Good Work in Nursing: A Comparison of BSN Graduate Perceptions on Entry into Practice and One Year Later

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303843
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Good Work in Nursing: A Comparison of BSN Graduate Perceptions on Entry into Practice and One Year Later
Author(s):
Welk, Dorette Sugg; Alichnie, M. Christine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Zeta
Author Details:
Dorette Sugg Welk, PhD, RN, dorettewelk@gmail.com; M. Christine Alichnie, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of Phase I of this qualitative longitudinal study was to describe the perceptions of new BSN graduates about what constitutes good work in nursing (GWN) as they entered their first professional positions compared to Phase II one-year after the initial employment was underway. Efforts to reduce the nursing shortage through identification of issues that affect retention and avoid “burn-out” of nurses are in order.  

Methods: A purposive sample of 12 graduates met criteria as having fewer than three months of experience in the work environment and a recommendation from a faculty member. Each participant was interviewed for approximately one-hour using a semi-structured interview protocol adapted from the GoodWork Project©. Perceptions were obtained for both phases regarding beliefs, values, goals, responsibilities, opportunities, supports, obstacles, pressures, and conditions of the domain. Content analysis of verbatim transcripts and researcher triangulation were used to identify category descriptors and themes. The identical methods were employed for both phases.

Results: Examples of results after one year included that BSN graduates expanded care focus to that which is more holistic, with an increasing sense of responsibility not equal to scope of authority, still unwilling to compromise patient safety, increasing use of research in practice, viewing role models as primarily peers versus formal mentors, and aligning with co-workers with similar values.

Conclusion: After one year, BSN graduates sustain a set of core values and behaviors and expand their views based primarily on unit-based activities with patients, nurses, and physicians. Graduates can identify responsibilities, obstacles with suggestions for overcoming them, and leadership characteristics which can inform the nurse leaders at both time frames to support new graduates. Understanding factors which play a role in promoting good work in nursing deemed to be of high quality and socially responsible may influence curricular and institutional change.

Keywords:
BSN graduate; nursing education; good work in nursing
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGood Work in Nursing: A Comparison of BSN Graduate Perceptions on Entry into Practice and One Year Lateren_GB
dc.contributor.authorWelk, Dorette Suggen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlichnie, M. Christineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDorette Sugg Welk, PhD, RN, dorettewelk@gmail.com; M. Christine Alichnie, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303843-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of Phase I of this qualitative longitudinal study was to describe the perceptions of new BSN graduates about what constitutes good work in nursing (GWN) as they entered their first professional positions compared to Phase II one-year after the initial employment was underway. Efforts to reduce the nursing shortage through identification of issues that affect retention and avoid “burn-out” of nurses are in order.   <p><b>Methods: </b>A purposive sample of 12 graduates met criteria as having fewer than three months of experience in the work environment and a recommendation from a faculty member. Each participant was interviewed for approximately one-hour using a semi-structured interview protocol adapted from the GoodWork Project©. Perceptions were obtained for both phases regarding beliefs, values, goals, responsibilities, opportunities, supports, obstacles, pressures, and conditions of the domain. Content analysis of verbatim transcripts and researcher triangulation were used to identify category descriptors and themes. The identical methods were employed for both phases. <p><b>Results: </b>Examples of results after one year included that BSN graduates expanded care focus to that which is more holistic, with an increasing sense of responsibility not equal to scope of authority, still unwilling to compromise patient safety, increasing use of research in practice, viewing role models as primarily peers versus formal mentors, and aligning with co-workers with similar values. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>After one year, BSN graduates sustain a set of core values and behaviors and expand their views based primarily on unit-based activities with patients, nurses, and physicians. Graduates can identify responsibilities, obstacles with suggestions for overcoming them, and leadership characteristics which can inform the nurse leaders at both time frames to support new graduates. Understanding factors which play a role in promoting good work in nursing deemed to be of high quality and socially responsible may influence curricular and institutional change.en_GB
dc.subjectBSN graduateen_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectgood work in nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:15Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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