Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Mary L. Powell
Novice Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Federally Qualified Health Centers are expected to assimilate to the autonomous clinician role rapidly and meet the threshold of clinical expertise required for their new role. Mentorship is widely demonstrated in the literature as an important resource during onboarding and transition. Mentorship and social support facilitate appropriate novice Advanced Practice Registered Nurse role transition and attainment. This project employs a literature review, surveys and interviews of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and the implementation of a transition-to-practice program in a federally qualified health center. Results of this project indicate that a structured transition-to-practice program can potentially bridge the gap between academic training and clinical practice. Further large-scale application and assessment of the model is warranted.
Lopez-Cartagena, Taína R., "A Standardized Transition To Practice Program For Novice Advanced Practice Registered Nurse(s) In A Federally Qualified Health Center Setting" (2022). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1135.
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