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Honors Thesis


Nurse managers play an integral role in the transition of new graduate nurses (NGN) to being competent nurses. Their roles include ensuring that NGNs are integrated properly into the workplace and having monthly check-ins to identify progress and setbacks with their transition to professional practice. This study explores the perspectives of nurse managers on the strengths and weaknesses of NGNs during their fourth to eighth month of experience working as a nurse. Five nurse managers were interviewed for this study at a location of their choice, and the interviews were transcribed for analysis. They were asked about the strengths and weaknesses that they have observed in new graduate nurses during the first few months of independent practice. The results indicated that nurse managers see strengths in NGNs’ ability to be connected to the unit and the environment and shared a viewpoint that NGN weaknesses were a reflection that they were not yet finished with the transition to practice presented.

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