Fitting in: a pervasive new graduate nurse need.

  title={Fitting in: a pervasive new graduate nurse need.},
  author={Naomi Malouf and Sandra E West},
  journal={Nurse education today},
  volume={31 5},
AIM This qualitative study aims to provide insight into how Australian New Graduate Nurses (NGNs) experienced their transition to acute care nursing practice. METHOD Nine NGNs each participated in three in-depth interviews conducted across their first year of practice. Constant comparative analysis was used to identify the emergent themes. FINDINGS The desire to fit in (establishment of secure social bonds) with ward staff is an important element of NGN transition experiences. Fitting in… CONTINUE READING

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