportive environment during their 1st year. Messmer (2004) found one hour spent with a psychiatric CNS facilitated new graduates through &ocirc;Novice to Expert&ouml;. Purpose: To investigate the impact of a structured support program on satisfaction. Research Design: Exploratory, descriptive. Methodology: Research questions 1) determine if a Support Group increases satisfaction of work environment; 2) ascertain if a Support Group reduces stress and increase retention of new graduates. Aiken (2000) Nursing Work Index Revised (NWI-R) was administered to 33 participants completing the support program. Results: 81%- female; 78%- 21-27 years; 75%- BSN; 25% enrolled in school; 61% Hispanic, 27% Caucasian, 9% Asian; and 3%- African-American; 44%- ICUs; 75% attended 4 hour; 34% - 2 hour; 28% monthly. Principal components factor analysis 51 NWI items showed a single factor, accounted for 40% variance. Cronbach's alpha- .97; MBI scale- two factors. One-Way ANOVA compared MBI and NWI scales across demographic and social variables and attendance at support programs. Significant association was observed between satisfaction with position and NWI. Those who were satisfied with their position had higher NWI levels (F = 7.022; p = .004). Comments included, &ocirc;The general overall situation for nurses has improved&ouml;. &ocirc;Nursing administration listen to our suggestions&ouml; &ocirc;We will be better nurses and mentors for others due to this program&ouml;. This study demonstrates the value of implementing nurse support program for new graduates; thus, promoting socialization, improving job satisfaction while increasing retention/recruitment and decreasing job stress.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:42:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:42:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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