The Nursing Extern Program: innovative strategies for students in transition.

@article{Kilpatrick2006TheNE,
  title={The Nursing Extern Program: innovative strategies for students in transition.},
  author={Kelley Kilpatrick and Valerie Frunchak},
  journal={The health care manager},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={236-42}
}
Within the present context of a shortage of nursing personnel, it seems crucial for organizations to find strategies that facilitate the transition from the student to the nurse role in order to recruit and retain caring and competent professionals. Early exposure to clinical nursing practice can (1) promote an appreciation of the organization and functioning of the clinical unit, (2) facilitate the application of knowledge and acquisition of nursing interventions, and (3) engage motivated… CONTINUE READING

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