Effect of student nurse intern position on ease of transition from student nurse to registered nurse

Jennie E. Steen, Elizabeth W. Gould, Bonnie Raingruber, James Hill

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Abstract

This quantitative study investigated the effect of the student nurse intern position on the ease of transition from student nurse to registered nurse. Results indicated that interns believed the program increased their confidence in performing nursing tasks and in interacting with patients and families and also created opportunities for career advancement. The study results demonstrate that internship programs for nurses can significantly contribute to the success of new graduate nurses and consequently the quality of staff development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nurses in Staff Development
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Review and Exam Preparation
  • Education
  • Medicine(all)

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