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Nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskors upplevelser av yrkesrelaterad stress: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2022 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
New graduate nurses’ experiences of occupational stress : A literature based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background New graduate nurses face many workplace-related challenges in their first year of practice, which contributes to physical and mental strains. As a result, high levels of occupational stress are experienced among newly graduated nurses, leading them to doubt their willingness to continue in nursing. Furthermore, occupational stress is proven to interfere with both personal and professional risk factors, making it an important subject to highlight.

Aim The overall purpose of this study was to describe newly graduated nurses’ experience of occupational stress during their first working-year.

Method This literature study is based on twelve qualitative scientific articles, which has been analysed and assessed through a five-step model.

Results The most frequently described state was feeling unprepared or unable to meet the various requirements of their profession. Challenges were associated with a knowledge gap between theory and practice, an overwhelming reality, leadership, responsibilities and difficulties adapting. There were also connections between the prevalence of long-term stress and early career burnout or turnover. Four main themes emerged from the results; A demanding work environment; To be on your own; Inability to relax; After adversity comes success.

Conclusion New graduate nurses experience a mismatch between the external expectations of them as nurses and their own perception of their ability to perform accordingly. As they develop into professionals in their field, much support is needed. This increases the chances of them succeeding in fighting through their stressful challenges and remain sustainably in their positions. 

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2022. , p. 32
Keywords [en]
challenges, experience, new graduate nurses, novice, occupational stress
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-18121Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-18121DiVA, id: diva2:1635342
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2022-02-07 Created: 2022-02-06 Last updated: 2022-02-18Bibliographically approved

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