Easing the Transition: An Innovative Generational Approach to Peer Mentoring for New Graduate Nurses

Verret, G. & Lin, V. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: September 16 2016


In 2012, new graduate nurses on a high-acuity, complex and diverse medical–surgical unit expressed a desire for further support to ease transitioning to independent roles after the new graduate nurse Versant RN Residency program. This intensive 22-week program provides classroom didactics, skills labs, subject matter expert speakers, mentors, debriefing sessions and unit-based preceptors for on-the-job clinical learning and demonstration of skill competency. After the program ends, there is no hospital-wide defined support program for new graduate nurses.

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