The Experience of Newly Qualified Professionial Nurses Allocated to Critical Care Units in Their First Year Post Graduation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602734
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Experience of Newly Qualified Professionial Nurses Allocated to Critical Care Units in Their First Year Post Graduation
Author(s):
Masango, Thembekile
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Thembekile Masango, RN, masante@unisa.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose: The study was to explore and describe the lived experiences of newly qualified professional nurses allocated in ICUs during their first year post–graduation. Further it was to interpret the meaning that these newly qualified professional nurses attach to these experiences during their first year in the critical care unit. Method and design: An explorative, descriptive, interpretative and qualitative design was conducted to explore the nurses’ experiences. Purposive sampling was used which is based on belief that the researcher’s knowledge about the population can be used to hand pick sample elements. Data was collected through in–depth unstructured interviews and written narratives which were transcribed into verbatim transcripts. A Collaizi’s method of data analysis was used. Results: The study findings revealed that newly qualified professional nurses experienced difficulties and challenges in adjusting to the unit due to lack of mentors caused the shortage of staff and by the fact that the ICU environment different from the wards that they are used to. Positive and negative feelings regarding their relationship with colleagues in terms of support received were alluded upon. Recommendations: The study recommended that nurses be exposed to intensive care units during their training. Even after completion they should be introduced to ICu after they have gained confidence in themselves as registered nurses. The study further recommended that mentoring of newly qualified professional nurses should be mandatory in ICU. Key Concepts: Critical care unit, critical care nurse, experience newly qualified professional nurse.
Keywords:
critical care unit; experience
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB2.23
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Experience of Newly Qualified Professionial Nurses Allocated to Critical Care Units in Their First Year Post Graduationen
dc.contributor.authorMasango, Thembekileen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsThembekile Masango, RN, masante@unisa.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602734en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The purpose: The study was to explore and describe the lived experiences of newly qualified professional nurses allocated in ICUs during their first year post–graduation. Further it was to interpret the meaning that these newly qualified professional nurses attach to these experiences during their first year in the critical care unit. Method and design: An explorative, descriptive, interpretative and qualitative design was conducted to explore the nurses’ experiences. Purposive sampling was used which is based on belief that the researcher’s knowledge about the population can be used to hand pick sample elements. Data was collected through in–depth unstructured interviews and written narratives which were transcribed into verbatim transcripts. A Collaizi’s method of data analysis was used. Results: The study findings revealed that newly qualified professional nurses experienced difficulties and challenges in adjusting to the unit due to lack of mentors caused the shortage of staff and by the fact that the ICU environment different from the wards that they are used to. Positive and negative feelings regarding their relationship with colleagues in terms of support received were alluded upon. Recommendations: The study recommended that nurses be exposed to intensive care units during their training. Even after completion they should be introduced to ICu after they have gained confidence in themselves as registered nurses. The study further recommended that mentoring of newly qualified professional nurses should be mandatory in ICU. Key Concepts: Critical care unit, critical care nurse, experience newly qualified professional nurse.en
dc.subjectcritical care uniten
dc.subjectexperienceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:35:36Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:35:36Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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