Relationship between a preceptorship experience and role socialization of graduate nurses.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effect of preceptorship on the socialization of the baccalaureate graduate nurse into roles of professional nurses. Two groups, one having a preceptorship experience in the final quarter of their baccalaureate program (n = 33) and one having the traditional course (n = 33), participated in the study. Both groups completed Schwerian's Six-Dimension Scale of Nursing Performance on three testing occasions: prior to the course, immediately following the course, and the six months after graduation. There was a significant interaction effect between group and time. The preceptor group at the 6-month follow-up scored significantly higher on four of the six subscales as well as on the overall socialization instrument.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clayton, GM; Broome, ME; Ellis, LA

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 75

PubMed ID

  • 2538602

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834


  • eng