One Healthcare Facility + Two Graduate Nurse Orientation Programs = Successful Transition to Practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202244
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
One Healthcare Facility + Two Graduate Nurse Orientation Programs = Successful Transition to Practice
Author(s):
Hodges, Janice; Washburn, Joy
Author Details:
Janice Hodges MSN, RN; Joy Washburn, EdD, RN, WHNP-BC
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: Transition from student nurse to Registered Nurse is a time of inherent challenges which Kramer (1974) defined as reality shock. Literature review indicates reality shock impacts job satisfaction and retention of graduate nurses as 35% to 61% of newly licensed RNs will leave their initial position of employment. This challenges resources, both human and fiscal. It impacts the organization, the new nurse, the preceptor, and the rest of the nursing staff. Transition to practice programs desire to lessen reality shock for new RNs. This study examines the characteristics of the transition into practice experience for newly graduated nurses in two different transition programs in one Midwestern healthcare facility. A traditional orientation is provided as well as a twelve-week rotational program which provides the opportunity to work in various units before accepting a position on a specific unit. The purpose of this study is to understand if one program impacts the transition process better than the other, or if both programs are equally supportive.� Methods: This non-experimental, descriptive, longitudinal study is documenting the characteristics of the graduate nurse transition experience. Permission was obtained to use the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey. Using convenience sampling, graduate nurses participating in the study complete the survey at three, six and twelve months after hire. In addition, at six and twelve months after hire, participants answer additional open-ended questions to elicit quantitative information.� Results: Data collection began in August 2008 and continues through Spring 2011. Statistical analysis should be complete by Fall 2011. Preliminary results indicate new RNs in both programs at this institution feel supported during their transition to practice.
Keywords:
Reality Shock; Graduate Registered Nurses; Transition to Practice
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Grapevine, Texas USA
Description:
41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Health
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleOne Healthcare Facility + Two Graduate Nurse Orientation Programs = Successful Transition to Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorHodges, Janiceen
dc.contributor.authorWashburn, Joyen
dc.author.detailsJanice Hodges MSN, RN; Joy Washburn, EdD, RN, WHNP-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202244-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: Transition from student nurse to Registered Nurse is a time of inherent challenges which Kramer (1974) defined as reality shock. Literature review indicates reality shock impacts job satisfaction and retention of graduate nurses as 35% to 61% of newly licensed RNs will leave their initial position of employment. This challenges resources, both human and fiscal. It impacts the organization, the new nurse, the preceptor, and the rest of the nursing staff. Transition to practice programs desire to lessen reality shock for new RNs. This study examines the characteristics of the transition into practice experience for newly graduated nurses in two different transition programs in one Midwestern healthcare facility. A traditional orientation is provided as well as a twelve-week rotational program which provides the opportunity to work in various units before accepting a position on a specific unit. The purpose of this study is to understand if one program impacts the transition process better than the other, or if both programs are equally supportive.� Methods: This non-experimental, descriptive, longitudinal study is documenting the characteristics of the graduate nurse transition experience. Permission was obtained to use the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey. Using convenience sampling, graduate nurses participating in the study complete the survey at three, six and twelve months after hire. In addition, at six and twelve months after hire, participants answer additional open-ended questions to elicit quantitative information.� Results: Data collection began in August 2008 and continues through Spring 2011. Statistical analysis should be complete by Fall 2011. Preliminary results indicate new RNs in both programs at this institution feel supported during their transition to practice.en
dc.subjectReality Shocken
dc.subjectGraduate Registered Nursesen
dc.subjectTransition to Practiceen
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:17:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:17:51Z-
dc.conference.date2011en
dc.conference.name41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationGrapevine, Texas USAen
dc.description41st Biennial Convention: People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global Healthen
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository, unless otherwise noted.-
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