Managers' perspectives of new graduates of accelerated nursing programs: how do they compare with other graduates?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Nurse managers in focus groups reported that new graduates of all types of prelicensure programs were not prepared clinically for beginning practice. Graduates of accelerated programs had similar knowledge and skills as other new nurses but also brought work experience and maturity to the clinical setting, which fostered their transition to the nursing role. Nurse managers reported generational differences among graduates beyond their educational preparation and explained how those differences affected their learning of new technologies. Educational implications are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Poole-Dawkins, K; Alvarez, MT; Foster, BB; O'Sullivan, R

Published Date

  • September 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 394 - 400

PubMed ID

  • 20540465

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2472

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0124

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/00220124-20100601-01


  • eng