Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542114

Category: Nursing

Page: 357

View: 2217

This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.
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Transition to Nursing

Preparation for Practice

Author: Whitehead

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335263820

Category: Nursing

Page: 162

View: 3864

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Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice

Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956843X

Category: Medical

Page: 327

View: 7703

To successfully complete the transition from being a final year pre-reg nursing student to becoming a qualified staff nurse, students need to understand and practice the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. This book outlines the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse.
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The LPN-to-RN Bridge

Author: Allison J. Terry

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449646042

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 8496

This text is the essential resource for students who have already acquired some nursing knowledge from a diploma or a practical nurse program, particularly students pursuing a degree as a registered nurse (RN) who have previously acquired training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). It bridges the gap in students thinking as they move from the tactile-based practical nurse to the professional registered nurse who engages in critical thinking. This is an ideal text for students enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing, Basic Nursing Concepts, or a Role Transition course. Key Features • Offers guidance to develop effective study skills • Includes preparation for licensure examination • Contains evidence-based practice • Covers leadership and management • Includes dosage and solution calculation • Explains the problem-solving and decision-making process as a registered nurse • Offers a robust Companion Website with online activities to improve student learning
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THINK Like a Nurse!

Practical Preparation for Professional Practice

Author: Keith A. Rischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989936903

Category: Nursing

Page: 182

View: 2112

About: To prepare you for real world practice, this book will highlight content areas most relevant to the bedside and why they must be mastered and understood. To help visualize the professional development that is needed as you transition to the responsibilities of the professional nurse, I use the metaphor of building a house; not a static structure, but a unique, vibrant "living" house that is a reflection of how you choose to build and add to it over time. Nursing is a living and vibrant practice that requires your personal involvement and engagement to promote the well-being of those you care for. The components of this "living" home include: Foundation: A house must have a firm and stable foundation. The ethical comportment or the art of nursing is this foundation for every nurse. Caring behaviors, nurse engagement, and professionalism in practice must be present or your nursing practice could be on shaky ground before it even begins! Walls: The applied sciences of nursing: pharmacology, fluid and electrolytes, and anatomy and physiology. I contextualize these sciences to the bedside so the relevance of mastering this content becomes apparent. Roof: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning, which is the thinking that is required by the nurse that completes the house and ties everything together. Skeletons in the closet: Every house has closets and some have a few skeletons in them! Incivility and men in nursing will be explored in detail!
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Transitioning From LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career

Author: Gena Duncan,Rene DePew

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435448219

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 8866

TRANSITIONING FROM LPN/VN TO RN: MOVING AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER, 2E provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This book clearly explains how an RN's role differs from that of an LPN/VN's; providing appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition

Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN,Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN,Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, EdD, RN,Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN,Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN,Thomas D. Smith, MS, RN, DNP,G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121772

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 9820

A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry
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Nursing Today

Transition and Trends

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294251

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 5150

Popular with nursing students for its humorous cartoons and easy-to-read style, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 8th Edition helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession’s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Study questions and test-taking tips prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management prepare you to succeed in the workplace. Well-known educators JoAnn Zerwekh and Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, and patterns of nursing care delivery. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN® and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs. Coverage of QSEN and patient safety includes Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, National Patient Safety Foundation, and Institute of Medicine competencies related to patient safety, and addresses communication among health care providers, quality improvement, and guidelines from The Joint Commission. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes management protocols and interventions used as the basis for clinical outcomes. Coverage of nursing informatics helps you use technology, access information, and evaluate content to provide quality patient care — and includes a discussion of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Coverage of health care reform includes the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the new Patient Bill of Rights as they apply to health care delivery and costs. Student resources on an Evolve companion website include case studies for every chapter, NCLEX-RN® review questions, NCLEX-RN exam-style questions, memory notecards, and resume templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Thorough coverage includes all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you to succeed in a professional nursing career. Critical Thinking boxes offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. NEW Prepare for the NCLEX with updated content in the NCLEX-RN Examination and the New Graduate chapter. NEW! Highlighted QSEN competencies relate to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance. NEW section on community health nursing helps you find employment in this growing area. UPDATED content on externships discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school. UPDATED coverage of the role of Nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models. NEW Relevant Websites and Online Resources boxes at the end of chapters provide links for further research and study. NEW Research for Best Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice.
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LPN to RN Transitions - E-Book

