Transition to practice programs: What Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery graduates said. A Graduate eCohort Sub-Study

Tuckett, Anthony, Eley, Robert and Ng, Linda (2015) Transition to practice programs: What Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery graduates said. A Graduate eCohort Sub-Study. Collegian, . doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2015.10.002


Author Tuckett, Anthony
Eley, Robert
Ng, Linda
Title Transition to practice programs: What Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery graduates said. A Graduate eCohort Sub-Study
Journal name Collegian   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7696
1876-7575
Publication date 2015-11-07
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2015.10.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim
To describe what Australian and New Zealand graduates said about the Nurse Entry to Practice program.

Background
The Nurse Entry to Practice is a structured programme that offers professional and educational support for graduate nurses in their first year of practice.

Method
The qualitative research described and reported herein constitutes a sub-study of the Graduate e-Cohort Study. This qualitative sub-study describes the responses to one on-line survey question offered in 2013 which asked about issues around gaining employment. Only those responses related to the Nurse Entry to Practice program by 197 recently graduated Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students as they transitioned into professional practice are presented.

Results
Graduates looking for jobs in the year 2009 and 2010 were positive about their uptake of a Nurse Entry to Practice program. At the time the programs were a viable and plentiful option in which the graduate could take a program associated with a final undergraduate clinical placement. This resulted in these graduates remaining in the ward or organisation where the program was undertaken. This consequence was reported more widely by 2008 graduates, 2009 graduates from New Zealand but was not reported at all by 2010 graduates. Nurses or midwives looking for a job in 2011 reported less on a Nurse Entry to Practice program and when they did they indicated that the program was hard to get into.

Conclusion
This research offers educators, employers and administrators insights into improving the transition experience for recently graduated nurses and midwives.
Keyword Australia
eCohort
Newly graduated nurse
Newly graduated midwife
New Zealand
Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Program
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 12:53:43 EST by Dr Anthony Tuckett on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work