The transitional journey through the graduate year: a focus group study.

@article{Newton2007TheTJ,
  title={The transitional journey through the graduate year: a focus group study.},
  author={Jennifer Margaret Newton and Lisa McKenna},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={1231-7}
}
BACKGROUND Becoming a new graduate nurse is both a complex and stressful transition. Graduates must socialise into the context of nursing practice, become accountable for patient care and ward activities, interact with other health professionals and develop their own clinical expertise. In Australia, many hospitals provide Graduate Year Programmes to assist new graduates to assimilate into their new roles and environments. AIMS This paper describes a study that explored how graduate nurses… CONTINUE READING

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