Nursing student residency program: A model for a seamless transition from nursing student to registered nurse

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161767
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing student residency program: A model for a seamless transition from nursing student to registered nurse
Abstract:
Nursing student residency program: A model for a seamless transition from nursing student to registered nurse
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Olson, Roberta, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:South Dakota State University
Title:Dean and Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007-0098, USA
Contact Telephone:605.688.5178
This study examined a more effective transition for new nursing graduates into the RN role. Social Learning Theory was used as the conceptual framework. Fourteen senior nursing students from two baccalaureate nursing programs participated. Each nursing student resident was assigned a preceptor for the 900-hours of clinical experience. Four instruments were used to collect data at three time periods. These instruments were the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory, Schwirian's Six-Dimensional Scale of Nursing Performance, and assessment tests for Medication Administration and Intravenous Therapy knowledge. The residents wrote vision statements of what it means to be a nurse. Outcomes from the participants indicated that this type of preceptored experience increased their self-confidence and competence in their beginning role as an RN. This occurred through their socialization into the professional work environment by a seasoned RN preceptor and expanded clinical experiences. These graduates moved ahead more quickly into new areas of work on the unit. The unit staff members were pleased because they had an opportunity to work with the new graduates prior to hiring decisions. The benefits to the hospitals were decreased orientation time (12 to 2 weeks), turnover in staff (50% at two years), and recruitment costs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing student residency program: A model for a seamless transition from nursing student to registered nurseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161767-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing student residency program: A model for a seamless transition from nursing student to registered nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Olson, Roberta, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">South Dakota State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean and Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 2275, Brookings, SD, 57007-0098, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">605.688.5178</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Roberta_Olson@sdstate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study examined a more effective transition for new nursing graduates into the RN role. Social Learning Theory was used as the conceptual framework. Fourteen senior nursing students from two baccalaureate nursing programs participated. Each nursing student resident was assigned a preceptor for the 900-hours of clinical experience. Four instruments were used to collect data at three time periods. These instruments were the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory, Schwirian's Six-Dimensional Scale of Nursing Performance, and assessment tests for Medication Administration and Intravenous Therapy knowledge. The residents wrote vision statements of what it means to be a nurse. Outcomes from the participants indicated that this type of preceptored experience increased their self-confidence and competence in their beginning role as an RN. This occurred through their socialization into the professional work environment by a seasoned RN preceptor and expanded clinical experiences. These graduates moved ahead more quickly into new areas of work on the unit. The unit staff members were pleased because they had an opportunity to work with the new graduates prior to hiring decisions. The benefits to the hospitals were decreased orientation time (12 to 2 weeks), turnover in staff (50% at two years), and recruitment costs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:27:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:27:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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