Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
This paper describes a project that was designed to explore the value of modifying the educational preparation of registered nurses to include a reality based, immersion clinical experience. This clinical experience fosters role transition from student to professional practitioner, expedites development of clinical skills in the novice student nurse, and potentially decreases turnover of new graduates in their first year of employment. The strategy is assessed using the theoretical frameworks of Robert Terry's Action Wheel as a decision guide for leaders, and Patricia Benner's novice to expert model of professional practice development to provide guidance for future planning.
Hennen, Mary Leanne, "Summer Nursing Intern Partnerships: An Education Model for Facilitating the Transition from Student to Practicing Professional" (2004). Theses and Graduate Projects. 676.