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A mixed-methods study on patient safety insights of new graduate registered nurses

Murray, M., Sundin, D. and Cope, V.ORCID: 0000-0002-4528-4268 (2020) A mixed-methods study on patient safety insights of new graduate registered nurses. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 35 (3). pp. 258-264.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000443
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Abstract

Background:
New graduate nurses transition with limited experience, and with anxiety and stress. They present an increased risk of contributing to preventable errors or adverse events.

Purpose:
The purpose was to develop an understanding of new graduate registered nurses' (RNs) patient safety knowledge and actions within the first year of registration.

Methods:
The longitudinal mixed-methods study was conducted using a questionnaire delivered at 3 time points (n = 68). Qualitative data were collected by semistructured interviews (n = 11).

Results:
Self-reported knowledge of medical error decreased over the 3 time points. Themes emerging from qualitative data include patient safety and insights, time management, making a mistake, experiential learning, and transition.

Conclusions:
Medical errors and time management persist during transition to the RN role. New graduates reported moderate knowledge of safety and quality issues; however, questioning their own abilities overshadowed growth in their involvement in patient safety.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Nursing
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
Copyright: © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56156
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