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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153622
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predicting Employment Success of New RNs in Acute Care Settings
Abstract:
Predicting Employment Success of New RNs in Acute Care Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Reiter, Peg, MS, RN-C
P.I. Institution Name:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Title:Director, Patient Safety & Quality Enhancement
Co-Authors:Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD; Anne Young, EdD, RN
Objective: To describe relationships between predictors of employment success for new graduates in adult acute care settings. This study expands a pilot study of new RNs employed in critical care. The Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam (E2) was evaluated for usefulness in predicting NCLEX-RN success and achievement of clinical performance goals assessed throughout the first year of employment. Design: Descriptive, correlational design comparing employment success indicators. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 80 newly-licensed RNs employed in adult medical/surgical and critical care staff nurse units at a large hospital in southwestern USA. Orientation began within three months of graduation beginning June 1999 to June 2003. Concept or Variables Studied Together: E2, competency assessment exam scores, clinical performance evaluation scores, and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Method: Relationships among E2 scores, NCLEX-RN outcomes, and clinical performance evaluations were studied, and the E2's predictive accuracy with NCLEX-RN success was calculated. Predictors of orientation goal achievement were compared for RNs employed in adult medical/surgical units and RNs employed in critical care units. Significant correlations (p Findings: Unlike the critical care RNs, who predominantly scored above the minimally-acceptable level of 85 on E2 on a first attempt, 25% of those in adult medical/surgical units scored below 85, and 30% had HESI scores below 88. Findings indicated the E2 was a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success for new graduates employed in entry-level RN positions in two different clinical areas within the same hospital. Conclusions: Results confirmed the E2's accuracy in predicting employment success for newly-graduated nurses within their first year in critical care or adult medical/surgical nursing practice. Implications: The E2 was useful in assessing initial RN competency in units experiencing high staff turnover.
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.titlePredicting Employment Success of New RNs in Acute Care Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153622-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predicting Employment Success of New RNs in Acute Care Settings</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">Reiter, Peg, MS, RN-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, Patient Safety &amp; Quality Enhancement</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mreiter@sleh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD; Anne Young, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To describe relationships between predictors of employment success for new graduates in adult acute care settings. This study expands a pilot study of new RNs employed in critical care. The Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam (E2) was evaluated for usefulness in predicting NCLEX-RN success and achievement of clinical performance goals assessed throughout the first year of employment. Design: Descriptive, correlational design comparing employment success indicators. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 80 newly-licensed RNs employed in adult medical/surgical and critical care staff nurse units at a large hospital in southwestern USA. Orientation began within three months of graduation beginning June 1999 to June 2003. Concept or Variables Studied Together: E2, competency assessment exam scores, clinical performance evaluation scores, and NCLEX-RN outcomes. Method: Relationships among E2 scores, NCLEX-RN outcomes, and clinical performance evaluations were studied, and the E2's predictive accuracy with NCLEX-RN success was calculated. Predictors of orientation goal achievement were compared for RNs employed in adult medical/surgical units and RNs employed in critical care units. Significant correlations (p Findings: Unlike the critical care RNs, who predominantly scored above the minimally-acceptable level of 85 on E2 on a first attempt, 25% of those in adult medical/surgical units scored below 85, and 30% had HESI scores below 88. Findings indicated the E2 was a highly accurate predictor of NCLEX-RN success for new graduates employed in entry-level RN positions in two different clinical areas within the same hospital. Conclusions: Results confirmed the E2's accuracy in predicting employment success for newly-graduated nurses within their first year in critical care or adult medical/surgical nursing practice. Implications: The E2 was useful in assessing initial RN competency in units experiencing high staff turnover.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:23:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:23:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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