New graduates, newly hired nurses, and nurses transitioning to new specialties need thoughtful and thorough oversight during this process both to ensure acquisition of the required skill set and to become an integral part of the new area. Well-prepared preceptors who facilitate this education can decrease turnover and help to build a healthy work environment.
J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):345–346.
Dr. Kowalski is President and CEO, The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, Colorado.
The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
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