New Graduate Transition Programs: An Integrative Review
Our current featured article in ANS is titled “The Impact of New Graduate Nurse
Transition Programs on Competency Development and Patient Safety: An Integrative Review” by Deborah E. Tyndall, PhD, RN; Gina C. Firnhaber, PhD, RN, MLS, MPH and Elaine S. Scott, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FNAP. I had the pleasure of speaking with the authors about their work, and in the video below share our very interesting and informative conversation about how they came to do this work, insights about their method, and the implications of their work for future scholarship in this area. Their article is available at no cost while it is featured – we welcome our comments and feedback below!
Dr.Tyndall sent this message about the background of her work:
My interest in New Graduate Nurse (NGN) transition stems from my experiences working with undergraduate nursing students and novice nurses in the first year of practice. For many years, I taught professional development classes to NGN. In one of these classes, Thriving in Your First Year of Nursing, I heard the successes and challenges that NGN face. These stories deeply impacted my understanding of the many factors that influence NGN transition to practice.
After graduating with my PhD in 2016, I accepted a grant manager position to work
with a multidisciplinary team. This team, led by Dr. Elaine Scott, was formed to advance nursing science by evaluating nurse’s contributions to: 1) patient safety, 2) organizational capacity-building, 3) organizational sustainability, and 4) economic benefit (POSE). Dr. Scott had been my dissertation chair and I was familiar with her work related to NGN transition to practice. Through her leadership, the team generated various grant projects. This article features our scholarly work from of those projects.