The graduate nurse experience: qualitative residency program outcomes

J Nurs Adm. Jul-Aug 2008;38(7-8):341-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000323943.82016.48.

Abstract

Graduate nurses experience role conflict and stress as they begin practice in work environments of high complexity, nurse shortages, and expectations to become competent rapidly. The authors report outcomes from a study that evaluated qualitative responses to the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey administered to graduate nurse residents in the University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing postbaccalaureate nurse residency program at 12 academic hospital sites. Qualitative analysis provided sufficient evidence to convert specific open-ended questions on the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey instrument to a quantitative format for ease of administration and analysis.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Burnout, Professional / prevention & control
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology
  • Clinical Competence
  • Conflict, Psychological
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Frustration
  • Humans
  • Internship, Nonmedical / organization & administration*
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nurse's Role / psychology
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital* / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital* / psychology
  • Organizational Culture
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Self Efficacy
  • Social Support
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States