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Towards an understanding of graduate registered nurses' practice readiness

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Studying in Australian Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programmes provides opportunities to develop

    knowledge and skills at a beginning practitioner level that can be applied in many different contexts

    (ANMC 2010; Moxham 2010). With the award of registration, graduate RNs are declared to be

    practice ready and are considered safe and competent practitioners albeit at a novice level (McGrath

    et al. 2006). However, a cursory analysis of the literature reveals that opinions differ between

    clinicians and education providers as to whether recently graduated RNs are adequately prepared for

    the challenges of the current healthcare system. Even though much research has been done in

    Australia on the issue of transition support programmes, graduate RNs’ transition to practice remains

    problematic and poses a major challenge. Therefore, this study aims to explore the expectations of

    graduate RNs’ practice readiness from the perspective of both industry and education sectors to

    address this knowledge gap within the Australian context.

UOW Authors


  •   El Haddad, May (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Broadbent, Marc (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • El Haddad, M., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2012). Towards an understanding of graduate registered nurses'' practice readiness. 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012: Speaker Abstracts (pp. 15-15). WA Branch Australian Nurse Teachers'' Society (ANTS): Australia.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/236

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Abstract


  • Studying in Australian Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programmes provides opportunities to develop

    knowledge and skills at a beginning practitioner level that can be applied in many different contexts

    (ANMC 2010; Moxham 2010). With the award of registration, graduate RNs are declared to be

    practice ready and are considered safe and competent practitioners albeit at a novice level (McGrath

    et al. 2006). However, a cursory analysis of the literature reveals that opinions differ between

    clinicians and education providers as to whether recently graduated RNs are adequately prepared for

    the challenges of the current healthcare system. Even though much research has been done in

    Australia on the issue of transition support programmes, graduate RNs’ transition to practice remains

    problematic and poses a major challenge. Therefore, this study aims to explore the expectations of

    graduate RNs’ practice readiness from the perspective of both industry and education sectors to

    address this knowledge gap within the Australian context.

UOW Authors


  •   El Haddad, May (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Broadbent, Marc (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • El Haddad, M., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2012). Towards an understanding of graduate registered nurses'' practice readiness. 14th National Nurse Education Conference 2012: Speaker Abstracts (pp. 15-15). WA Branch Australian Nurse Teachers'' Society (ANTS): Australia.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/236

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