Education Programs for Newly Graduated Nurses in Hospitals: A Scoping Review

Kim Mijung, Shin Sujin, Lee Inyoung

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Purpose: This study was a scoping review designed to identify research trends in education programs for newly graduated nurses in Korea. Methods: The methodological framework was based on a previous work by Arksey and O’Malley. The studies reviewed were found through electronic databases, such as DBpia, RISS, PubMed, and CINAHL. The scope of the data was from January 2000 to December 2019. Each study was analyzed, and extracted data were abstracted into the following domains: publication characteristics, study design, program details, and program evaluation. Results: The 26 studies were reviewed. The majority of the educational domain was competency enhancement education. The following teaching methods were used: lectures, demonstrations, simulations, team based learning, and discussions. Most educational program evaluations involved reaction and learning evaluation. Conclusion: Appropriate education is essential for newly graduated nurses to adapt to their work. However, there was a lack of research on education programs for newly graduated nurses to adapt to their work before gaining clinical experience. Results indicate that it is necessary to develop various education programs and program evaluations. Future researchers should focus on nursing education programs to enhance the clinical competency of newly graduated nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-450
Number of pages11
JournalKorean Journal of Adult Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2020

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  • Literature review
  • Nursing education
  • Program evaluation


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