Perceptions of New Baccalaureate Graduate Nurses Regarding the Adequacy of Nursing Education and Preparation for Professional Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304536
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of New Baccalaureate Graduate Nurses Regarding the Adequacy of Nursing Education and Preparation for Professional Practice
Author(s):
Johanson, Linda S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Alpha
Author Details:
Linda S. Johanson, RN, MS, EdD, johanson5481@charter.net
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

The research question explored for this study was, 'What are the perceptions of new baccalaureate graduate nurses regarding the adequacy of their nursing education in preparing them for professional practice?' The goal was to determine if new baccalaureate nursing students perceived their education to be relevant for the current demands of the profession.'

Methods:

The design was non-experimental, descriptive, survey research.' Data was gathered using a researcher-designed mailed survey with self-addressed, stamped return envelopes included.' The North Carolina State Board of Nursing was contacted for the addresses for baccalaureate registered nurses who had graduated within two years prior to June of 2012.'

Results:

This study found that overall students in the sample perceived their academic preparation to be favorable for transitioning into professional practice, however students desire more opportunities to practice clinical skills while in nursing school. Respondents also perceived that aspects of the health assessment content commonly included in nursing programs may not typically be useful in entry level nursing practice.'

Conclusion:

Since a large percentage of the sample perceived inadequate clinical practice time, it is possible that new nurses might not feel completely competent with practice-related skills when beginning their professional careers.' Employers should take this into consideration when structuring orientation programs. 'Additionally, the planners for curricula in baccalaureate programs might creatively and strategically consider ways to enlarge, or make more efficient the clinical practice opportunities for nursing students.

Keywords:
education; perceptions
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePerceptions of New Baccalaureate Graduate Nurses Regarding the Adequacy of Nursing Education and Preparation for Professional Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorJohanson, Linda S.en
dc.contributor.departmentMu Alphaen
dc.author.detailsLinda S. Johanson, RN, MS, EdD, johanson5481@charter.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304536-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The research question explored for this study was, 'What are the perceptions of new baccalaureate graduate nurses regarding the adequacy of their nursing education in preparing them for professional practice?' The goal was to determine if new baccalaureate nursing students perceived their education to be relevant for the current demands of the profession.' <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The design was non-experimental, descriptive, survey research.' Data was gathered using a researcher-designed mailed survey with self-addressed, stamped return envelopes included.' The North Carolina State Board of Nursing was contacted for the addresses for baccalaureate registered nurses who had graduated within two years prior to June of 2012.' <p><b>Results: </b> <p>This study found that overall students in the sample perceived their academic preparation to be favorable for transitioning into professional practice, however students desire more opportunities to practice clinical skills while in nursing school. Respondents also perceived that aspects of the health assessment content commonly included in nursing programs may not typically be useful in entry level nursing practice.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Since a large percentage of the sample perceived inadequate clinical practice time, it is possible that new nurses might not feel completely competent with practice-related skills when beginning their professional careers.' Employers should take this into consideration when structuring orientation programs. 'Additionally, the planners for curricula in baccalaureate programs might creatively and strategically consider ways to enlarge, or make more efficient the clinical practice opportunities for nursing students.en
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:38:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:38:15Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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