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A Clinical Practice Change: Enhancing the Efficacy of Pediatric Early Warning Systems
With a lack of adherence to documentation, assessment, and utilization of the Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) by pediatric staff nurses, there was a significant gap between clinical deterioration recognition and ...
Implementation of a Transition to Practice Program for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses
The reality of nursing at a professional level is often in direct contrast to anything new nurses have experienced during their educational program. This reality shock may lead to increased turnover and decreased job satisfaction. The objective of this project was to determine whether an evidence based transition to practice program initiated at a 285-bed not-for -profit community acute care facility increased confidence and comfort for newly licensed nurses as they transitioned from student nurse to professional nurse. A comparative study was conducted utilizing the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience survey. The survey tool was administered upon starting the transition to practice program and then again at eight weeks into the program. Newly licensed nurses hired by the organization and starting in January 2017 were included. Nurses with any previous experience were excluded. The study began with 32 subjects and nine were lost during the course of the study, resulting in a 71.8% retention rate for the study. There was a significant increase in self-reported confidence in nursing skills at eight weeks (p-value ...
The Admission and Discharge Nurse Role: A Quality Initiative to Optimize Unit Utilization, Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse Perceptions of Collaboration
Registered nurses are at the frontline of the hospital admission and discharge process. Efficiency and collaboration during these processes are critical to the patient care experience and the promotion of safe, high quality ...
Can Married State Onboarding Close the Transition Gap to Professional Practice?
Onboarding is process of advancing the behaviors that will be the foundation of an employee's long-term success with managers involved in the process. Five themes emerged in the literature review for onboarding new Registered ...
Capturing the Effectiveness of the Registered Nurse in Ambulatory Care
A quantum shift has occurred in the expectations for the provision of care when moving from the inpatient hospital setting to the outpatient ambulatory care setting. As health care systems merge with physician practice ...