Relationship between a preceptorship experience and role socialization of graduate nurses.

G. M. Clayton, M. E. Broome, L. A. Ellis

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The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of preceptorship on the socialization of the baccalaureate graduate nurse into roles of professional nurses. Two groups, one having a preceptorship experience in the final quarter of their baccalaureate program (n = 33) and one having the traditional course (n = 33), participated in the study. Both groups completed Schwerian's Six-Dimension Scale of Nursing Performance on three testing occasions: prior to the course, immediately following the course, and the six months after graduation. There was a significant interaction effect between group and time. The preceptor group at the 6-month follow-up scored significantly higher on four of the six subscales as well as on the overall socialization instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of nursing education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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