Precepting New Graduate Nurses - West Virginia Center for Nursing

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science
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Precepting New Graduate Nurses A Guide from the WV Center for Nursing

Objectives 

To learn how effective a preceptor program for new graduates can be for your hospital.

To learn about the nursing workforce in West Virginia.

To understand the characteristics and role of a mentor and the differences between mentoring and being a preceptor.

Objectives 

To discuss and recognize cultural diversity.

To learn qualities of a coach and how to build teamwork in nursing.

To learn what graduate nurses expect in their new work environment and in their roles as a novice nurses.

Retention Of New Graduates 

National Council of State Boards of Nursing survey showed that entry level nurses and employers of these nurses rated the adequacy of preparation low. Research shows approximately 50% of new graduate nurses leave their initial employment within 6 months to 1 year of hire. Turnover costs can be as high as 1 to 1 ½ times the salary of the nurse.

Purpose of Preceptor Program 

Providing the graduate nurse with opportunities to consolidate and integrate nursing knowledge into practice, thereby increasing job satisfaction at the bedside.

Facilitating the graduate nurse’s transition from graduate nurse to a competent practicing registered nurse.

Promoting the continuing personal and professional development of the graduate nurse.

Purpose of Preceptor Program 

Developing and enhancing time management and delegation skills.

Demonstrating team building skills with healthcare team members.

Promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention to the community.

Purpose of Preceptor Program 

Formulating and achieving personal learning objectives for the new graduate.

Assisting the graduate nurse in developing effective skills in communicating with patients, families, and other health professionals.

Providing an opportunity to apply sound clinical judgment and critical thinking skills throughout the nursing process in the management of patient care.

Anticipated Outcomes 

Retention of nursing staff

Decrease turnover

Decreased RN vacancy rate

Increased quality care

Anticipated Outcomes 

Better patient outcomes

Increased patient satisfaction

Increased employee satisfaction

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