Author: Lora Claywell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293115

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6745

LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for to take the next step in your nursing career with all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as a registered nurse. This new edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more. Plus, newly-revised chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice! Clear, succinct coverage focuses your attention on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice. Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job. FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN. Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you master vocabulary words central to the topic discussed. Learning objectives in each chapter touch on the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum. NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues. Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation. Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience. Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information. Improved organization in each chapter gives you a clear picture of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to become a registered nurse. Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.
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Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice

A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators

Author: Mona N. Bahouth, MSN, CRNP,Kay Blum, PhD, CRNP,Shari Simone, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157335

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9349

"This is a unique and needed addition to the nursing literature. Historically, the role of the nurse practitioner was focused on primary care, but as the healthcare environment has changed, so has the need for nurse practitioners in the hospital setting....This valuable resource is a wonderful guide for nurse practitioners and administrators working to successfully create this transition in their organizations." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners & Administrators is the first text to address the mutual issues of both NPs and administrators in successfully implementing NP practice in hospitals. This book addresses the planning, implementation, and evaluation process as well as the key factors that are critical to the success of the individual NP, and incorporates practical guidance from national NP experts. The NP recruitment, orientation, mentoring, and professional development are key to the individual and collective success of both the NP and the organization's outcomes. It is the commitment to this mutual success that sets this book apart from any other texts on this subject and makes it indispensible for students, practicing NPs, and administrators alike. Key Features: Provides concrete strategies for the NP and Administrator that support the transition from clinic to hospital-based APN practice Addresses a growing need for role identification and integration of the NP role into the hospital setting Covers the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of the hospital-based NP Focuses on the improvement of patient outcomes and cost reduction Written by national NP experts
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The Rural Nurse

Transition to Practice

Author: Deana Molinari, PhD, MS, RN, CNE,Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157572

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7932

"Transitioning to rural practice can be daunting for both experienced nurses and new graduates who have an urban orientation and are accustomed to specialized practice with abundant health care resources. Since most nursing education programs and practicing nurses are located in urban settings, programs are needed to prepare nurses who choose rural practice. In their book, Dr. Molinari and Dr. Bushy provide excellent examples of practice models from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with curricula that address transition issues. The text makes a significant contribution to the discussion about how to best prepare nurses for rural practice and will be of interest to administrators, educators, and clinicians. From the Foreward by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC Associate Professor Montana State University College of Nursing This is the only volume to address the pressing need for practical information about transitioning from an urban-based nursing education or practice to a rural health care environment. It provides successful strategies that nurses in rural settings can use to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs that will meet the needs of individual rural communities. The book details current rural nursing transition-to-practice trends and issues, national standards, and evidence-based model programs worldwide. Rural practice culture is described along with professional education issues, competency, patient care, and safety. Chapters are presented in easy-to-access formats that offer ready solutions for problems commonly encountered in rural practice such as nurse recruitment and retention. In addition to health care delivery issues for specific rural populations, the book presents program descriptions from local to state levels, including locally developed education programs, urban hospital systems outreach to rural facilities, universities collaborating with rural businesses, city-based workshops, statewide competencies tracked by employers, and a distance education program customized by rural agencies. Case studies demonstrate how rural facilities-even the smallest and most isolated-are advancing health care through nurse support. The text will be of value to rural nursing staff developers, critical access hospitals and community clinic administrators, rural professional organizations, small urban health facilities, continuing education providers, nursing workforce centers, and graduate programs. Key Features: The first transition from academia-to-practice guide for rural nursing Charts evidence-based successes and offers model programs in different rural settings Provides rural-specific information to facilitate statewide health mandates Features residency program development processes, with tips and tools that work
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Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195539

