Exploring the Expectations of Preceptorship from the Perspective of New Graduate Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304125
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Expectations of Preceptorship from the Perspective of New Graduate Nurses
Author(s):
Liou, Yung-Fang; Liaw, Jen-Jiuan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Yung-Fang Liou, RN, MSN, yfliou@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw; Jen-Jiuan Liaw, RN, PhD;
Abstract:

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

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the expectations of preceptorship from the perspective of newly qualified nurses.

Methods: A structured questionnaire was used in this study.  The convenience sample, consisting of 119 first-year nurses, was taken from a medical center in northern Taiwan whose preceptor program was first implemented in 2009.

Results: Results showed that over 90% of respondents stated that they needed a preceptor during their first nursing job.  Seventy-five percent of the respondents preferred being assigned continuously to the same preceptor for one-on-one mentoring.  However, only 67% were actually assigned to a single preceptor.  The major reason for arranging multiple preceptors was to balance preceptor availability with the reality of hospital shift work.  The average time period for preceptorship in this survey was one and half months; however, over forty percent of the respondents expressed a desire for at least 3 months of preceptor continuity.  In terms of expectations measured on 1 to 5 scale, the majority of respondents rated each of the distinctive aspects of preceptorship as being important or very important.  No statistical significance was found between demographic data and new graduate nurses’ expectations of preceptorship.

Conclusion: These results contributed to understanding the desired attributes of preceptors from the perspective of newly qualified nurses and providing reference value with regards to the implementation of the preceptor programs.

Keywords:
newly qualified nurse; preceptorship
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring the Expectations of Preceptorship from the Perspective of New Graduate Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiou, Yung-Fangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiaw, Jen-Jiuanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsYung-Fang Liou, RN, MSN, yfliou@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw; Jen-Jiuan Liaw, RN, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304125-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to explore the expectations of preceptorship from the perspective of newly qualified nurses. <p><b>Methods: </b>A structured questionnaire was used in this study.  The convenience sample, consisting of 119 first-year nurses, was taken from a medical center in northern Taiwan whose preceptor program was first implemented in 2009. <p><b>Results: </b>Results showed that over 90% of respondents stated that they needed a preceptor during their first nursing job.  Seventy-five percent of the respondents preferred being assigned continuously to the same preceptor for one-on-one mentoring.  However, only 67% were actually assigned to a single preceptor.  The major reason for arranging multiple preceptors was to balance preceptor availability with the reality of hospital shift work.  The average time period for preceptorship in this survey was one and half months; however, over forty percent of the respondents expressed a desire for at least 3 months of preceptor continuity.  In terms of expectations measured on 1 to 5 scale, the majority of respondents rated each of the distinctive aspects of preceptorship as being important or very important.  No statistical significance was found between demographic data and new graduate nurses’ expectations of preceptorship. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>These results contributed to understanding the desired attributes of preceptors from the perspective of newly qualified nurses and providing reference value with regards to the implementation of the preceptor programs.en_GB
dc.subjectnewly qualified nurseen_GB
dc.subjectpreceptorshipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:39Z-
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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