Transitions into Practice: First Patient Care Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304390
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transitions into Practice: First Patient Care Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Author(s):
Payne, Camille
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Psi
Author Details:
Camille Payne, PhD, RN, lpayne3@kennesaw.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Creating successful clinical experiences for beginning nursing students is essential to provide a strong foundation in clinical patient care. Ensuring that nursing students receive adequate preparation and skill development are a necessary component of effective performance and patient safety. The purpose of this qualitative research was to gain insight into the first patient care experiences of first year baccalaureate nursing students. Literature supports global recognition of the difficulties experienced by nursing students in their first clinical rotations.

Methods: Data were collected from three cohorts of baccalaureate nursing students (N = 120) in two university settings in the first semester following completion of first patient care experiences. A grounded theory approach was used in the qualitative analysis of written participant narratives.  

Results: Themes and categories of responses emerged through qualitative data analysis.  Data analysis revealed consistent patterns of responses in students, with identification of specific actions from clinical staff or clinical instructors which enhanced or detracted from the quality of their initial experiences. Anxiety and fear before and during the clinical experience were consistently expressed. Students also described reduction in fear at the conclusion of their first patient care experiences, as well as affirmation of their nursing career choice.

Conclusion:  Based on the data, an emerging model for transitioning students into practice will be discussed. Specific recommendations for improving the overall experience in the first clinical setting for beginning baccalaureate nursing students will be suggested through collaboration between education and practice partners. Recommendations will be made for additional nursing research. Improving the quality and nature of first patient care experiences will provide a strong foundation for beginning practitioners, and foster a strong, positive clinical role development.

Keywords:
nursing students; clinical; patient care experiences
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.titleTransitions into Practice: First Patient Care Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Camilleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsCamille Payne, PhD, RN, lpayne3@kennesaw.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304390-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>Creating successful clinical experiences for beginning nursing students is essential to provide a strong foundation in clinical patient care. Ensuring that nursing students receive adequate preparation and skill development are a necessary component of effective performance and patient safety. The purpose of this qualitative research was to gain insight into the first patient care experiences of first year baccalaureate nursing students. Literature supports global recognition of the difficulties experienced by nursing students in their first clinical rotations. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b> Data were collected from three cohorts of baccalaureate nursing students (N = 120) in two university settings in the first semester following completion of first patient care experiences. A grounded theory approach was used in the qualitative analysis of written participant narratives.   <p><b><b>Results: </b></b> Themes and categories of responses emerged through qualitative data analysis.  Data analysis revealed consistent patterns of responses in students, with identification of specific actions from clinical staff or clinical instructors which enhanced or detracted from the quality of their initial experiences. Anxiety and fear before and during the clinical experience were consistently expressed. Students also described reduction in fear at the conclusion of their first patient care experiences, as well as affirmation of their nursing career choice.<b></b><p>C<b>onclusion:  </b>Based on the data, an emerging model for transitioning students into practice will be discussed. Specific recommendations for improving the overall experience in the first clinical setting for beginning baccalaureate nursing students will be suggested through collaboration between education and practice partners. Recommendations will be made for additional nursing research. Improving the quality and nature of first patient care experiences will provide a strong foundation for beginning practitioners, and foster a strong, positive clinical role development.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectclinicalen_GB
dc.subjectpatient care experiencesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:54Z-
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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