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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163151
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Essentials of good preceptoring: Views of new graduate nurses in critical care
Author(s):
Mylott, Laura; Greenspan, Miriam; Mahoney, Ellen; Smith, Mary Ellin
Author Details:
Laura Mylott, RN, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Milford, New Hampshire, USA, email: lmylott@partners.org; Miriam Greenspan; Ellen Mahoney; Mary Ellin Smith
Abstract:
Purpose: To uncover key elements of successful transition from new graduate to practicing nurse in critical care as a basis for optimizing satisfaction and success. Background: Background: Interested, newly graduated nurses are being recruited into critical care as one strategy to replenish diminishing nursing resources. Transition into critical care presents the unique challenge of learning to make quick judgments and appropriate, caring responses in life threatening situations requiring sophisticated therapeutics and teamwork. Evidence suggests that relational supports, particularly with an experienced nurse, enhance confidence, clinical performance, socialization and retention for new graduates in acute and specialty care settings. However, little is known about the nature of a supportive and productive relationship or what new nurses view as successful transition into critical care. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Methods: Focus group (n = 66) and narrative data (n = 85) were analyzed by two independent investigators using content analysis techniques to elicit views of baccalaureate prepared new graduate nurses participating in a six month preceptor-based transition program into critical care. Results: Results: The participants (mean age 24 years; 92% female) identified support and guidance from a dedicated and approachable preceptor as most essential to their growth as professional nurses. Key characteristics of a satisfying and effective relationship are (1) fostering partnership; (2) coaching to promote professional knowledge development; (3) sponsoring integration into the team. Participants describe success as moving beyond timely task completion to knowing the patient as person and making a difference in the care, comfort and outcomes experienced by the patient and family. Conclusions and Implications: Conclusions and Implications: New nurses view partnership with a knowledgeable preceptor as essential to achieving self-efficacy as a professional nurse. Interventions aimed at supporting the development of a partnership and enhancing professional self-efficacy may improve transitional experiences and optimize clinical performance and retention for new nurses in critical care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEssentials of good preceptoring: Views of new graduate nurses in critical careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMylott, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenspan, Miriamen_US
dc.contributor.authorMahoney, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Mary Ellinen_US
dc.author.detailsLaura Mylott, RN, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Milford, New Hampshire, USA, email: lmylott@partners.org; Miriam Greenspan; Ellen Mahoney; Mary Ellin Smithen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163151-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To uncover key elements of successful transition from new graduate to practicing nurse in critical care as a basis for optimizing satisfaction and success. Background: Background: Interested, newly graduated nurses are being recruited into critical care as one strategy to replenish diminishing nursing resources. Transition into critical care presents the unique challenge of learning to make quick judgments and appropriate, caring responses in life threatening situations requiring sophisticated therapeutics and teamwork. Evidence suggests that relational supports, particularly with an experienced nurse, enhance confidence, clinical performance, socialization and retention for new graduates in acute and specialty care settings. However, little is known about the nature of a supportive and productive relationship or what new nurses view as successful transition into critical care. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): Methods: Focus group (n = 66) and narrative data (n = 85) were analyzed by two independent investigators using content analysis techniques to elicit views of baccalaureate prepared new graduate nurses participating in a six month preceptor-based transition program into critical care. Results: Results: The participants (mean age 24 years; 92% female) identified support and guidance from a dedicated and approachable preceptor as most essential to their growth as professional nurses. Key characteristics of a satisfying and effective relationship are (1) fostering partnership; (2) coaching to promote professional knowledge development; (3) sponsoring integration into the team. Participants describe success as moving beyond timely task completion to knowing the patient as person and making a difference in the care, comfort and outcomes experienced by the patient and family. Conclusions and Implications: Conclusions and Implications: New nurses view partnership with a knowledgeable preceptor as essential to achieving self-efficacy as a professional nurse. Interventions aimed at supporting the development of a partnership and enhancing professional self-efficacy may improve transitional experiences and optimize clinical performance and retention for new nurses in critical care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:02:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:02:15Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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