Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
This descriptive qualitative study explored data from debriefs of all newly hired nurses at 3, 6, and 12 months posthire during a newly designed transition-to-practice program at a pediatric hospital. Four major themes emerged: preceptors, education process, adaptation to the organization, and role transition. Supportive factors included staged orientation, limited preceptors, mentors, regular communication with leaders, and a culture of teamwork. Stressors included too many preceptors, mentorship needs, floating, communication challenges, and organizational changes.
Ziebert, Carolyn; Klingbeil, Carol; Schmitt, Catherine A.; Stonek, Alice V.; Totka, Joan P.; Stelter, Ashley; and Schiffman, Rachel, "Lessons Learned: Newly Hired Nurses' Perspectives on Transition into Practice" (2016). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 698.
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