Early findings from an evaluation of a post-registration staff development programme: The Flying Start NHS initiative in Scotland, UK

Roxburgh, Michelle, Lauder, William, Topping, Keith, Holland, Karen, Johnson, Martin and Watson, Roger (2010) Early findings from an evaluation of a post-registration staff development programme: The Flying Start NHS initiative in Scotland, UK. Nurse Education in Practice, 10 2: 76-81. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2009.03.015

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Author Roxburgh, Michelle
Lauder, William
Topping, Keith
Holland, Karen
Johnson, Martin
Watson, Roger
Title Early findings from an evaluation of a post-registration staff development programme: The Flying Start NHS initiative in Scotland, UK
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5953
Publication date 2010-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2009.03.015
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 76
End page 81
Total pages 6
Editor Karen Holland
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Chruchill Livingstone
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
130101 Continuing and Community Education
920210 Nursing
939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
The first year post-qualifying as a nurse or midwife is often seen as a key transitional period. Flying Start NHS is the national development programme for all newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in NHS Scotland. It is designed to support the transition from student to newly qualified health professional through supporting learning in everyday practice. It is a web-based or CD-ROM programme which seeks to increase the confidence and competence of newly qualified nurses and midwives during their first year of employment following registration. The aims of this study were to establish levels of self-report competency, self-efficacy, job demands and career intentions in newly qualified nurses undertaking Flying Start NHS programme in Scotland. The aims were met by conducting a cross-sectional survey of Flying Start NHS students. Newly qualified nurse participants (n = 97) comprised a convenience sample of newly qualified nurses who were registered as undertaking the Flying Start NHS on-line programme during Autumn–Winter 2007. Most newly qualified nurses intend to remain in the NHS although a small but important number may leave.
Keyword Competency
Role transition
Job demands
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