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Transcript of Evidence-Based Proposal
Graduate nurses are being rushed into professional roles before they are ready due to staffing issues, high patient acuities, and cost containment causing nurse managers to shorten their orientation lengths and make them take on full patient assignments prematurely.
When novice nurses are not allotted enough time to assimilate into their professional roles it can compromise patient safety, cause stress and burnout, and rendor high turnover rates for the facility. This practice is in direct conflict with practicing with excellence. Therefore this practicum project will focus on the novice nurse's transition into practice, specifically into the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Problem and Purpose
The orientation process for graduate nurses transitioning to the NICU is too short.
Evidence-based Change Description
Advanced education and advanced degrees improve nursing care
16 Years Experience:
Neonatal Intensive Care
Competency Tests: cognitive and psychomotor
Summary and Conclusion
With a proper orientation process, Graduate Nurses can assimilate into safe, competent, and confidently practicing professional nurses.
Transition in Practice for Novice Nurses
by: Andrea Myers, RN, BSN
Clinical Practicum Site:
Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Ga
Preceptor: Kim Cooley, NNP, CNS
To foster a successful transition into the professional nursing role of a NICU Nurse, and to extend the orientation period to 1 year.
Satisfaction Survey Scores
Providing Safe, Timely, Efficient, and Equitable Patient-Centered Care.
Low Mortality Rates
Surgical Infection Rates
Compliance with EBP
The Safety Record
Successful treatment of complex diagnosis and procedures
Additional training will lead to better decisions based on knowledge, experience, and EBP
Utilizing EBP will lead to better patient outcomes.
The Nurse Educator is the link between successful integration of EBP
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3 months: Well Baby Nursery
3 months Special Care Nursery
3 months NICU Low Acuity
3 months NICU High Acuity
36 hour work week
Didactic 6 hours/ clinical 6 hours