The effect of a preceptorship orientation program on job satisfaction and nurse retention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154898
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The effect of a preceptorship orientation program on job satisfaction and nurse retention
Abstract:
The effect of a preceptorship orientation program on job satisfaction and nurse retention
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Bennett, Jocelyn, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE
P.I. Institution Name:Mount Sinai Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
The continuing shortage of registered nurses (R.N.s) is a critical

factor influencing the quality of health care delivered in hospital

settings. One strategy to facilitate recruitment and retention and

improve quality of work-life, suggested in both the literature and

clinical settings, is Preceptorship Orientation Programs. Despite

extensive implementation of Preceptorship Programs, there exists

little more than anecdotal evidence that these programs are

effective in decreasing staff turnover, increasing job satisfaction

or improving the effectiveness of orientation.



Utilizing a pre-test/post-test, quasi-experimental design, a pilot

study was conducted to evaluate a newly implemented Preceptorship

Orientation Program. The study was guided by the Hinshaw and Atwood

(1987) model of Anticipated Turnover Among Nursing Staff, which

explores variables leading to actual turnover among nurses. Data

were collected on selected model variables including: Initial

Expectations of Tenure, Group Cohesion, Nursing Job Satisfaction,

Job Stress, Anticipated Turnover and Actual Turnover. All staff on

the three preceptorship pilot units received questionnaires

pre-program and 8 months post program implementation. Qualitative

data were collected through bi-weekly meetings and interviews with

a representative sample of program participants. Results of the

study and implications for nursing practice, education and

management will be discussed.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe effect of a preceptorship orientation program on job satisfaction and nurse retentionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154898-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The effect of a preceptorship orientation program on job satisfaction and nurse retention</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bennett, Jocelyn, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mount Sinai Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The continuing shortage of registered nurses (R.N.s) is a critical<br/><br/>factor influencing the quality of health care delivered in hospital<br/><br/>settings. One strategy to facilitate recruitment and retention and<br/><br/>improve quality of work-life, suggested in both the literature and<br/><br/>clinical settings, is Preceptorship Orientation Programs. Despite<br/><br/>extensive implementation of Preceptorship Programs, there exists<br/><br/>little more than anecdotal evidence that these programs are<br/><br/>effective in decreasing staff turnover, increasing job satisfaction<br/><br/>or improving the effectiveness of orientation.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Utilizing a pre-test/post-test, quasi-experimental design, a pilot<br/><br/>study was conducted to evaluate a newly implemented Preceptorship<br/><br/>Orientation Program. The study was guided by the Hinshaw and Atwood<br/><br/>(1987) model of Anticipated Turnover Among Nursing Staff, which<br/><br/>explores variables leading to actual turnover among nurses. Data<br/><br/>were collected on selected model variables including: Initial<br/><br/>Expectations of Tenure, Group Cohesion, Nursing Job Satisfaction,<br/><br/>Job Stress, Anticipated Turnover and Actual Turnover. All staff on<br/><br/>the three preceptorship pilot units received questionnaires<br/><br/>pre-program and 8 months post program implementation. Qualitative<br/><br/>data were collected through bi-weekly meetings and interviews with<br/><br/>a representative sample of program participants. Results of the<br/><br/>study and implications for nursing practice, education and<br/><br/>management will be discussed.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:22:07Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:22:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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