S316: Fireside Chat: Reflective Group Journey to Improve Grad Nurse Job Sat
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Session Number: 2010
Date: Fri, Jul 20th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session discusses the use of a reflective group process known as “Fireside Chats” to improve job satisfaction and retention in new graduate nurses. Fireside chat is a facilitated group discussion where graduated nurses can openly and confidentially discuss topics ranging from role confusion, the reality of the nursing profession, loneliness, isolation, and fears faced during orientation. Facilitators are trained through the employee assistance program to lead and stimulate the discussions. This session provides an outline of the reflective group process and reviews the current evaluation results.