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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182041
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
To Float or Not to Float - An Innovative Approach for a New Graduate Residency
Author(s):
Poduska, Donna
Author Details:
Donna Poduska, MS, RN, NE-BC, NEA-BC, Director, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, email: ddp@pvhs.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Literature has shown that float or PRN pools are staffed with seasoned registered nurses (RNs) and avoid the hiring of new RN graduates. This community hospital developed an innovative program which gives new graduates an opportunity for entry into practice by working in a resource/float pool for the medical/surgical units. RN graduates are on-boarded into the resource/float pool for their initial placement in the hospital. The new graduate program is tailored to meet their needs in this setting with a rotating internship to eight different clinical units. During the orientation, the new graduates work directly with an assigned preceptor, attend classes and participate in all of the regularly scheduled orientation and education activities. The orientation is four months long. After this initial orientation, mentors are utilized from the educators in the resource pool and this relationship continues for 10-12 months. This Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference will outline benefits of this program in regards to: having multiple preceptors, opportunities to work different units and become skilled in a wide variety of diagnoses, becoming independent faster, building self confidence, and becoming a resource to other units. Positive outcomes based on the NDNQI RN Survey include the following: Satisfaction with orientation Job enjoyment Nurse participation in hospital affairs Perceived high quality of care Staffing and resource adequacy Collegial nurse/physician relations In summary, this innovative program utilizes a separate department for new graduates to gain skills which lead to nurse satisfaction, increased skill levels and respect from other disciplines and units.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTo Float or Not to Float - An Innovative Approach for a New Graduate Residencyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPoduska, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Poduska, MS, RN, NE-BC, NEA-BC, Director, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, email: ddp@pvhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182041-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Literature has shown that float or PRN pools are staffed with seasoned registered nurses (RNs) and avoid the hiring of new RN graduates. This community hospital developed an innovative program which gives new graduates an opportunity for entry into practice by working in a resource/float pool for the medical/surgical units. RN graduates are on-boarded into the resource/float pool for their initial placement in the hospital. The new graduate program is tailored to meet their needs in this setting with a rotating internship to eight different clinical units. During the orientation, the new graduates work directly with an assigned preceptor, attend classes and participate in all of the regularly scheduled orientation and education activities. The orientation is four months long. After this initial orientation, mentors are utilized from the educators in the resource pool and this relationship continues for 10-12 months. This Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference will outline benefits of this program in regards to: having multiple preceptors, opportunities to work different units and become skilled in a wide variety of diagnoses, becoming independent faster, building self confidence, and becoming a resource to other units. Positive outcomes based on the NDNQI RN Survey include the following: Satisfaction with orientation Job enjoyment Nurse participation in hospital affairs Perceived high quality of care Staffing and resource adequacy Collegial nurse/physician relations In summary, this innovative program utilizes a separate department for new graduates to gain skills which lead to nurse satisfaction, increased skill levels and respect from other disciplines and units.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:06:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:06:23Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.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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