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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201964
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preparing the Next Generation: A Focus on Good Work in Nursing
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this investigation was to learn similarities and differences in perceptions of the skills, values, and virtues essential for the next generation of nurses entering professional practice. Data represent the voices of nurses practicing for fewer than five to seven years, and those holding local, regional, national, or international positions of leadership in nursing. Participants included eight entering professional nurses and 16 experienced nurses.  A phenomenological approach was used for the analyses of interview transcripts. Interviews were conducted using the following research questions: (1) What do you think are the most important skills and competencies nurses need as they enter the profession and do you feel values and professionalism are emphasized in nursing education; (2) If you could change anything about the profession of nursing, what would it be? Both entering and experienced nurses placed emphasis on values. Entering nurses placed greater emphasis on skills. Experienced nurses emphasized the need for collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Understanding essential components of preparation for professional practice may guide undergraduate education and innovative programs for recruitment and retention of qualified professional nurses.  
Keywords:
qualitative; future nursing education implications; good work in nursing
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreparing the Next Generation: A Focus on Good Work in Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201964-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this investigation was to learn similarities and differences in perceptions of the skills, values, and virtues essential for the next generation of nurses entering professional practice. Data represent the voices of nurses practicing for fewer than five to seven years, and those holding local, regional, national, or international positions of leadership in nursing. Participants included eight entering professional nurses and 16 experienced nurses.  A phenomenological approach was used for the analyses of interview transcripts. Interviews were conducted using the following research questions: (1) What do you think are the most important skills and competencies nurses need as they enter the profession and do you feel values and professionalism are emphasized in nursing education; (2) If you could change anything about the profession of nursing, what would it be? Both entering and experienced nurses placed emphasis on values. Entering nurses placed greater emphasis on skills. Experienced nurses emphasized the need for collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Understanding essential components of preparation for professional practice may guide undergraduate education and innovative programs for recruitment and retention of qualified professional nurses.  en_GB
dc.subjectqualitativeen_GB
dc.subjectfuture nursing education implicationsen_GB
dc.subjectgood work in nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:02:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:02:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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