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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623583
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Transitioning Experienced Nurses: One Acute Care Organization’s Journey
Author(s):
Windey, Maryann; Schivinski, Erica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Maryann Windey, PhD, RN-BC; Erica Schivinski, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Health care organizations have struggled with recruitment of experienced nurses into many specialty areas. Although there is a plethora of newly-licensed nurses entering the nursing profession, recruiting experienced nurses remains challenging. As a result, many organizations are following the Institute of Medicine’s (2011) recommendations in developing transition-to-practice programs for experienced nurses changing specialties. The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is challenged with meeting the needs of these transitioning nurses.
As the experienced nurses transition to new specialty areas, they have unique needs similar to newly-licensed nurses (Benner, 1984). Unlike newly-licensed nurses, experienced nurses come with varied backgrounds and experience, resulting in the need for customized orientation plans. The NPD practitioner must assess, develop, and validate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes of transitioning nurses. Experienced nurses entering a new specialty should have their psychosocial needs supported and monitored in order to ensure a smooth transition. Failure to adequately meet these needs can lead to high turnover rates of nurses who change specialties. The cost to replace a registered nurse could be as high as $88,000 (Kovner, Brewer, Fatechi, & Jun, 2014). This presentation will outline the steps that one organization took to develop an experienced nurse transition program. This presentation will highlight the challenges and opportunities in developing and evaluating a transition-to-practice program for experienced nurses. Moreover, the organizations’ program outcomes will be reported.

Keywords:
Transition to Practice Program; nursing recruitment
Repository Posting Date:
30-Nov-2017
Date of Publication:
30-Nov-2017
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention
Conference Host:
Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Description:
2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleTransitioning Experienced Nurses: One Acute Care Organization’s Journeyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWindey, Maryannen
dc.contributor.authorSchivinski, Ericaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMaryann Windey, PhD, RN-BC; Erica Schivinski, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623583-
dc.description.abstract<p>Health care organizations have struggled with recruitment of experienced nurses into many specialty areas. Although there is a plethora of newly-licensed nurses entering the nursing profession, recruiting experienced nurses remains challenging. As a result, many organizations are following the Institute of Medicine&rsquo;s (2011) recommendations in developing transition-to-practice programs for experienced nurses changing specialties. The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is challenged with meeting the needs of these transitioning nurses.<br />As the experienced nurses transition to new specialty areas, they have unique needs similar to newly-licensed nurses (Benner, 1984). Unlike newly-licensed nurses, experienced nurses come with varied backgrounds and experience, resulting in the need for customized orientation plans. The NPD practitioner must assess, develop, and validate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes of transitioning nurses. Experienced nurses entering a new specialty should have their psychosocial needs supported and monitored in order to ensure a smooth transition. Failure to adequately meet these needs can lead to high turnover rates of nurses who change specialties. The cost to replace a registered nurse could be as high as $88,000 (Kovner, Brewer, Fatechi, &amp; Jun, 2014). This presentation will outline the steps that one organization took to develop an experienced nurse transition program. This presentation will highlight the challenges and opportunities in developing and evaluating a transition-to-practice program for experienced nurses. Moreover, the organizations&rsquo; program outcomes will be reported.</p>en
dc.subjectTransition to Practice Programen
dc.subjectnursing recruitmenten
dc.date.available2017-11-30T22:22:58Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-30-
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T22:22:58Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name2017 ANPD Annual Conventionen
dc.conference.hostAssociation for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)en
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen
dc.description2017 ANPD Annual Convention: Aspire to Transform. Held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.en
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