Mentoring : improving transition to practice

Theobald, Karen & Mitchell, Marion (2002) Mentoring : improving transition to practice. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 20(1), pp. 27-33.

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Nurse graduates indicate the transition from student of nursing to registered nurse (RN) is a difficult conversion. This impending change of role and accompanying higher expectations placed upon newly graduating RNs causes concern for students as their Bachelor of Nursing program nears completion. A career mentor scheme is suggested as a way to better prepare final year students for this transition. Evaluations indicate the positive impact the scheme has made on both mentors and mentees as it has enhanced their career development.

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ID Code: 70201
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mentoring, clinical practice, nursing students, graduate transition
ISSN: 1447-4328
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Statement: The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing is published in Australia and is fully copyrighted. All rights reserved. All material published in the Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing is the property of the Australian Nursing Federation and may not be reproduced, translated for reproduction or otherwise utilised without the permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2014 03:37
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 03:37

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