Perceptions of Professional Practice and Work Environment of New Graduates in a Nurse Residency Program.
Summary of "Perceptions of Professional Practice and Work Environment of New Graduates in a Nurse Residency Program."
New nurses continue to face challenging work environments and high expectations for professional competence as they enter practice. Nurse residency programs are gaining prominence as a mechanism to ease new graduates' transition to practice. This study examined new graduates' perceptions of their professional practice competence and work environment throughout a yearlong nurse residency program. Employing a repeated measures design, data were collected at baseline, at 6 months, and at 12 months. Results showed that job satisfaction was significantly lowest at 6 months and highest at 12 months. Job stress was found to be lowest at 12 months and organizational commitment was highest at baseline. Of the variables related to professional practice, clinical decision-making was highest at 12 months and quality of nursing performance significantly increased at each measurement point. These data add to the growing evidence supporting the efficacy of nurse residency programs.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of continuing education in nursing
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21598850
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20110516-03
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Coordination of nursing services by various nursing care personnel under the leadership of a professional nurse. The team may consist of a professional nurse, nurses' aides, and the practical nurse.
Advanced Practice Nursing
Evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare grounded in research and scholarship. Practitioners include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives.
Internship And Residency
Programs of training in medicine and medical specialties offered by hospitals for graduates of medicine to meet the requirements established by accrediting authorities.
Education, Nursing, Diploma Programs
Programs usually offered in hospital schools of nursing leading to a registered nurse diploma (RN). Graduates are eligible for state examination for licensure as RN (Registered Nurse).
Occupational Health Nursing
The practice of nursing in the work environment.
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