Aligning undergraduate baccalaureate education in a Transition to Professional Practice Course to reflect current new graduate orientation program at a Major university medical center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308645
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aligning undergraduate baccalaureate education in a Transition to Professional Practice Course to reflect current new graduate orientation program at a Major university medical center
Author(s):
Kirkpatrick, Bonnie L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Bonnie L. Kirkpatrick, RN, MS, CNS, kirkpatrick.7@osu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

It is essential that  nurse leaders in regulation, education and practice work together to provide all new graduates with support during their critical transition period, beginning in the senior year of nursing programs to prepare students to begin to  meet the challenges of transitions to practice.

Other health professions have standardized residency programs.  In nursing transition programs vary and some are nonexistent.  As advances in medical science and technology support expanding populations served, nurses are required to master complex information, use technology for health care delivery, evaluate nursing outcomes and assist patients with managing increasingly complex systems of care. Nursing education must prepare students to meet these challenges beginning at the undergraduate level and continuing through the orientation process. Patients in today’s health care environment are sicker, and are discharged sooner with more complex medical, social, environmental and economic issues.  With attention on medical errors in all medical systems, it is imperative that nurses are prepared to face challenges of nursing care and at the same time maintain standards of care including safety and quality outcomes for patients and families. 

Another issue facing stakeholders is the high cost of orienting new nurses.  It is estimated hospitals spend 15,000 to 75,000 per person on orientation programs. For these employers it is important to employ nurses who are prepared to work in this complex environment, in a timely fashion and maintain them as long term employees.  In response to the issues facing new graduates a program has been developed with the medical center and the university to align the undergraduate nursing education in the transitions to practice course with current hospital orientation pathways.

 The goal of the program is reduction in cost, turnover and time in formal orientation but maintaining new nurses in AACN/University Health System Consortium Nurse residency program.

Keywords:
transition; orientation; education
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAligning undergraduate baccalaureate education in a Transition to Professional Practice Course to reflect current new graduate orientation program at a Major university medical centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirkpatrick, Bonnie L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsBonnie L. Kirkpatrick, RN, MS, CNS, kirkpatrick.7@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308645-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><p>It is essential that  nurse leaders in regulation, education and practice work together to provide all new graduates with support during their critical transition period, beginning in the senior year of nursing programs to prepare students to begin to  meet the challenges of transitions to practice. <p>Other health professions have standardized residency programs.  In nursing transition programs vary and some are nonexistent.  As advances in medical science and technology support expanding populations served, nurses are required to master complex information, use technology for health care delivery, evaluate nursing outcomes and assist patients with managing increasingly complex systems of care. Nursing education must prepare students to meet these challenges beginning at the undergraduate level and continuing through the orientation process. Patients in today’s health care environment are sicker, and are discharged sooner with more complex medical, social, environmental and economic issues.  With attention on medical errors in all medical systems, it is imperative that nurses are prepared to face challenges of nursing care and at the same time maintain standards of care including safety and quality outcomes for patients and families.  <p>Another issue facing stakeholders is the high cost of orienting new nurses.  It is estimated hospitals spend 15,000 to 75,000 per person on orientation programs. For these employers it is important to employ nurses who are prepared to work in this complex environment, in a timely fashion and maintain them as long term employees.  In response to the issues facing new graduates a program has been developed with the medical center and the university to align the undergraduate nursing education in the transitions to practice course with current hospital orientation pathways. <p> The goal of the program is reduction in cost, turnover and time in formal orientation but maintaining new nurses in AACN/University Health System Consortium Nurse residency program.en_GB
dc.subjecttransitionen_GB
dc.subjectorientationen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott.en_GB
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