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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154233
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Direct Entry to Specialty Practice: What Makes it Work?
Abstract:
Direct Entry to Specialty Practice: What Makes it Work?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lund, Patricia Z., EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Western Connecticut State University
Title:Professor
[Research Presentation] United States (US) Nursing education programs prepare graduates for generalist practice. In the past, most new graduates worked for a period of time in adult acute care settings prior to moving into specialty practice. Today, new graduatesáare needed in every area of practice; they are offered the opportunity to begin their careers in nursing specialties. A literature review revealed nothing that supports or negates the need for adult acute care practice experience prior to specialty practice. What do new graduates of generalist nursing education programs needátoátransition to specialty practice work? An online survey sent to 488 RNs throughout the US revealed what graduates believed helped in the transition to the graduate nurse role in specialty practice. The 89 respondents reported varying length orientation programs; consistently identifying the importance of 1:1 precepting among the top factors contributing to their successful transition.á Demographic data collected and analyzed included age, educational preparation, pre-licensure experiences, duration of employment with initial employer, and reasons for leaving that work setting. Respondents identified those factors they believed to be most and least important regarding orientation content and modalities. Open ended question responses gave voice to new graduates' experiences in transitioning to practice. Together with survey results, they provide evidence of what generalist graduates say they need to succeed in specialty practice.
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.titleDirect Entry to Specialty Practice: What Makes it Work?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154233-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Direct Entry to Specialty Practice: What Makes it Work?</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lund, Patricia Z., EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western Connecticut State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lundp@wcsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] United States (US) Nursing education programs prepare graduates for generalist practice. In the past, most new graduates worked for a period of time in adult acute care settings prior to moving into specialty practice. Today, new graduates&aacute;are needed in every area of practice; they are offered the opportunity to begin their careers in nursing specialties. A literature review revealed nothing that supports or negates the need for adult acute care practice experience prior to specialty practice. What do new graduates of generalist nursing education programs need&aacute;to&aacute;transition to specialty practice work? An online survey sent to 488 RNs throughout the US revealed what graduates believed helped in the transition to the graduate nurse role in specialty practice. The 89 respondents reported varying length orientation programs; consistently identifying the importance of 1:1 precepting among the top factors contributing to their successful transition.&aacute; Demographic data collected and analyzed included age, educational preparation, pre-licensure experiences, duration of employment with initial employer, and reasons for leaving that work setting. Respondents identified those factors they believed to be most and least important regarding orientation content and modalities. Open ended question responses gave voice to new graduates' experiences in transitioning to practice. Together with survey results, they provide evidence of what generalist graduates say they need to succeed in specialty practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:50:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:50:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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