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dc.contributor.authorBjerknes, Mari Skancke
dc.contributor.authorBjørk, Ida Torunn
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-06T09:25:45Z
dc.date.available2013-02-06T09:25:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBjerknes, M.S. & Bjørk, I.T. (2012). Entry into nursing: An ethnographic study of newly qualified nurses taking on the nursing role in a hospital setting. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID 690348en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-1429
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 948432
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/1342
dc.description.abstractThe transition from student to working nurse has long been recognized as challenging. This paper presents the findings of research into the opportunities and limitations encountered by newly qualified nurses when taking on the nursing role. The study had an ethnographic design. Observation, interviews, and document analysis were used to gain insight into nurses' daily work from the perspective of recently graduated nurses. Thirteen nurses were monitored closely during their first year in a hospital setting in Norway. These new nurses generally entered the field with empathy for their patients, enthusiasm for the profession, and readiness to learn more about being a good nurse. However, their more experienced colleagues seemed to neither respect nor nurture this attitude. The new nurses experienced heavier responsibilities than expected, fragmentation of patient care, and stressful interactions with colleagues. The lack of a supportive work environment and role models increased the new nurses' experience of overwhelming responsibility in their daily work situations. The nurses learned to cope the hard way, despite the organizational culture, not because of it. Adjusting the profession's expectations of new nurses, and offering good role models and more comprehensive support programmes, would markedly ease the transition for new nursesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNursing Research and Practice;2012(ID 690348 )
dc.rightsCopyright © 2012 M. S. Bjerknes and I. T. Bjørk. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Sykepleievitenskap: 808en_US
dc.subjectNursing roleen_US
dc.subjectNew nursesen_US
dc.subjectNursing practiceen_US
dc.titleEntry into nursing: An ethnographic study of newly qualified nurses taking on the nursing role in a hospital settingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/1342/1/948432.pdf
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2012/690348/


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