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Prepared to learn but unprepared for work: A cross sectional survey study exploring the preparedness, challenges, and needs of newly graduated nurses entering a hospital-based transition program
Faculty of Caring Sciences, Work Life and Social Welfare, University of Borås, Borås (SWE).
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. (KAMAIL LOVHH)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0871-0475
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level. (KAMAIL LOVHH)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0084-4636
2023 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 72, article id 103782Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study aims to investigate new graduate nurses the perceptions of educational preparedness, their challenges, and their expectations during their transition to hospital care and introduction to work.

Background: Previous research has raised questions about new graduate nurses’ (NGNs) preparedness for work in the clinical setting, and transition programs have been implemented to smooth the transition process. Information about NGNs’ expectations of both transition programs and their introduction to work when first entering the nursing profession is scarce.

Design: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Method: NGNs enrolled in a regional transition program in six hospitals were recruited from three-cohorts during September 2021, January 2022 and September 2022. After responding to a survey both a qualitative and quantitative approach was used when analyzing responses.

Results: Quantitative and qualitative findings derived from 248 NGNs responses showed that 65% of the NGNs perceived that nursing education in general prepared them for clinical work, that they were prepared for and committed to workplace learning but require support from a well-designed transition program as well as from colleagues and managers in their ward unit.

The conclusion is that the preparation provided by nursing education as well as organizational factors in the healthcare workplace influence new graduate nurses’ readiness for clinical work, the challenges they perceive, and their needs for learning and supp

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2023. Vol. 72, article id 103782
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New graduate nurse, Transition, Introduction, Nursing education, Hospital work environment
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Work Integrated Learning; NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20791DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2023.103782ISI: 001079646600001PubMedID: 37717407Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85171441432OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-20791DiVA, id: diva2:1798637
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