The enculturation of our nursing graduates.

  title={The enculturation of our nursing graduates.},
  author={Anita De Bellis and D J Longson and P. Glover and Alison Hutton},
  journal={Contemporary nurse},
  volume={11 1},
The transition from undergraduate nursing student to employment as a registered nurse is fraught with difficulties for a neophyte. This qualitative study used interviews and focus groups with graduate nurses from the Flinders University of South Australia in their first year of practice to ascertain their experiences as new graduates. The results reveal an enculturation of graduates not conducive to ongoing learning, consolidation of skills and application to practice. A rushed environment that… CONTINUE READING

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