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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304334
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Supporting New Graduate Nurses in Transition: The Nurse AthleteTM Program
Author(s):
Hrabe, David P.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
David P. Hrabe, PhD, RN, hrabe.1@osu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

New graduate nurses are among the most vulnerable members of the profession and employers continue to seek ways that support new graduates transition into their first positions as full members of the healthcare team. The purpose of this project was to incorporate use of a two-day self-care workshop, Nurse AthleteTM, into an existing nurse residency program. This presentation is a description of the Nurse AthleteTM program used as adjunctive support for new graduate nurses employed by a large, university medical center located in the Midwestern United States.

Methods:

 Through a series of lectures, exploratory questions and reflective journaling, participants are guided over two days through content and exercises that help them face the truth about their physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual (life’s purpose) health.  The latest evidence-based nutrition content is covered along with practical guidelines for everyday approaches to eating.  Meals, created from commonly available foods, are served during the workshop and follow the program’s nutrition guidelines.  Strategic movement breaks are provided during both days along with two exercise sessions led by a certified physical trainer.  The exercise sessions demonstrate simple but effective exercises that can be done in almost any setting and focus on building strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.  Participants also have the opportunity to undergo a brief health risk assessment and are provided private consultation regarding the results and referrals as necessary.

Results:

Participants routinely report high energy during the workshop, realignment with their deepest values and new motivation to engage their personal health in sustainable ways. 

Conclusion: Nurse leaders should consider adding a self-care component such as the Nurse AthleteTM to new graduate nurse transition programs.

Keywords:
Self-care; Transitioning; New graduate 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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSupporting New Graduate Nurses in Transition: The Nurse AthleteTM Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHrabe, David P.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsDavid P. Hrabe, PhD, RN, hrabe.1@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304334-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>New graduate nurses are among the most vulnerable members of the profession and employers continue to seek ways that support new graduates transition into their first positions as full members of the healthcare team. The purpose of this project was to incorporate use of a two-day self-care workshop, Nurse Athlete<sup>TM</sup>, into an existing nurse residency program. This presentation is a description of the Nurse Athlete<sup>TM</sup> program used as adjunctive support for new graduate nurses employed by a large, university medical center located in the Midwestern United States. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p> Through a series of lectures, exploratory questions and reflective journaling, participants are guided over two days through content and exercises that help them face the truth about their physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual (life’s purpose) health.  The latest evidence-based nutrition content is covered along with practical guidelines for everyday approaches to eating.  Meals, created from commonly available foods, are served during the workshop and follow the program’s nutrition guidelines.  Strategic movement breaks are provided during both days along with two exercise sessions led by a certified physical trainer.  The exercise sessions demonstrate simple but effective exercises that can be done in almost any setting and focus on building strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.  Participants also have the opportunity to undergo a brief health risk assessment and are provided private consultation regarding the results and referrals as necessary. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Participants routinely report high energy during the workshop, realignment with their deepest values and new motivation to engage their personal health in sustainable ways.  <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Nurse leaders should consider adding a self-care component such as the Nurse Athlete<sup>TM</sup> to new graduate nurse transition programs.en_GB
dc.subjectSelf-careen_GB
dc.subjectTransitioningen_GB
dc.subjectNew graduate nursesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:46Z-
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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