Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: A Queensland, Australia study

Parker, Victoria, Plank, Ashley and Hegney, Desley (2003) Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: A Queensland, Australia study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9 5: 300-305. doi:10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00433.x


Author Parker, Victoria
Plank, Ashley
Hegney, Desley
Title Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: A Queensland, Australia study
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Publication date 2003-10
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-172X.2003.00433.x
Volume 9
Issue 5
Start page 300
End page 305
Total pages 6
Place of publication Carlton Vic
Publisher Blackwell Science
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Abstract Abstract: In 2001, a study into issues of concern to assistant-in-nursing, registered and enrolled nurse members of the Queensland Nurses Union was undertaken. Approximately equal numbers of nurses from each of the aged care, acute private and acute public sectors were surveyed. Overall, 1477 nurses responded, representing a response rate of 53%. This article focuses on one aspect of the study-the perceived adequacy of support offered to new nursing graduates as they exit university and begin their transition into the workplace. In particular, responses from nurses are compared with professional level or current role designation, age, time spent in the workplace and health sector. Considerable divergence of opinion among the respondents, particularly across designation, age and years of experience, was found within the three sectors. For example, in the public and private employment sectors, older and more experienced nurses were more likely to perceive the support for new nurses as adequate compared to younger and less experienced nurses. Additionally, in the acute private sector, the more senior the nurse the more likely the perception that there was adequate preparation for new graduates entering the workforce. (author abstract)
Keyword Australia
graduates
Queensland
support
transition

 
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