Competence, Effectiveness, New graduate nurses, Structured training program
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Tayal N, Bhoi S, Gunjiyal J, Kaur K. Impact of a Structured Nursing Training Program on Self-perceived Competence of Newly Appointed Nurses at Apex Trauma Center in Northern India: A Prospective Observational Study. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2020; 8 (1):32-35.
Background: New graduate nurses require an induction program to improve their clinical skills and build confidence during their transition from education to practice.
Objectives: To evaluate and compare self-perceived clinical competence among new nursing staff before and after training program.
Settings: Apex Trauma Centre in Northern India.
Study design: A prospective observational study.
Intervention: New graduate nurses joining the institute during study period underwent a comprehensive training module to enhance their skills and confidence. A 20-item validated questionnaire was offered to participants for self-evaluation of their skills before and after receiving the training. Competence level of each nurse was computed by adding score of individual items in questionnaire.
Results: A total 136 newly joined nurses underwent training program during study period, of whom 120 participated in the study. There was a significant improvement in all 20 domains of clinical and housekeeping skills after the induction program (all p values < 0.01). Before induction program, less than two-thirds of the staff were confident about competence in key clinical skills. After induction more than 85% of attendees were confident about necessary skills.
Conclusion: In our study, the induction by critical care training program was effective in promoting confidence and clinical competence of new nurses.
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