The orientation period: essential for new registered nurses' adaptation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this research study was to explore adaptation in new registered nurses using the Roy adaptation model as the guiding conceptual framework. This quantitative study employed a random sampling of new nurses in the state of North Carolina. Personal attributes of the new registered nurses and characteristics of their work setting were modeled with four measures considered suitable proxies for adaptation. Being in a formal orientation period significantly supported the new nurses' overall adaptation. This may represent the benefit of social support, including education, which seems to facilitate adaptation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ashton, KS

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 142 - 150

PubMed ID

  • 25805387

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7409

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-3184

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0894318415571600


  • eng