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This June marks the graduation of 130 students from the UBC Okanagan nursing program. Based on current statistics, current high attrition rates for nursing grads indicate many leave the profession after just two years in the workforce. For UBCO nurs- ing professor Kathy Rush, she has com- mitted to changing that attrition rate, having just published a review that evaluat- ed several programs that support nurses as they begin their new careers. review raised the question of why these programs are necessary and do they work. Rush contends without support, new nurses leave the profession at alarm- ing rates.

Within the first two years, 33 to 61 per cent of new nurses change their place of employment or leave the profes- sion entirely. Transition from being an undergrad- uate student to a full- fledged graduate or registered nurse is often a stressful and turbulent time. graduates leave the more pro- tected confines of their student nursing roles to assume the full scope of practice of a professional and are expected to prac- tice independently. Patients are sicker, older and require complex Rush explained. a relatively novice and inexperi- enced new nurse is confronted with high acuity and expand- ed responsibilities, coupled with lim- ited organizational resources and heavy workloads, it can be simply overwhelm- ing.

need support to do this. Evidence shows that new grad- uate transition pro- grams work. They improve retention, increase new nurse confidence and com- petence in providing patient care, and re- duce organizational costs. is significant for the new graduate and for the institu- tions in which they work. She noted the ma- jority of programs staggered education over time, with the intent to parallel the evolving devel- opmental needs of new graduate nurses during their first year of practice.

found that the majority of programs staggered education, but the evidence was not decisive that it improves outcomes any better than giv- ing education in a concentrated form at the beginning of the Rush said. programs are staggering edu- cation, few have ex- amined the impact. Our research failed to find any differ- ences when education was concentrated or staggered, but we are only a single study and much more work needs to be done to determine if it really has advantages. programs are choosing the staggered approach because theories of new nurse transi- as my co-author Judy transi- tion shock show that new grad- uates pass through fairly predictable stages in their first year of practice. pro- grams need to be able to support new graduates through these stages of de- Kelowna Capital News www.kelownacapnews.comPage B4 Friday, June 28, 2019 PADDLE TO RAISE MONEY FOR BRAIN INJURY PREVENTION SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 ROTARY BEACH, KELOWN A REGISTRATION YOGA WARM UP IN SUPPORT OF BRAINTRUST A A A BRAIN INJURY PREVENTION, EDUCATION, AND SUPPORT THIS SPECI AL EVENT PRESENTED BY TO REGISTER OR PLEDGE A PADDLER GO TO BRAINTRUSTCAN ADA.COM Paddleboards and PFDs provided INCLUDING TOP FUNDRAISER PRIZES AND RAFFLE DRAWS! PRIZES SILVER SPONSORS MEDI A SPONSORS CAPITALnews PHOTOS COURTESY OF TEAM REL AYS (REGISTER IN TEAMS OF 4) BBQ GOLD SPONSORS BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME 2019 Induction Dinner Auction Tickets Online: Phone: 778.559.3263 Email: 2019 Inductees include: Daniel Henrik Sedin, Barret Jackman, Shane Heyer, Ron 1997-98 South Surrey Eagles Barret Jackman Shane Heyer Ron Delorme Karen WallaceDaniel Henrik Sedin With Host: GERRY DEE Presented by: Friday, July 19th, 2019 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC 1997-98 South Surrey Eagles In PartnershipWith: CANCER IN THELIFEFACEOF ERIC McCORMACK Stand Up To Cancer Canada Ambassador Stand Up To Cancer Canada is a Canadian Registered Charity (Reg.

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