The Development of a Nurse Preceptor Model for New Graduate Generation Y Nurses at Vajira Hospital
Keywords:Nurse Preceptor, Generation Y nurse, New graduate nurse
The purposes of this research and development were: 1) to analyze situations and needs of a preceptor model for new graduate generation Y nurses at Vajira Hospital, 2) to create a preceptor model for new graduate generation Y nurses, and 3) to evaluate an appropriateness of the developed preceptor model. The key informants who worked at four different sectors namely obstetric, medical, surgical, and pediatric sectors including four head nurses and four preceptors; and group 2 comprising eight new graduate generation Y nurses. Research tools consisted of a focus group discussion guideline, and an appraisal form for evaluating the appropriateness of the new preceptor model for new graduate generation Y nurses. Its validities were ranged between 0.5-1.0. The data analysis was done by typological analysis and calculated the suitability score. The results of this study were as follows. 1) Situations and needs of using the preceptor model for new graduate generation Y nurses comprised three major dimensions including clear and practical structure, process, and outcome. 2) The new preceptor model consisted of structure, process, and outcome dimensions. It was developed based on situations and needs of the preceptor model. It was also integrated with 4 concepts/theories including preceptor model, trait of generation Y Thai nurses, the management of generation Y nurses, and theory of organization empowerment. Finally, 3) the developed preceptor model was appropriate for adoption with 81.73%.
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