Evaluating the clinical judgment of newly hired staff nurses

Kathie Lasater, Ann Nielsen, Mary Stock, Tanya L. Ostrogorsky

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Abstract

Assessing newly hired nurses’ readiness for practice is critical for safe practice and the quality care of patients; therefore, hospitals need effective assessment strategies to promote clinical judgment development. One large medical center hospital developed a process to assess new hires’ clinical judgment, using case studies. This article describes the assessment process and reports fi ndings from a retrospective analysis of the clinical judgment competency of the participants. The fi ndings suggest that more orientation time and experience are needed for less-experienced nurses (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-571
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Evaluating the clinical judgment of newly hired staff nurses. / Lasater, Kathie; Nielsen, Ann; Stock, Mary; Ostrogorsky, Tanya L.

In: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Vol. 46, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. 563-571.

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