Nyutexaminerade sjuksköterskors erfarenheter under det första året i yrket
: En litteraturstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Newly graduated nurses' experiences during the first year in the profession: A literature review study
  • Måns Ljunggren
  • Emil Wandås

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: 5000 nurse IDs are issued every year in Sweden. Despite this, the supply of nurses does not correspond to the demand in health care. Nurses in hospitals has an increased risk of stress as there is a lack of resources. This in relation with many patients and a shortage of experienced nurses can have an impact on newly graduated nurses. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe nurses’ experiences of being a newly graduated nurse during the first year in the profession in a hospital ward. Method: A literature review study based on qualitative articles was conducted. Data collection was done in three databases and articles were reviewed using HKR:s review for qualitative articles. The analysis followed Fribergs model for analysis of studies. Results: Experiences of stress and uncertainty about the new role were apparent in newly graduated nurses. With more experience, the self-confidence increased, which facilitates social adjustment. Newly graduated nurses described that reflection helped them grow in the new role. Two main categories emerged in the analysis: Experiences of going from student to nurse and Experiences of growing into the role of nurse. Discussion: The method was discussed based on Shenton's concept of credibility. Similarities emerged from previous studies in terms of nurses experiencing stress related to high workload. Supervisors described that reflection developed newly graduated nurses. Differences emerged in terms of that newly graduated nurses felt they received sufficient support when they were part of a transition program. The resuls were also discussed based on the Dreyfus l.
Date of Award2021-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLena Larsson (Supervisor) & Staffan Karlsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)

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