The aim of this study was to: 'examine predictors of Canadian new graduate nurses’ health outcomes' and involved 406 nurses surveyed over one year at two time points. A range of indicators was measured using standard validated instruments.
The results showed that '(b)oth situational and personal factors were significantly related to mental and overall health and post‐traumatic stress disorder risk.' Also, 'cynicism was a significant predictor of all three health outcomes, while occupational coping self‐efficacy explained unique variance in mental health and work–life interference' were related to post‐traumatic stress disorder risk.
The authors concluded: '(t)hese findings show that although, overall, new graduate nurses feel positively about their work experiences and are healthy, there is still work to be done to improve working conditions for new graduate nurses, especially in regard to addressing workplace incivility and burnout. Promoting and sustaining the health and well‐being of new graduate nurses is essential for the health and sustainability of the nursing workforce and healthcare organizations more generally.