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Author (up) Al-Dossary, R.N.; Kitsantas, P.; Maddox, P.J. url  doi
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  Title Residency Programs and Clinical Leadership Skills Among New Saudi Graduate Nurses Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Abbreviated Journal J Prof Nurs  
  Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 152-158  
  Keywords Clinical leadership; New graduate nurse; Residency programs; Saudi Arabia  
  Abstract Nurse residency programs have been adopted by health care organizations to assist new graduate nurses with daily challenges such as intense working environments, increasing patient acuity, and complex technologies. Overall, nurse residency programs are proven beneficial in helping nurses transition from the student role to independent practitioners and bedside leaders. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of residency programs on leadership skills of new Saudi graduate nurses who completed a residency program compared to new Saudi graduate nurses who did not participate in residency programs. The study design was cross-sectional involving a convenience sample (n = 98) of new graduate nurses from three hospitals in Saudi Arabia. The Clinical Leadership Survey was used to measure the new graduate nurses' clinical leadership skills based on whether they completed a residency program or not. Descriptive statistics, correlation, and multiple linear regression analyses were conducted to examine leadership skills in this sample of new Saudi graduate nurses. A significant difference was found between residents and nonresidents in their leadership skills (t = 10.48, P = .000). Specifically, residents were significantly more likely to show higher levels of leadership skills compared to their counterparts. Attending a residency program was associated with a significant increase in clinical leadership skills. The findings of this study indicate that there is a need to implement more residency programs in hospitals of Saudi Arabia. It is imperative that nurse managers and policy makers in Saudi Arabia consider these findings to improve nurses' leadership skills, which will in turn improve patient care. Further research should examine how residency programs influence new graduate nurses' transition from student to practitioner with regard to clinical leadership skills in Saudi Arabia.  
  Address Professor, Chair, Health Administration and Policy.; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444.. Electronic address: pmaddox@gmu.edu  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 8755-7223 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:27000200 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 95094  
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