Transition support for new graduate and novice nurses in critical care settings: An integrative review of the literature

Cunnington, Tiana, and Calleja, Pauline (2018) Transition support for new graduate and novice nurses in critical care settings: An integrative review of the literature. Nurse Education in Practice, 30. pp. 62-72.

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Transition into critical care areas for new graduate nurses may be more difficult than transitioning into other areas due to the specialised knowledge needed. It is unknown which aspects of transition programs best support new graduate nurses improve competence and confidence to transition into critical care nursing specialties. Identifying these aspects would assist to design and implement best practice transition programs for new graduates in critical care areas. Themes identified in the literature include; having a designated resource person, workplace culture, socialisation, knowledge and skill acquisition, orientation, and rotation. Allocation of a quality resource person/s, supportive workplace culture, positive socialisation experiences, knowledge and skill acquisition and structured orientation based on new graduates’ learning needs all positively supported increased confidence, competence and transition into nursing practice. Rotations between areas within graduate programs can potentially have both positive and negative impacts on the transition process. Negative impacts of including a rotation component in a transition program should be carefully considered alongside perceived benefits when designing new graduate nurse transition programs.

Item ID: 81900
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-5223
Keywords: Critical care nursing, New graduate nurse, Novice nurse, Preceptorship, Transition support
Copyright Information: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 00:06
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420501 Acute care @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160206 Workforce transition and employment @ 100%
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