Quote from RNmo
As long as this ^^^ is an attitude existing in the healthcare setting, new grads will continue going home crying and burnt out and leave the profession. You can learn the steps for skills in school, like for skill checkoffs, but mastery is in repetition and adequate repetition is available only at a job. That's not debatable.
I believe you are misunderstanding me. I absolutely agree with you in that mastery is in repetition. But what I am arguing is that one's job is not where that repetition should begin to take place. If residencies and apprenticeships were the standard prior to licensure, instead of the limited clinicals that nursing education currently provided, new grads would have received more of that repetition while still a student, not a fully-licensed nurse. We should not just accept the status quo in nursing education by adopting an "of course" attitude towards new grads not receiving adequate training to be relatively independent on the floor. Nursing education needs to change, but that takes time. However, in the meantime, I don't believe new grads should be chastised by other nurses for having been failed by current nursing education either, but that varies among individual nurses -- you'll always have your nurses that scoff at new grads for not having enough skills and nurses that welcome the opportunity to teach.
Quote from LadyFree28
No, it's not the fault of the new grads, or the schools, hospitals are not always "kind" enough to let nursings students get great opportunities. If more hospitals were willing to let new grads in regardless of GPA get into apprenticeships and residencies, and have transition to practice agreements with local schools, then that can help, but if hey are not going to allow students enough access to become comfortable, then what are new grads going to do??? The hospitals and other facilities have to be on the same page as the nursing programs...
Yes to the last statement. We as a profession need to be on the same page with facilities and schools. We need to be able to convince facilities that it would be far more beneficial for them to train new grads properly in residencies than continue to use the sink or swim approach that leads to so much burn out. Of course this takes time to do on a grand scale, but it's a goal worth going for to further the profession overall.
EDIT: Fixed spacing issues since I'm on my phone.