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Readiness and Transition to Practice for Newly Graduated Nurses

December 19, 2017 | By |

Nurses, the largest provider group in Ontario’s health system, hold a key role in quality care delivery and patient safety.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that linkages exist between nurse education and patient outcomes. Little attention has been directed towards how practice-ready nursing students are on graduation, and whether their transition into practice is optimal and maximizes retention. This is particularly important as nursing regulatory bodies adopted the US entry-to-practice examination for licensing Canadian nurses effective January 2015. Pass rates fell in the first year of the new exam. In efforts to prepare students for this US exam, schools of nursing made curricular adjustments, in some cases dropping program content that may be highly important for safe patient care. This research examines readiness for and transition to practice of newly graduated nurses

Funding:
Pat Griffin Nursing Education Research Grant, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Investigators:
L. McGillis Hall

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