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Good clinical support transforms the experience of new graduates and promotes quality care: A qualitative study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Aim: To explore the clinical support experiences of new graduate nurses��� (NGNs) and how these experiences influenced their learning, job satisfaction and skill development during their new graduate transition. Background: As supervising NGNs is different to other groups, nurse managers must be aware of NGNs��� unique needs to successfully transition to practice. Clinical support is crucial, but little is known about what is effective in supporting the learning and development of clinical capability in this critical period. Methods: Using a qualitative exploratory design, semi-structured interviews were conducted with NGNs working in a tertiary level teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia. Nurses were interviewed upon completing their 12-month transitional support programme (TSP) in late 2013���2014. Data were thematically analysed. Results: Twenty-six NGNs were interviewed. Three major themes identified were as follows: (a) clinical support facilitates learning; (b) conditions required for good clinical support; (c) transforming me. Conclusion: Themes identified specific supportive strategies, including informal and formal clinical support to nurture confidence, competence, professional growth and increase satisfaction of NGNs. Implications for Nursing Management: Findings describe essential clinical support practices for fostering successful NGN transition.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Hussein, R., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Hu, W., & Ramjan, L. M. (2019). Good clinical support transforms the experience of new graduates and promotes quality care: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(8), 1809-1817. doi:10.1111/jonm.12880

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85074861884

Start Page


  • 1809

End Page


  • 1817

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Aim: To explore the clinical support experiences of new graduate nurses��� (NGNs) and how these experiences influenced their learning, job satisfaction and skill development during their new graduate transition. Background: As supervising NGNs is different to other groups, nurse managers must be aware of NGNs��� unique needs to successfully transition to practice. Clinical support is crucial, but little is known about what is effective in supporting the learning and development of clinical capability in this critical period. Methods: Using a qualitative exploratory design, semi-structured interviews were conducted with NGNs working in a tertiary level teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia. Nurses were interviewed upon completing their 12-month transitional support programme (TSP) in late 2013���2014. Data were thematically analysed. Results: Twenty-six NGNs were interviewed. Three major themes identified were as follows: (a) clinical support facilitates learning; (b) conditions required for good clinical support; (c) transforming me. Conclusion: Themes identified specific supportive strategies, including informal and formal clinical support to nurture confidence, competence, professional growth and increase satisfaction of NGNs. Implications for Nursing Management: Findings describe essential clinical support practices for fostering successful NGN transition.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Hussein, R., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Hu, W., & Ramjan, L. M. (2019). Good clinical support transforms the experience of new graduates and promotes quality care: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(8), 1809-1817. doi:10.1111/jonm.12880

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85074861884

Start Page


  • 1809

End Page


  • 1817

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication