Supporting newly qualified nurses in the UK: a systematic literature review

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Whitehead, Bill, Owen, Patricia, Holmes, Dinah, Beddingham, Elaine, Simmons, Maxine, Henshaw, L., Barton, Merryn and Walker, Carl 2013. Supporting newly qualified nurses in the UK: a systematic literature review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.01.009
AuthorsWhitehead, Bill, Owen, Patricia, Holmes, Dinah, Beddingham, Elaine, Simmons, Maxine, Henshaw, L., Barton, Merryn and Walker, Carl
Abstract

Aim:
This is a systematic literature review of the existing published research related to the development of preceptorship to support newly qualified nurses in the United Kingdom (UK).

Background:
It has been known for some time that newly qualified nurses experience a period of unsettling transition at the point of registration. In the UK, preceptorship has been the professional body’s recommended solution to this for over 20 years.

Data Sources:
Searches were made of the CINAHL Plus and MEDLINE databases.

Review Methods:
A systematic review was carried out in August 2011. Twelve separate searches were conducted generating 167 articles, of which 24 were finally reviewed. Papers were critically reviewed and relevant data were extracted and synthesised using an approach based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis ( PRISMA).

Results and Discussion:
A results table is presented of the twenty-four sources generated by the systematic search. Three themes were identified from the empirical evidence base: ‘Managerial Support Framework’; ‘Recruitment and Retention’; and ‘Reflection and Critical Thinking in Action’;.

Conclusion:
There is strong evidence that the newly qualified nurse benefits from a period of supported and structured preceptorship, which translates to improved recruitment and retention for the employing organisations.

Recommendations for Further Research and Practice:
The existing literature provides an evidence base upon which to construct a preceptorship programme and a means by which to measure its efficacy and monitor its future development. Case study research projects should be considered for future preceptorship programmes in order to find the most effective methods of delivery.

KeywordsSupport for newly qualified nurses; Newly qualified nurses; Research; Post-Registration nursing education; Preceptorship; Educational nursing; systematic literature review
Year2013
ISSN02606917
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.01.009
Web address (URL)http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0260691713000105
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