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Title: An exploration of graduate nurses' perceptions of their preparedness for practice after undertaking the final year of their bachelor of nursing degree in a university-based clinical school of nursing.
Austin Authors: Watt, Elizabeth;Pascoe, Elizabeth
Affiliation: Clinical School of Nursing @ Austin Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2013
Publication information: International Journal of Nursing Practice; 19(1): 23-30
Abstract: The nursing literature continues to give ongoing attention to university-educated nurses' preparedness for practice in the first year following graduation. This interpretive descriptive study explored the impact of a university-based clinical school of nursing experience on graduate nurses' perceptions of their preparedness for practice. Ten registered nurses who undertook their graduate year programme in the same hospital where they attended the university-based clinical school of nursing were interviewed. The interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed to reveal themes and categories. Thematic data analysis revealed three themes: 'being situated in a clinical school within a hospital', 'the university away from the university' and 'engagement with practice'. The outcome of the experience of being situated in a university-based clinical school of nursing contributed to the participants' sense of being prepared for practice as a graduate nurse.
Gov't Doc #: 23432885
DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12032
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Clinical Competence
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
Nursing Staff, Hospital.psychology
Organizational Culture
Schools, Nursing.organization & administration
Self Efficacy
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