Hospital Preceptors' Perceptions of the New Registered Nurses Preparedness to Perform Basic Nursing Skills Safely and Independently

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308707
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hospital Preceptors' Perceptions of the New Registered Nurses Preparedness to Perform Basic Nursing Skills Safely and Independently
Author(s):
Echeverria, Kimberley R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau
Author Details:
Kimberley R. Echeverria, RN, BSN, MSN, delpina@aol.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

The purpose of this case study research is to determine the perceptions of the new nurse preceptors regarding the preparedness of new nurses as to their knowledge and performance of basic skills safely and independently.  This data may lead to changes in clinical education and new nurse hospital orientation programs.  Also, the intent of this case study is to confirm that new novice nurses who can not perform basic nursing skills safely and independently will not be able to advance from novice to expert, the highest level of nursing (Benner, 1984).  Additionally, the new nurse may not be capable of incorporating Evidence-Based Practice to safely care for her patients. 
The primary research question is:
„X What are the preceptors’ perceptions, regarding new nurses’ knowledge and abilities to perform basic nursing skills safely and independently? 
Secondary questions to be answered are: 
„X What are the preceptors’ perceptions based on,
„X Do the preceptors believe the students are being taught the most useful basic nursing skills, and
„X How does the nursing curriculum prepare the student to perform these skills? 
The theoretical basis for this study is Benner’s Theory entitled From Novice to Expert.  If a new nurse has not had adequate preparation to perform basic nursing skills safely and independently, she will have difficulty advancing from the novice level of nursing to the expert level which consists of critical thinking and Evidence-Based Practice.  The new nurse novice is further hindered by never having executed many of these basic nursing skills in a controlled, supervised clinical setting.  The ramifications are that the new novice nurse may perform these basic skills incorrectly causing harm to the patient, destroying her self-confidence, and eventually causing her to leave the profession. 
                                         Reference
Benner, P. (1984).  From Novice to Expert - Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice,

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Keywords:
new nurse; preceptorship; Benner
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.titleHospital Preceptors' Perceptions of the New Registered Nurses Preparedness to Perform Basic Nursing Skills Safely and Independentlyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEcheverria, Kimberley R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTauen_GB
dc.author.detailsKimberley R. Echeverria, RN, BSN, MSN, delpina@aol.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308707-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The purpose of this case study research is to determine the perceptions of the new nurse preceptors regarding the preparedness of new nurses as to their knowledge and performance of basic skills safely and independently.  This data may lead to changes in clinical education and new nurse hospital orientation programs.  Also, the intent of this case study is to confirm that new novice nurses who can not perform basic nursing skills safely and independently will not be able to advance from novice to expert, the highest level of nursing (Benner, 1984).  Additionally, the new nurse may not be capable of incorporating Evidence-Based Practice to safely care for her patients.  <br /="/">The primary research question is: <br /="/">„X What are the preceptors’ perceptions, regarding new nurses’ knowledge and abilities to perform basic nursing skills safely and independently?  <br /="/">Secondary questions to be answered are:  <br /="/">„X What are the preceptors’ perceptions based on,<br /="/">„X Do the preceptors believe the students are being taught the most useful basic nursing skills, and<br /="/">„X How does the nursing curriculum prepare the student to perform these skills?  <br /="/">The theoretical basis for this study is Benner’s Theory entitled From Novice to Expert.  If a new nurse has not had adequate preparation to perform basic nursing skills safely and independently, she will have difficulty advancing from the novice level of nursing to the expert level which consists of critical thinking and Evidence-Based Practice.  The new nurse novice is further hindered by never having executed many of these basic nursing skills in a controlled, supervised clinical setting.  The ramifications are that the new novice nurse may perform these basic skills incorrectly causing harm to the patient, destroying her self-confidence, and eventually causing her to leave the profession.  <br /="/">                                         Reference<br /="/">Benner, P. (1984).  From Novice to Expert - Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, <p>Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.en_GB
dc.subjectnew nurseen_GB
dc.subjectpreceptorshipen_GB
dc.subjectBenneren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:35:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:35:01Z-
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 Marriotten_GB
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