Graduate nurse program coordinators' perceptions of role adaptation experienced by new nursing graduates: a descriptive qualitative approach

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Aims: This research explores the challenges that new nursing graduates experience whilst adapting to their new role in their first year of practice. These challenges are presented from the perspectives of Graduate Nurse Program Coordinators in the state of Victoria, Australia, previously not described in the literature. Background: Each year, thousands of new nursing graduates join the workforce in Australia, with many suffering major stressors and dissatisfaction in their first year of practice. Much has been written about challenges faced by this group from their own perspectives, yet nothing has been heard from the perspectives of those who support them; that is, the coordinators of year-long graduate nurse transition programs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134 - 141
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Education and Practice
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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