The Influence of Preceptor Training on Nurse Satisfaction and Role Confidence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603828
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Influence of Preceptor Training on Nurse Satisfaction and Role Confidence
Author(s):
Marquez, Beth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Pi
Author Details:
Beth Marquez, RN, COHN, CCM, bmarquez@chamberlain.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Healthcare organizations today are faced with significant financial and operational challenges. Nurse turnover results in an average financial loss between $4.21M and 6.02M in hospitals with retention challenges. (Nursing Solutions, Inc. [NSI], 2014). Job satisfaction and role confidence are distinctively linked to nurse retention. By 2020, half a million nurses will retire, resulting in a significant loss in nursing expertise (Cazier & Spaulding, 2014).  Retention of existing nursing staff is critical to the financial and operational sustainability of healthcare systems. Increased turnover is a catalyst to a rise in sentinel events. A key factor impacting retention is nurse satisfaction, which is directly impacted by the culture of the organization. The relationship between a nurse and their preceptor can be a dynamic component in job satisfaction and retention. To preserve satisfaction among nursing staff, a sense of belonging and engagement with the culture of the organization must be palpable. New staff need support as they navigate the organization and as they gain confidence in their role. In the absence of a strong preceptor figure, nurses can experience barriers adjusting to the culture of an organization and attrition can rise. Utilizing Watson’s Theory of Caring as a foundation, an eight (8) hour preceptor workshop was implemented at a metropolitan acute-care hospital. Pre and post workshop surveys, utilizing a five-point Likert scale, were completed by staff nurses serving as preceptors. Data from the pre and post-workshop surveys were analyzed to identify the impact of formal training on nurse satisfaction and role confidence among staff nurses serving as preceptors. Pre-workshop baseline evaluation criteria included job satisfaction in preceptor role, satisfaction with knowledge and skills as a preceptor and the perceived need for formal preceptor training. Post-workshop summative criteria included job satisfaction in preceptor role, satisfaction of knowledge and skills as preceptor post-training and satisfaction with preceptor training. Satisfaction in the preceptor role increased from a mean of 2.8 to 4.54, while confidence in preceptor skills increased from a mean of 3.35 to 4.75. The participants’ perceived ability to impact the acclimation of new hires increased from a mean of 3.3 to 4.6. Statistically significant improvement was appreciated in the areas of role confidence, nurse satisfaction and perceived impact on the acclimation of new hires. Preceptor training can positively impact organizations challenged with nurse satisfaction and retention. Formal preceptor training provides the skills to facilitate an effective orientation and evaluation of the preceptee and improves job satisfaction and role confidence in the nurse serving in the preceptor role. The implementation of formal preceptor training can enhance satisfaction for nurses joining the organization, as well as for nurses who serve as preceptors. Cazier, J. A., & Spaulding, T. J. (2014). An empirical analysis of nurse retention: What keeps RNs in nursing? The Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(2), 111-116. Nursing Solutions, Inc. (2014). 2014 National Healthcare & RN Retention Report. Retrieved from http://www. nsinursingsolutions.com/Files/assets/library/retention-institutNationalHealthcareRNRetentionReport2014.pdf
Keywords:
Nurse Satisfaction; Preceptor Training; Nurse Retention
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16PST56
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Influence of Preceptor Training on Nurse Satisfaction and Role Confidenceen
dc.contributor.authorMarquez, Bethen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Pien
dc.author.detailsBeth Marquez, RN, COHN, CCM, bmarquez@chamberlain.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603828en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Healthcare organizations today are faced with significant financial and operational challenges. Nurse turnover results in an average financial loss between $4.21M and 6.02M in hospitals with retention challenges. (Nursing Solutions, Inc. [NSI], 2014). Job satisfaction and role confidence are distinctively linked to nurse retention. By 2020, half a million nurses will retire, resulting in a significant loss in nursing expertise (Cazier & Spaulding, 2014).  Retention of existing nursing staff is critical to the financial and operational sustainability of healthcare systems. Increased turnover is a catalyst to a rise in sentinel events. A key factor impacting retention is nurse satisfaction, which is directly impacted by the culture of the organization. The relationship between a nurse and their preceptor can be a dynamic component in job satisfaction and retention. To preserve satisfaction among nursing staff, a sense of belonging and engagement with the culture of the organization must be palpable. New staff need support as they navigate the organization and as they gain confidence in their role. In the absence of a strong preceptor figure, nurses can experience barriers adjusting to the culture of an organization and attrition can rise. Utilizing Watson’s Theory of Caring as a foundation, an eight (8) hour preceptor workshop was implemented at a metropolitan acute-care hospital. Pre and post workshop surveys, utilizing a five-point Likert scale, were completed by staff nurses serving as preceptors. Data from the pre and post-workshop surveys were analyzed to identify the impact of formal training on nurse satisfaction and role confidence among staff nurses serving as preceptors. Pre-workshop baseline evaluation criteria included job satisfaction in preceptor role, satisfaction with knowledge and skills as a preceptor and the perceived need for formal preceptor training. Post-workshop summative criteria included job satisfaction in preceptor role, satisfaction of knowledge and skills as preceptor post-training and satisfaction with preceptor training. Satisfaction in the preceptor role increased from a mean of 2.8 to 4.54, while confidence in preceptor skills increased from a mean of 3.35 to 4.75. The participants’ perceived ability to impact the acclimation of new hires increased from a mean of 3.3 to 4.6. Statistically significant improvement was appreciated in the areas of role confidence, nurse satisfaction and perceived impact on the acclimation of new hires. Preceptor training can positively impact organizations challenged with nurse satisfaction and retention. Formal preceptor training provides the skills to facilitate an effective orientation and evaluation of the preceptee and improves job satisfaction and role confidence in the nurse serving in the preceptor role. The implementation of formal preceptor training can enhance satisfaction for nurses joining the organization, as well as for nurses who serve as preceptors. Cazier, J. A., & Spaulding, T. J. (2014). An empirical analysis of nurse retention: What keeps RNs in nursing? The Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(2), 111-116. Nursing Solutions, Inc. (2014). 2014 National Healthcare & RN Retention Report. Retrieved from http://www. nsinursingsolutions.com/Files/assets/library/retention-institutNationalHealthcareRNRetentionReport2014.pdfen
dc.subjectNurse Satisfactionen
dc.subjectPreceptor Trainingen
dc.subjectNurse Retentionen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:10:44Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:10:44Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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