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Evidence-Based Proposal

Clinical Practicum Project

Andrea Myers

on 14 April 2015

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Evidence-based Project

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
Clinical Excellence
Problem and Purpose
The orientation process for graduate nurses transitioning to the NICU is too short.
Evidence-based Change Description
MSN Roles
Advanced education and advanced degrees improve nursing care
16 Years Experience:
Medical Surgical
Neonatal Intensive Care
Nurse Educator
Evaluation Plan
Competency Tests: cognitive and psychomotor
Final Discussion
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
Kaplan University

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.
Preceptor Evaluations
Satisfaction Survey Scores
Providing Safe, Timely, Efficient, and Equitable Patient-Centered Care.
Measured by:

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
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