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Making the Transition From Student to Working RN

Ron Simpson, RN

Guidelines and tips for transitioning to working nurse and additional tips on surviving the first year. Cont'd

A Shout Out to New Grads: Smoking Cessation Education Today and Everyday

Are there any good things about tobacco use? Is there even one good thing about tobacco use? Everyone knows tobacco use of all kinds is deadly. , by Nancy J Smith MSN RN at the University of Hartford

All nurses, especially new grads, must bring tobacco cessation education into daily pratice Cont'd

Increasing New Graduate Nurse Retention from a Student Nurse Perspective 

by Kristin vanWyngeeren, BSN Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Nursing Tammy Stuart, MS, RN Assistant Professor Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Research shows that turnover rates are high for new nurse graduates as a result of a stressful work environment coupled with inadequate support during the transition from student to professional practice. This article seeks to define the problem of new nurse graduate retention, examine strategies implemented by specific organizations that decreased turnover rates of new graduate nurses, and offer recommendations for the new graduate nurse about to enter professional practice. Cont'd

Clinical Nurse Leadership and Performance Improvement on Surgical Unit 

by Cheryl A. Landry RN,MSN,CNL(c)

There are many ways that nurses can prevent harm to their patients one method is to provide the necessary care that will promote only positive outcomes for their patients. Cont'd

Reducing Lateral Violence: A humanistic educational approach

Janet M. Reed, RN BSN, MSN

We’ve all witnessed it: the gossip, backbiting, and bullying that too often occurs in the nursing workplace. Lateral violence (LV), also known as horizontal violence or workplace bullying, consists of behaviors including “bullying, intimidation, sarcasm, back-stabbing, criticism, exclusion, and various forms of unequal treatment”. LV has been a topic of ongoing topic of concern in nursing for many years and is particularly prevalent in female dominated professions. LV is often attributed to oppression theory, which states that nurses are an oppressed group because they are deemed less important than others (such as medical practitioners); therefore, nurses often lack autonomy and control over their profession which results in powerlessness and displaced aggression towards other nurses. Cont'd

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