Experience of New Graduate Nurses in Nurse Residency Programs During the COVID-19 World Pandemic.
Journal of continuing education in nursing
washington; renton; montana; covid-19
BACKGROUND: Individuals who entered any nursing program during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) world pandemic were exposed to a different and chaotic learning environment. The goal of this study was to describe the experience of 452 new graduate nurses (NGNs) who entered the profession between 2020 and 2022.
METHOD: This study was a qualitative thematic analysis of an open-ended survey from the American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program
RESULTS: The thematic analysis resulted in five themes: the pandemic was a significant disruptor, the program was a generally negative experience, the quality of the preceptors and mentors made a difference, the content of the program made an impact, and the residency program prepared NGNs for the RN role by building confidence and promoting relationship building and a sense of community.
CONCLUSION: The 2020-2022 world pandemic created a challenging environment for NGNs to enter nursing and had implications for practice.
Health Care Administration
Trepanier, Sylvain; Church, Cory; Grubaugh, Martha; and Ogilvie, LeAnn, "Experience of New Graduate Nurses in Nurse Residency Programs During the COVID-19 World Pandemic." (2023). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 7894.