Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: a Queensland, Australia study

Parker, Victoria and Plank, Ashley and Hegney, Desley (2003) Adequacy of support for new graduates during their transition into the workplace: a Queensland, Australia study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 9 (5). pp. 300-305. ISSN 1322-7114

Abstract

In 2001, a study into issues of concern to assistant-in-nursing, registered and enrolled nurse members of the Queensland Nurses Union was undertaken. Approximately equal numbers of nurses from each of the aged care, acute private and acute public sectors were surveyed. Overall, 1477 nurses responded, representing a response rate of 53%. This article focuses on one aspect of the study—the perceived adequacy of support offered to new nursing graduates as they exit university and begin their transition into the workplace. In particular, responses from nurses are compared with professional level or current role designation, age, time spent in the workplace and health sector. Considerable divergence of opinion among the respondents, particularly across designation, age and years of experience, was found within the three sectors. For example, in the public and private employment sectors, older and more experienced nurses were more likely to perceive the support for new nurses as adequate compared to younger and less experienced nurses. Additionally, in the acute private sector, the more senior the nurse the more likely the perception that there was adequate preparation for new graduates entering the workforce.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 02:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; new graduates; Queensland; support; transition
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7586

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