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The effectiveness of strategies and interventions that aim to assist the transition from student to newly qualified nurse.

Edwards, D., Hawker, C., Carrier, J. and Rees, C. (2011)

Background:

The transition period from student to newly qualified nurse where nurses are adjusting to their new role and consolidating their knowledge and skills can be quite stressful.  It is a time when many newly qualified nurses are left feeling inadequately prepared.  A variety of strategies to ease the transition process have been reported which aim to increase confidence, competence, sense of belonging of new graduates, improve recruitment and retention and reduce turnover costs.

Methods: A comprehensive search was undertaken on major electronic databases to identify both published and un published studies from 2000 to the present date.  Reference lists of retrieved papers were searched and authors contacted.  Only quantitative studies published in the English language were considered.

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