Does Participation in Mentoring Programs Help New Graduate Nurses: An Evidence-Based Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202251
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Does Participation in Mentoring Programs Help New Graduate Nurses: An Evidence-Based Review
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this evidence-based project was to determine if new graduate nurses who participate in a mentoring program are more likely to stay in their job one year after orientation.  The loss of new graduate nurses poses a staggering financial burden to employers.  The PICOT question for this evidence-based project was “Does participation in mentoring programs help retain new graduate nurses?”  Through a literature search using the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL – Plus with Full Text) database and using terms identified for the PICOT question, six articles were found to be relevant for this evidence-based project’s purpose.  Evidence from the critical analysis of these articles supports the position that mentoring does impact new graduate retention. This evidence-based review provides insight to hospitals looking for strategies to increase retention of new graduate nurses. Proposed changes in practice would encourage/support organizations to implement mentoring programs for new graduate nurses. Having a site coordinator, choosing mentors from a different unit, regular mentor/mentee meetings, and including evaluation of the program by the mentor and mentee was demonstrated as important for a mentoring program. Proposed changes for nurse educators would promote the development of educational activities to prepare mentors.  Proposed changes for administrators would encourage financial support of mentoring programs to decrease costs associated with nurse turnover.  Future research on the topics of nurse retention, cost-benefit ratio, and nurse satisfaction outcomes associated with mentoring programs is recommended.
Keywords:
Retention; New graduate; Mentor
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDoes Participation in Mentoring Programs Help New Graduate Nurses: An Evidence-Based Reviewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202251-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The purpose of this evidence-based project was to determine if new graduate nurses who participate in a mentoring program are more likely to stay in their job one year after orientation.  The loss of new graduate nurses poses a staggering financial burden to employers.  The PICOT question for this evidence-based project was “Does participation in mentoring programs help retain new graduate nurses?”  Through a literature search using the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL – Plus with Full Text) database and using terms identified for the PICOT question, six articles were found to be relevant for this evidence-based project’s purpose.  Evidence from the critical analysis of these articles supports the position that mentoring does impact new graduate retention. This evidence-based review provides insight to hospitals looking for strategies to increase retention of new graduate nurses. Proposed changes in practice would encourage/support organizations to implement mentoring programs for new graduate nurses. Having a site coordinator, choosing mentors from a different unit, regular mentor/mentee meetings, and including evaluation of the program by the mentor and mentee was demonstrated as important for a mentoring program. Proposed changes for nurse educators would promote the development of educational activities to prepare mentors.  Proposed changes for administrators would encourage financial support of mentoring programs to decrease costs associated with nurse turnover.  Future research on the topics of nurse retention, cost-benefit ratio, and nurse satisfaction outcomes associated with mentoring programs is recommended.en_GB
dc.subjectRetentionen_GB
dc.subjectNew graduateen_GB
dc.subjectMentoren_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:18:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:18:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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