Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Expectation Versus Reality: The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated OTs in Skilled-Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
Article Information
Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Expectation Versus Reality: The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated OTs in Skilled-Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505094. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2010
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505094. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2010
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This phenomenological study explored the perceptions and experiences of newly graduated OTs working in skilled-nursing facilities. Four themes emerged: evolution of entry-level competence, negotiation of relationships with colleagues, navigation of systems, and transition from idealism to realism. Findings implicate the need for change on multiple professional levels to enable new graduates to successfully transition into practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nicole Fidanza

Additional Authors and Speakers: Salvador Bondoc