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 1613

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Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development

Author: Rn Marilyn H Oermann Phd

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195547

Category: Holistic medicine

Page: 393

View: 2511

This all-inclusive text on teaching in nursing is by one of the pre-eminent nurse educators in the United States: Dr. Marilyn Oermann. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it is designed to provide graduate-level nursing students with all of the competencies essential for effective teaching. This evidence-based text encompasses both theoretical and practical information and includes content on teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, using technology, teaching in simulation, learning lab and online courses, models for clinical teaching, scholarship and evidence-based education, and other components of the educator role.
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Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing

Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436296

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 7008

The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.
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LPN to RN Transitions

Author: Lora Claywell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323101577

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 9461

LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for to take the next step in your nursing career with all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as a registered nurse. This new edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more. Plus, newly-revised chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice! Clear, succinct coverage focuses your attention on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice. Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you master vocabulary words central to the topic discussed.Learning objectives in each chapter touch on the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum. NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam.Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues.Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation.Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience.Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information.Improved organization in each chapter gives you a clear picture of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to become a registered nurse.Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.
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Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 5212

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
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Home Care Nursing Delegation Skills

A Handbook for Practice

Author: Ruth I. Hansten,Virginia Kenyon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834212336

Category: Medical

Page: 347

View: 8344

An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.
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Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Third Edition

Author: Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN,Patricia R. Liehr, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195520

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 6760

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Research category "This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use. This highly accessible book integrates nursing theory with well-defined practice areas, identifies purpose and basic concepts, foundational literature, relationships among concepts, and use in practice. Chapters are organized by central theories, each of which is covered in depth. Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter facilitate more in-depth research. The book remains an essential text for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral nursing programs. New to the Third Edition: Presents two new theories: self-reliance theory and transitions theory Deletes two theories no longer in use: community empowerment and family stress/adaptation Updates and revises all other content from the second edition Guides students in appropriate use of theory per level of complexity
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The Nurse Professional

Leveraging Your Education for Transition Into Practice

Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826168787

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9974

“Nursing school did not adequately prepare me for this role” and “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this when I was a student?” are commonly heard complaints from new nurses during their first two “rite of passage” years following graduation. But this transition to professional practice—fraught with challenges, anxiety, triumphs, and tears—does not have to be so difficult. The Nurse Professional helps novices prepare for their transition into a “real world” role from being a student through graduation, NCLEX success, job search, first job, and beyond. It is the only book to cover all of the steps that new nurses must take to ensure a smooth transition into the professional role. The author is a nurse educator and mentor with extensive experience in recruiting and orienting nurses. Dr. Hunt is also co-founder of the Nurse Advocacy Forum, providing advocacy, support, networking, professional development, leadership, and mentoring to students and new graduate nurses. She offers sound advice regarding the most current issues facing new nurses and practical strategies for obtaining a job of one’s choice, describes steps to take well before graduation to ensure a smooth transition to professional practice, and addresses the various indicators of academic achievement that are required for employment at some nursing facilities. She also discusses the benefits of externships, internships, professional development, and networking, how to develop a winning portfolio, and how to successfully transition into professional practice. This book provides information on workplace bullying and how to deal with it; the importance of self-care, self-advocacy, and networking; writing a résumé; interview skills; and much more. “Top 10 Tips” in each chapter concisely highlight important topics. Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices. A PowerPoint presentation and templates for role play/simulation scenarios for faculty use are also available. Key Features: • “Top 10 Tips” in chapters concisely highlight important topics • Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices • Delivers specific, practical strategies and exercises for a successful transition and entry into practice • Written by an experienced nurse/educator and nurse mentor who has extensive experience regarding how new nurses transition into practice
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