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Supporting graduate nurse transition: collaboration between practice and university


Bull, R and Shearer, T and Phillips, M and Fallon, A, Supporting graduate nurse transition: collaboration between practice and university, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46, (9) pp. 409-415. ISSN 0022-0124 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/00220124-20150821-03


Making the transition from student to RN is challenging and demanding. In Australia, where nurses commonly graduate after 3 years in a Bachelor of Nursing program, graduate transition programs have been established in the workplace to support and socialize new graduates to nursing practice. These programs vary in content, rigor, and available support mechanisms, and no nationally agreed upon standards of expected graduate performance exist. Providing a structured, evidence-based, and clinically focused education and support program specific to the needs of graduate nurses contributes to quality care and patient safety and has significant benefits for the individual graduate, the employing organizations, and health care. This article presents the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Nursing With Clinical Honors (Transition to Practice) program offered by the University of Tasmania, in collaboration with St. Vincentís Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:graduate nurse, collaborations, transition, practice, university
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Micro labour market issues
UTAS Author:Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)
UTAS Author:Shearer, T (Mrs Toniele Shearer)
ID Code:102865
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-09-09
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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