Accession Number : ADA414827


Title :   An Analysis of the Nurse Internship Program at Naval Medical Center San Diego


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Gillard, Elizabeth K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a414827.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 149


Abstract : This thesis examines the implementation elements of the Nurse Internship Program (NIP) at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The NIP provides nurses with no or little nursing experience an opportunity to participate in professional development as United States Navy Nurse Corps officers. The resolution to implement a NIP requires resource allocation decisions and commitment from top leaders in the organization. A review of adult learning and teaching methods is presented as a foundation for the NIP. It emphasizes the Dreyfus skill acquisition model adapted to the nursing profession by Benner that depicts the novice to expert continuum. Next, an overview of nursing orientation framework as found in the civilian and military healthcare organizations focuses on the program implementation. A discussion of resource allocations made by organizations for a NIP or a nursing orientation program is then presented. Historical accessions data are examined to demonstrate the trend in new nurse appointments to the Navy. The NIP offers potential benefits to the organization and the nurse interns Planning, evaluation, and leadership support are important drivers in the NIP framework. Recommendations are presented for further study based on the foundational aspects of this study.


Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS , *NURSES , *NURSING , *INTERNS , DECISION MAKING , ACQUISITION , LEADERSHIP , SKILLS , MODELS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , NAVY , THESES , MILITARY MEDICINE , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , BENEFITS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE