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Utilising the Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit model of teaching and learning to support graduate nurses

Te Whakamahi i te tauira whakaako, ako o te Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit hei tautoko i ngā tapuhi whai tohu

Isabel Jamieson, RN, BN, MNurs (Melb) PhD, Principal Lecturer, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Deborah Sims, RN, MA (Applied), Lecturer, Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, NZ

Michelle Casey, RN, MHSc (Nurs), Quality Facilitator, Canterbury District Health Board, NZ

Katie Wilkinson, RN, MN (Clinical Ed), BHSc, Senior Lecturer, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

Rachel Osborne, RN, BN, MHSc (Nurs), Senior Lecturer, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

 Reference

Jamieson, I., Sims, D., Casey, M., Wilkinson, K., & Osborne, R. (2017). Utilising the Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit model of teaching and learning to support graduate nurses. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 33(2), 29-39.

Abstract

This study was designed to answer the research question: Can the Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit model of clinical teaching and learning support graduate registered nurses in their first year of practice? A descriptive exploratory case study approach was utilised. Data were gathered via three focus groups with a total of eleven participants. Thematic analysis was undertaken to identify patterned meaning across the dataset. Two primary themes evident were; support, and recruitment and retention. The main theme of support had five associated subthemes: peer support, organisational support, liaison nurse support, team support for the graduate registered nurses and team support for the staff. An unexpected finding was the positive contribution of the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme Liaison Nurse as a conflict broker who was able to mitigate the escalation of concerns. Another unexpected finding was the positive contribution of the use of Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit of clinical teaching and learning to the recruitment and retention of graduate registered nurses. It is clear the Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit model of clinical teaching and learning provides a significant amount of support to the graduate registered nurses because of the structure of the model.

 

Key words / Ngā kupu matua

Dedicated Education Units; graduate nurses /tapuhi whai tohu; support /tautoko; recruitment and retention/ te whaka- uru me te pupuri

Ngā Ariā Matua

I hoahoa a tēnei rangahau hei whakautu i te pātai rangahau: Ka āwhina te tauira whakaako, ako ā-hōhipera o te Canterbury Dedicated Educa on Unit i ngā tapuhi rēhita whai tohu i tō rātou tau tuatahi i te mahi tapuhi? I whakamahia tētahi huarahi whakamārama mātai tūāhua tūhura. I kohia ngā raraunga i roto i ētahi rōpū arotahi e toru, tekau mā tahi te hunga whakauru. I whakamahia he tātaritanga ā-ia hei tautohu i ngā ia puta noa i te huinga raraunga. E rua ngā ia matua i puta; tuatahi ko te tautoko, tuarua ko te whakauru mai ki te mahi tapuhi, me te pupuri. E rima ngā ia o raro i te ia matua o ‘te tautoko’; te tautoko a ngā hoamahi, te tautoko a te whakahaere, te tautoko a te tapuhi takawaenga, te tautoko ā-kapa mō ngā tapuhi rēhita whai tohu, me te tautoko ā-kapa i ngā kaimahi. Tētahi kitenga kāore i matapae a i te matanga ko te āwhina whai hua o te Tapuhi Takawaenga mō te Nurse Entry to Prac ce Programme, nā te mea i taea e ia ngā māharahara te whakamārie kia kore ai e hē kē atu. Tētahi atu kitenga kāore i matapae a i te matanga ko te āwhina whai hua o te whakamahi i te Canterbury Dedicated Educa on Unit ki te whakaurunga me te pupuri mai o ngā tapuhi rehita whai tohu. He mārama tonu kua no āwhina te tauira whakaako, ako ā-hōhipera o te Canterbury Dedicated Education Unit i ngā tapuhi rēhita whai tohu, nā te āhua o te hanganga o te tauira.

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