Transition to specialty practice programs in emergency nursing

A review of the literature

Julia Nicole Morphet, Julie Considine, Lisa McKenna

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nursing shortages across many clinical areas have been well documented both in Australia and internationally. It has been argued that this shortage is further exacerbated in critical care areas such as Emergency Departments (EDs). Transition to specialty practice programs (TSPPs), which offer elements of extended orientation, education and preceptorship, have been reported as offering potential for addressing workforce shortages, both as recruitment and as retention strategies. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the literature related to recruitment and retention issues in specialist nursing, followed by an examination of the effect of TSPPs in emergency nursing. In addition, an evaluation of recruitment and retention outcome measures used to evaluate each TSPP, and the professional development of participants is presented. The findings of the literature review indicate that TSPPs have been successful in recruiting and retaining nursing staff, however professional development outcomes have been inconsistently reported, and warrant further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalAustralasian Emergency Nursing Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • emergency nursing
  • recruitment
  • retention
  • education
  • transition

Cite this

@article{b697504ec44344f4873daa3070d009db,
title = "Transition to specialty practice programs in emergency nursing: A review of the literature",
abstract = "Nursing shortages across many clinical areas have been well documented both in Australia and internationally. It has been argued that this shortage is further exacerbated in critical care areas such as Emergency Departments (EDs). Transition to specialty practice programs (TSPPs), which offer elements of extended orientation, education and preceptorship, have been reported as offering potential for addressing workforce shortages, both as recruitment and as retention strategies. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the literature related to recruitment and retention issues in specialist nursing, followed by an examination of the effect of TSPPs in emergency nursing. In addition, an evaluation of recruitment and retention outcome measures used to evaluate each TSPP, and the professional development of participants is presented. The findings of the literature review indicate that TSPPs have been successful in recruiting and retaining nursing staff, however professional development outcomes have been inconsistently reported, and warrant further investigation.",
keywords = "emergency nursing, recruitment, retention, education, transition",
author = "Morphet, {Julia Nicole} and Julie Considine and Lisa McKenna",
year = "2011",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1016/j.aenj.2010.11.001",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "45--49",
journal = "Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal",
issn = "1574-6267",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1",

}

Transition to specialty practice programs in emergency nursing : A review of the literature. / Morphet, Julia Nicole; Considine, Julie; McKenna, Lisa.

In: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 45-49.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Transition to specialty practice programs in emergency nursing

T2 - A review of the literature

AU - Morphet, Julia Nicole

AU - Considine, Julie

AU - McKenna, Lisa

PY - 2011/2

Y1 - 2011/2

N2 - Nursing shortages across many clinical areas have been well documented both in Australia and internationally. It has been argued that this shortage is further exacerbated in critical care areas such as Emergency Departments (EDs). Transition to specialty practice programs (TSPPs), which offer elements of extended orientation, education and preceptorship, have been reported as offering potential for addressing workforce shortages, both as recruitment and as retention strategies. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the literature related to recruitment and retention issues in specialist nursing, followed by an examination of the effect of TSPPs in emergency nursing. In addition, an evaluation of recruitment and retention outcome measures used to evaluate each TSPP, and the professional development of participants is presented. The findings of the literature review indicate that TSPPs have been successful in recruiting and retaining nursing staff, however professional development outcomes have been inconsistently reported, and warrant further investigation.

AB - Nursing shortages across many clinical areas have been well documented both in Australia and internationally. It has been argued that this shortage is further exacerbated in critical care areas such as Emergency Departments (EDs). Transition to specialty practice programs (TSPPs), which offer elements of extended orientation, education and preceptorship, have been reported as offering potential for addressing workforce shortages, both as recruitment and as retention strategies. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the literature related to recruitment and retention issues in specialist nursing, followed by an examination of the effect of TSPPs in emergency nursing. In addition, an evaluation of recruitment and retention outcome measures used to evaluate each TSPP, and the professional development of participants is presented. The findings of the literature review indicate that TSPPs have been successful in recruiting and retaining nursing staff, however professional development outcomes have been inconsistently reported, and warrant further investigation.

KW - emergency nursing

KW - recruitment

KW - retention

KW - education

KW - transition

UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B7W60-520VCVB-1-1&_cdi=28536&_user=542840&_pii=S1574626710004404&_origin=gateway&_coverDate=02

U2 - 10.1016/j.aenj.2010.11.001

DO - 10.1016/j.aenj.2010.11.001

M3 - Review Article

VL - 14

SP - 45

EP - 49

JO - Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

JF - Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal

SN - 1574-6267

IS - 1

ER -