Do you think there are enough preceptorship places available to ensure every newly qualified nurse has the opportunity for best possible start in the profession? Are staffing shortages putting newly qualified nurses under pressure to take on more responsibilities than they should or can? Is there a shortage of suitably qualified staff with the time to take on mentoring NQ nurses to the standard they need? Did you have a preceptorship place secured when you got your first nursing job?
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Notes & Further Reading for Editor:
Supporting Newly Qualified Nurses in the UK: A Systematic Literature Review (http://derby.openrepository.com/
Newly qualified nurses must be supported so we don’t lose them (http://www.nursingtimes.net/
Preceptorship Framework Dept. of Health, 2010
Major review of nurse education and training in England Nursing Times, April 2014
NHS in crisis, a very sad piece from a newly qualified nurse Primett’s Perspective blog, Aug 2013