PhD Scientific Days 2023

Budapest, 22-23 June 2023

Health Sciences II.

PILOT programme for central graduate nurses at Bethesda Children's Hospital

Nyergesné Závodi Edit
Bethesda Children's Hospital

Text of the abstract

Nursing education is a key priority for our society, as there is a global shortage of nurses in the healthcare sector. As is the case worldwide, there is a trend in Hungary that there is a critical shortage of professionals at the bedside. Therefore, it is crucial for the Hungarian society and for our hospital to promote the profession of nursing. Commitment to the hospital and the nursing profession is key for us, by presenting Bethesda's mission and by instilling a diaconal approach to charity, by attracting dedicated graduates with a strong sense of vocation to our hospital through a gap-filling, self-developed career pathway programme. This programme will provide a central status within our hospital for young graduate nurses. Our motivation is to assess the problem of integration of nurses, which affects newly graduated nurses. With this programme we also want to facilitate their integration into the community.
The aim of the programme is to increase the professionalism and quality of patient care, as well as the commitment of nurses, and to improve the stability of the nursing team by maintaining the career and recognition and appreciation of nurses.
The development programme has been designed to be comprehensive in content and to provide a suitable depth of usable knowledge of the different specialties in the hospital. They rotate every 3 months over two years in inpatient and outpatient care (internal medicine multidisciplinary, infant, neurology, rehabilitation-mental health, intensive care units, outpatient clinics, operating theatre, surgery) and in priority specialties such as NIV, SMA workgroup, laboratory. The professional training of the young nursing graduates participating in the programme, their integration into the working community and their knowledge of the hospital's organisational culture are essential to enable them to perform well in the workplace, to work in their assigned area in a good spirit and with the necessary preparation. The programme provides an excellent opportunity to get to know all the units/departments in our hospital, which will enable nurses to make more informed choices and to select the area they like best after two years. Our long term goal with this pilot programme is to develop a model project that can be used by hospitals across the country. We want to offer graduate nurses a career model to promote the nursing profession.
The main objective of this presentation is to describe the steps of the pilot programme, which is part of the PhD research.