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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623631
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Bridging the Gap by Supporting Our Future
Author(s):
Sweeny, Andrea; Coyne, Danielle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Andrea Sweeny, MSN, RN-BC; Danielle Coyne, BSN,RN, CAPA
Abstract:

According to Kramer (1974), novice nurses transition through three phases during their first year including a period of reality shock. Between 35-60% of new graduates change their place of employment during the first year and can account for more than 50% of total nurse turnover in some hospitals (Newhouse, Hoffman, & Hairston, 2007). In order to decrease attrition, supportive measures are needed for new graduates. Although new graduates identify a mentor during orientation, they experience difficulty meeting during work hours due to patient care needs. When novice nurses do not ask questions, they are assumed to be competent, which leads to feeling alone, unsure and can potentially place patients at harm (Jewell, 2013). In order to provide support during the novice nurse transition, a novice nurse support group was developed for novice nurses who were on-boarded to a fast-paced cardiac progressive care unit by the leadership team. The goal of the support group is to improve interpersonal relationships between novice and veteran nurses, retain new graduates, and improve staff satisfaction by 20% over six months. In February 2016, a support group was implemented for nurses who met on a monthly basis. During the meetings, novice nurses shared positive and negative experiences they’ve encountered while receiving advice, guidance and suggestions from the facilitators, which included leadership and veteran nurses. A survey was sent out prior to the start of the support group and at the six month mark. Results indicate that by implementing the novice nurse support group, this unit was able to meet the goal of improving staff relationships, retaining new graduates and increasing engagement and staff satisfaction.

Keywords:
Nurse Orientation; Nurse retention
Repository Posting Date:
1-Dec-2017
Date of Publication:
1-Dec-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.type.categoryFull-texten
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dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleBridging the Gap by Supporting Our Futureen_US
dc.contributor.authorSweeny, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Danielleen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAndrea Sweeny, MSN, RN-BC; Danielle Coyne, BSN,RN, CAPAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623631-
dc.description.abstract<p>According to Kramer (1974), novice nurses transition through three phases during their first year including a period of reality shock. Between 35-60% of new graduates change their place of employment during the first year and can account for more than 50% of total nurse turnover in some hospitals (Newhouse, Hoffman, &amp; Hairston, 2007). In order to decrease attrition, supportive measures are needed for new graduates. Although new graduates identify a mentor during orientation, they experience difficulty meeting during work hours due to patient care needs. When novice nurses do not ask questions, they are assumed to be competent, which leads to feeling alone, unsure and can potentially place patients at harm (Jewell, 2013). In order to provide support during the novice nurse transition, a novice nurse support group was developed for novice nurses who were on-boarded to a fast-paced cardiac progressive care unit by the leadership team. The goal of the support group is to improve interpersonal relationships between novice and veteran nurses, retain new graduates, and improve staff satisfaction by 20% over six months. In February 2016, a support group was implemented for nurses who met on a monthly basis. During the meetings, novice nurses shared positive and negative experiences they&rsquo;ve encountered while receiving advice, guidance and suggestions from the facilitators, which included leadership and veteran nurses. A survey was sent out prior to the start of the support group and at the six month mark. Results indicate that by implementing the novice nurse support group, this unit was able to meet the goal of improving staff relationships, retaining new graduates and increasing engagement and staff satisfaction.</p>en
dc.subjectNurse Orientationen
dc.subjectNurse retentionen
dc.date.available2017-12-01T19:46:35Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-01-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T19:46:35Z-
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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