Experiences of professional nurses with newly qualified nurses

Expiry Date
: 01/05/2026
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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The article addresses how professional nurses report on their expectations when working with newly qualified nurses, and their actual experiences.

Keywords: Newly Qualified Nurses; community service nurses; professional nurses; community service; Pre-registration service.

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to describe experiences of professional nurses working with NQNs who placed for community service.

Editor's comments:
To manage professional nurses’ expectations of Newly Qualified Nurses, there is a need for re-orientation of the objectives for Community Service. 
Mentoring programmes for professional nurses will assist in the supervisory role and fast track the release of Newly Qualified Nurses to independency.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Expectations of professional nurses who were working with Newly Qualified Nurses

  2. Actual experiences of professional nurses who were working with Newly Qualified Nurses
  3. Themes that emerged from the professional nurses responses.
    Report about the Newly Qualified Nurses.
    Report about their situation as mentors to Newly Qualified Nurses.
  4. An understanding of work readiness from the perspectives of professional nurses.
  5. Behaviours of Newly Qualified Nurses as reported by professional nurses.
  6. Importance of supporting Newly Qualified Nurses, placed for Community Service.
  7. Need for empowerment to effectively guide Newly Qualified Nurses.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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