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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182881
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Graduate Nurse Rotational Program
Author(s):
Beauregard, Maureen; Escobio, Marjorie; Davis, Janet
Author Details:
Maureen Beauregard, R.N., OCN, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: mbeauregard@tgh.org; Marjorie Escobio, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Janet Davis, RN, MS
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: With the current nursing shortage, new graduates from nursing programs can almost write their own tickets into any practice area of nursing. With so many subspecialties of nursing clamoring for "new blood," how do medical surgical nursing areas compete and succeed in hiring and retaining new nurses while providing an orientation program that produces strong clinical skills? We held focus meetings with local groups of graduating BSN students to find their area of interest post-graduation. We found that a number of these students could not decide on which patient care areas they were interested in working. Around the same time, we also located an article in the April 2002 issue of JONA entitled, "New Graduate RN's in a Float Pool." With managerial support, we developed a plan, and embarked on the journey of the Graduate Nurse Rotation Program. At the end of the pilot year, all twelve graduate nurses were retained within the medical surgical division. In the following two years, 62 and 48 graduate nurses were hired into the program with a subsequent medical surgical unit retention rate of 56 and 43 graduate nurses respectively. This has been a very successful program for our institution. We have been able to attract graduating nurses to our facility from around the state as well as from around the country. The new nurses in this program feel empowered. They grow more confident with their skills each rotation while making friends and networking throughout the institution. References: JONA entitled, "New Graduate RN's in a Float Pool." April 2002.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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.titleThe Graduate Nurse Rotational Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeauregard, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.authorEscobio, Marjorieen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Janeten_US
dc.author.detailsMaureen Beauregard, R.N., OCN, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: mbeauregard@tgh.org; Marjorie Escobio, RN, BSN, CMSRN; Janet Davis, RN, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182881-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: With the current nursing shortage, new graduates from nursing programs can almost write their own tickets into any practice area of nursing. With so many subspecialties of nursing clamoring for "new blood," how do medical surgical nursing areas compete and succeed in hiring and retaining new nurses while providing an orientation program that produces strong clinical skills? We held focus meetings with local groups of graduating BSN students to find their area of interest post-graduation. We found that a number of these students could not decide on which patient care areas they were interested in working. Around the same time, we also located an article in the April 2002 issue of JONA entitled, "New Graduate RN's in a Float Pool." With managerial support, we developed a plan, and embarked on the journey of the Graduate Nurse Rotation Program. At the end of the pilot year, all twelve graduate nurses were retained within the medical surgical division. In the following two years, 62 and 48 graduate nurses were hired into the program with a subsequent medical surgical unit retention rate of 56 and 43 graduate nurses respectively. This has been a very successful program for our institution. We have been able to attract graduating nurses to our facility from around the state as well as from around the country. The new nurses in this program feel empowered. They grow more confident with their skills each rotation while making friends and networking throughout the institution. References: JONA entitled, "New Graduate RN's in a Float Pool." April 2002.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:44:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:44:17Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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