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Nurse Educ Today. 2010 Aug;30(6):499-508. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.10.017. Epub 2009 Nov 25.

A systematic review of the experiences and perceptions of the newly qualified nurse in the United Kingdom.

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Welton Health Centre, 4 Cliff Road, Welton, Lincoln LN2 3JH, United Kingdom. ghiggins27@gmail.com

Abstract

AIM:

A systematic literature review of the experiences and perceptions of newly qualified nurses in the UK during the transition from student to staff nurse.

BACKGROUND:

It has been widely recognised that newly qualified nurses experience a period of transition. Over the past decade there has been radical reorganisation of nurse education in the UK which has raised issues of preparation for practice.

DATA SOURCES:

Searches were made of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and MEDLINE.

METHODS:

A systematic review was carried out. Papers were critically reviewed, relevant data were extracted and synthesised.

RESULTS:

Four themes were identified from the empirical evidence base: transition and change, personal and professional development, pre-registration education, preceptorship and support.

CONCLUSION:

Transition remains a stressful experience for newly qualified nurses in the UK. Reasons include an increase in personal and professional development, changes in pre-registration education and lack of support once qualified.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Further research is needed to address the current situation in relation to the transition period including pre-registration education, preparation for practice and support in both primary and secondary care.

PMID:
19939524
DOI:
10.1016/j.nedt.2009.10.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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