Final-year student nurses' perceptions of role transition

Doody, Owen and Tuohy, Dympna and Deasy, Christine (2012) Final-year student nurses' perceptions of role transition. pp. 684-688. ISSN 09660461

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Role transition can be both challenging and exciting. This study presents the findings of phase one of a two-part study conducted by Deasy et al (2011), which explored final-year student nurses' (n=116) perceptions and expectations of role transition. The students were registered on four-year BSc nursing programmes at an Irish university. Data was analyzed using SPSS (version 16). A response rate of 84% was achieved. Over half of respondents said they were adequately prepared for the post of registered nurse. Respondents generally perceived themselves to be competent across a range of domains: managing workloads; prioritizing care delivery; interpersonal skills; time management skills; ethical decision making; and providing health information and education. In contrast, not all were confident about their knowledge and many expected the transition to be problematic. Most expected to be supported and to receive constructive feedback. Recommendations include nurturing supportive work environments to reduce stress and increase confidence. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of British Journal of Nursing is the property of MA Healthcare Limited and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Doody, Owen 1 Tuohy, Dympna 1 Deasy, Christine 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick; Source Info: 6/14/2012, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p684; Subject Term: CLINICAL competence; Subject Term: NURSING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: NURSING students; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: SCALE analysis (Psychology); Subject Term: EMPLOYEES -- Workload; Subject Term: GRADUATES; Subject Term: SOCIAL support; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: SOCIAL role change; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: Graduate; Author-Supplied Keyword: Newly qualified; Author-Supplied Keyword: Role transition; Author-Supplied Keyword: Student; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624190 Other Individual and Family Services; Number of Pages: 5p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CLINICAL competence; NURSING -- Study & teaching; NURSING students; QUESTIONNAIRES; SCALE analysis (Psychology); EMPLOYEES -- Workload; GRADUATES; SOCIAL support; DATA analysis -- Software; SOCIAL role change; IRELAND; Graduate; Newly qualified; Role transition; Student
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