Recruiting competent newly qualified nurses in the London region
Christian, Sara, Burke, Linda and Sayer, Jane (2011) Recruiting competent newly qualified nurses in the London region. In: Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: The 2011 International Nursing Research Conference. Book of abstracts. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK, p. 96. ISBN 978-1-906633-67-7Full text not available from this repository.
This paper addresses employers’ perspective of the desired competencies of newly qualified nurses. The study took a three-phase, mixed method approach and took place over a 12 month period. The aim of the study was to compare and contrast interpretations of competency in practice and to explore the expectations and experiences of the employing Trusts throughout the London Region.
The first Phase was a review of the literature focusing on
• defining and understanding competency in the context of selection and recruitment;
• mapping and comparing interpretations of competency in practice: the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) for Band 5 newly qualified posts and the Nursing and Midwifery Council
(NMC) skill clusters required for entry to the Nursing Register.
The second Phase was an electronic survey to all the Trusts in the London Region (67% response) identifying, comparing and contrasting selection procedures and experience of recruitment for Band 5 posts. Some very interesting findings emerged around the recruitment process and when asked what proportion of newly qualified nurses were best suited for appointment the responses ranged from 5-70%.
The final Phase involved two stages of focus groups with Senior Nurses, Nurse Managers and Nurses in five Trusts. In these focus groups experiences of recruiting newly qualified nurses were explored in more detail and a selection of competency statements which emerged from the mapping exercise in Phase 1 were ranked. Some interesting findings emerged particularly in terms of the perceptions of
competencies and ‘value’ statements.
In this paper we will present the key findings from this study and explore the emerging themes and their implications for future practice.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Title of Proceedings:||Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: The 2011 International Nursing Research Conference. Book of abstracts|
|Additional Information:|| Paper presented as part of 'Symposium 12. Yesterday's student-nurses, today's nurses: readiness for work of newly qualified nurses.'  Abstract published in Book of Abstracts for the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: 2011 International Nursing Research Conference, held 16-18 May 2011, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||recruitment, competent, newly qualified, nurses, London|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care
Faculty of Education & Health > School of Health & Social Care
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2012 10:22|
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