Relationship of retention and orientation of newly graduated nurses through preceptorship and mentoring

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dc.contributor.advisor Siela, Debra L. Lung, Christina M. 2011-06-09T15:26:01Z 2011-06-09T15:26:01Z 2010-07-24 en_US 2010-07-24
dc.description.abstract With the increasing shortage of nurses, nurse retention is a concern that spans the entire nursing community. Research has shown that many new graduates are leaving their jobs within two years of graduation, some of which is due to a lack of social support (Lavoie-Tremblay O’Brien-Pallas, Gelinas, Desforges, & Marchionni, 2008). Clinical work is demanding and stressful, and because new graduates have limited if any experience, a new nurse’s experience with her introduction into the nursing profession can help determine if she will remain. The purpose of this study is to determine if a mentoring program for newly graduated nurses will promote retention by increasing role socialization, confidence, knowledge, and skills. This is a replication of a Lee, Tzeng, Lin, and Yeh (2009) study. The conceptual framework is based upon role socialization and Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory. The study will take place at a large Midwestern hospital. A convenience sample of 20 newly graduated nurses will be recruited to participate. Half will be randomly chosen to participate in a mentoring program and the other 10 students will participate in the orientation without the mentoring program. Data will be collected through interviews prior to the start of orientation and at one, three, and six month intervals. Findings will provide information on how students’ perception of the unit, confidence, knowledge, and skills is affected by working with a specific mentor throughout the orientation process.
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