From the known to the unknown future of a newly graduated nurse : a qualitative minor field study in India

University essay from Högskolan Väst/Institutionen för omvårdnad, hälsa och kultur; Högskolan Väst/Institutionen för omvårdnad, hälsa och kultur

Abstract:

Bakground

: A new kind of birthing center, providing a new concept of maternal care is about to open in a city located in the eastern part of India. Being part of a new concept in maternal care and having the opportunity to work at a new advanced multispecialty hospital as well as being a newly graduated nurse can create a lot of expectations in which we aim to explore.

Aim

: The aim was to explore newly graduated nurse's expectations before the opening of a natural birthing center in the eastern part of India.

Method

: Qualitative interviews were chosen as a data collecting method. The participants were five newly graduated nurses. A qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach and a manifest content was selected for analyzing the collected data.

Findings: Four categories with sub-categories were found. They were Unknown future, In relation with patients and relatives, Opportunities to develop as a nurse and to become a good nurse.

Conclusion

: In this study it was seen that the nurses felt unsure in their role and about their future. To be able to care for patients and relatives as a newly graduated nurse in a professional manner (and make them feel safe), it is important to have the confidence to feel safe in the nursing role. It is also of importance that the organization allows the nurse to develop by creating attuned climates for this, all to become a good nurse.

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