Nurse Practitioner Orientation and Mentorship: Perceived Competence

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Melissa F. Coble (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Extracted text; Every year thousands of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) graduate and accept positions in hospital based settings. Transitioning into these roles is typically perceived as stressful for the novice Nurse Practitioner. NPs that complete an orientation program and are supported by mentors are typically happier in their role, continue employment for a longer time period, which then improves patient outcomes. Although developing and maintaining such a program is a financial investment for the healthcare organization, the positive impacts such as increased NP job satisfaction, decreased NP turnover will result in cost savings for the institution. There are many studies regarding Registered Nurse orientation, but little has been written about NP orientation programs and what is currently being developed in this area. This paper will discuss the differences in Nurse Practitioner perceived competence with and without an orientation and mentorship program in critical care areas. Also addressed with be comparing the perceived competence and longevity of NPs in various stages of their NP careers.

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Coble, M.F. (2014). Nurse practitioner orientation and mentorship: Perceived competence. Unpublished manuscript, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2014
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