Developing Strategies for Newly Graduated Nurses to Facilitate Integration into a Clinical Unit in Japan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303968
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Strategies for Newly Graduated Nurses to Facilitate Integration into a Clinical Unit in Japan
Author(s):
Gregg, Misuzu F.; Wakisaka, Toyomi; Hayashi, Chifuyu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Kappa
Author Details:
Misuzu F. Gregg, PhD, RN, m-gregg@tr.kobe-ccn.ac.jp; Toyomi Wakisaka, MN, RN; Chifuyu Hayashi, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: This study aimed to develop strategies that would assist newly graduated nurses (NGNs) to integrate into a clinical unit.

Methods: We held four research meetings at a clinical unit in an acute hospital. The meetings focused on identifying the difficulties experienced by NGNs when integrating into the clinical unit and developing strategies to counter these difficulties. One researcher described what was covered in the meetings, and the nurse manager who participated in the meetings confirmed the descriptive data. Research participants were 17 nurses including a nurse manager and two NGNs. This study was approved by the ethical committee of the first author’s institution.

Results: The results of data analysis indicated five difficulties experienced by NGNs and two problems related to the hospital or the unit. NGNs’ difficulties were an inability to fully ascertain the patient’s condition, poor time management, inaccurate self-evaluation of their own practices, lack of a sense of responsibility to patients, and having learning difficulties at the unit. The two problems related to the hospital or the unit were a lack of standardized teaching methods used by senior nurses, and inconsistency between the unit and the hospital’s approach in writing nursing records. To solve these problems, the hospital should revise its approach and use software on nursing skills to ensure that NGNs receive uniform instruction. At the clinical unit, it has been decided that NGNs will ‘shadow’ senior nurses after 10 months of employment to help overcome some of these difficulties.

Conclusion: The research meetings were a useful way to identify NGN’s difficulties, most of which related to nursing practice itself and to develop strategies to assist NGNs to integrate into a clinical unit. However, it is necessary to develop teaching methods that will help NGNs to improve their learning capabilities in their clinical unit.

Keywords:
strategies; integration; newly graduated nurses
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.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Strategies for Newly Graduated Nurses to Facilitate Integration into a Clinical Unit in Japanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGregg, Misuzu F.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWakisaka, Toyomien_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayashi, Chifuyuen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Kappaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMisuzu F. Gregg, PhD, RN, m-gregg@tr.kobe-ccn.ac.jp; Toyomi Wakisaka, MN, RN; Chifuyu Hayashi, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303968-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> This study aimed to develop strategies that would assist newly graduated nurses (NGNs) to integrate into a clinical unit. <p><b>Methods: </b> We held four research meetings at a clinical unit in an acute hospital. The meetings focused on identifying the difficulties experienced by NGNs when integrating into the clinical unit and developing strategies to counter these difficulties. One researcher described what was covered in the meetings, and the nurse manager who participated in the meetings confirmed the descriptive data. Research participants were 17 nurses including a nurse manager and two NGNs. This study was approved by the ethical committee of the first author’s institution. <p><b>Results: </b> The results of data analysis indicated five difficulties experienced by NGNs and two problems related to the hospital or the unit. NGNs’ difficulties were an inability to fully ascertain the patient’s condition, poor time management, inaccurate self-evaluation of their own practices, lack of a sense of responsibility to patients, and having learning difficulties at the unit. The two problems related to the hospital or the unit were a lack of standardized teaching methods used by senior nurses, and inconsistency between the unit and the hospital’s approach in writing nursing records. To solve these problems, the hospital should revise its approach and use software on nursing skills to ensure that NGNs receive uniform instruction. At the clinical unit, it has been decided that NGNs will ‘shadow’ senior nurses after 10 months of employment to help overcome some of these difficulties. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The research meetings were a useful way to identify NGN’s difficulties, most of which related to nursing practice itself and to develop strategies to assist NGNs to integrate into a clinical unit. However, it is necessary to develop teaching methods that will help NGNs to improve their learning capabilities in their clinical unit.en_GB
dc.subjectstrategiesen_GB
dc.subjectintegrationen_GB
dc.subjectnewly graduated nursesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:47Z-
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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