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Casey Fink Survey Tool
Casey Fink Survey Tool
Casey Fink Survey Tool for UAMS Nurse Residency Program
Please complete the online form for the Casey Fink Survey Tool for UAMS Nurse Residency Program and select Submit button at the bottom of the form.
Step 1 of 5
SAP ID Number
Please enter your valid SAP ID number
List the top three skills/procedures you are uncomfortable performing independently at this time? (please select three skills from the Skills list) - (Hold down your Ctrl key to select multiple skills)
Bladder catheter insertion/irrigation
Blood product administration/transfusion
Central line care (dressing change, blood draws, discontinuing)
Chest tube care (placement, pleurovac)
Nasogastric tube management
Intravenous (IV) medication administration/pumps/PCAs
Intravenous (IV) starts
Patient/family communication and teaching
Wound care/dressing change/wound vac
Unit specific skills - Please enter skills into the text box below
Unit specific skills - enter other skills here
II. Question 1 - 25
Please answer each of the following questions by placing a mark inside the circles:
Q1 - I feel confident communicating with physicians.
Q2 - I am comfortable knowing what to do for a dying patient.
Q3 - I feel comfortable delegating tasks to the Nursing Assistant.
Q4 - I feel at ease asking for help from other RNs on the unit.
Q5 - I am having difficulty prioritizing patient care needs.
Q6 - I feel my preceptor provides encouragement and feedback about my work.
Q7 - I feel staff is available to me during new situations and procedures.
Q8 - I feel overwhelmed by my patient care responsibilities and workload.
Q9 - I feel supported by the nurses on my unit.
Q10 - I have opportunities to practice skills and procedures more than once.
Q11 - I feel comfortable communicating with patients and their families.
Q12 - I am able to complete my patient care assignment on time.
Q13 - I feel the expectations of me in this job are realistic.
Q14 - I feel prepared to complete my job responsibilities.
Q15 - I feel comfortable making suggestions for changes to the nursing plan of care.
Q16 - I am having difficulty organizing patient care needs.
Q17 - I feel I may harm a patient due to my lack of knowledge and experience.
Q18 - There are positive role models for me to observe on my unit.
Q19 - My preceptor is helping me to develop confidence in my practice.
Q20 - I am supported by my family/friends.
Q21 - I am satisfied with my chosen nursing specialty.
Q22 - I feel my work is exciting and challenging.
Q23 - I feel my manager provides encouragement and feedback about my work.
Q24 - I am experiencing stress in my personal life.
25. If you chose agree or strongly agree, to question #24 (I am experiencing stress in my personal life), please indicate what is causing your stress. (You may circle more than once choice.) - (Hold down your Ctrl key to select multiple causing your stress)
Other - please enter the text box below
Other - causing your stress
How satisfied are you with the following aspects of your job:
NEITHER SATISFIED NOR DISSATISFIED
Hours that you work
Weekends off per month
Your amount of responsibility
Opportunities for career advancement
Amount of encouragement and feedback
Opportunity for choosing shifts worked
IV. Transition (please select any or all that apply)
What difficulties, if any, are you currently experiencing with the transition from the "student" role to the "RN" role?
role expectations (e.g. autonomy, more responsibility, being a preceptor or in charge)
lack of confidence (e.g. MD/PT communication skills, delegation, knowledge deficit, critical thinking)
workload (e.g. organizing, prioritizing, feeling overwhelmed, ratios, patient acuity)
fears (e.g. patient safety)
orientation issues (e.g. unit familiarization, learning technology, relationship with multiple preceptors, information overload)
What could be done to help you feel more supported or integrated into the unit?
improved orientation (e.g. preceptor support and consistency, orientation extension, unit specific skills practice)
increased support (e.g. manager, RN, and educator feedback and support, mentorship)
unit socialization (e.g. being introduced to staff and MDs, opportunities for staff socialization)
improved work environment (e.g. gradual ratio changes, more assistance from unlicensed personnel, involvement in schedule and committee work)
What aspects of your work environment are most satisfying?
peer support (e.g. belonging, team approach, helpful and friendly staff)
patients and families (e.g. making a difference, positive feedback, patient satisfaction, patient interaction)
ongoing learning (e.g. preceptors, unit role models, mentorship)
professional nursing role (e.g. challenge, benefits, fast pace, critical thinking, empowerment)
positive work environment (e.g. good ratios, available resources, great facility, up-to- date technology)
What aspects of your work environment are least satisfying?
nursing work environment (e.g. unrealistic ratios, tough schedule, futility of care)
system (e.g. outdated facilities and equipment, small workspace, charting, paperwork)
interpersonal relationships (e.g.gossip, lack of recognition, lack of teamwork, politics)
orientation (inconsistent preceptors, lack of feedback)
Please share any comments or concerns you have about your residency program:
V. Demographics: Enter or select the response that represents the most accurate description of your individual professional profile.
I do not wish to include this information
Area of specialty:
Adult Critical Care
School of Nursing Attended (name, city, state located):
Date of Graduation
Other Non-Nursing Degree (if applicable)
Date of Hire (as a Graduate Nurse)
What previous health care work experience have you had
Other (please specify)
Other health care work experience:
Have you functioned as a charge nurse?
Have you functioned as a preceptor?
What is your scheduled work pattern?
How long was your unit orientation?
≤ 8 weeks
9 – 12 weeks
13 – 16 weeks
17 - 23 weeks
≥ 24 weeks
How many primary preceptors have you had during your orientation? Please choose number of preceptors
5 or more