The exploration of the lived experience of the graduate nurse making the transition to registered nurse during the first year of practice.

@article{Zinsmeister2009TheEO,
  title={The exploration of the lived experience of the graduate nurse making the transition to registered nurse during the first year of practice.},
  author={Louann B Zinsmeister and Deborah J Schafer},
  journal={Journal for nurses in staff development : JNSD : official journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={28-34}
}
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the transition period of graduate nurses. A phenomenological research approach was used to explore the lived experiences of graduate nurses during their first year of employment. Content analysis resulted in five thematic areas identified as indicators of a positive transition experience. The findings of this study provide information for staff development instructors, nurse managers, and nurse administrators in identifying practice environment… CONTINUE READING
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