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  1. Turner, Nancy MSN, RN
  2. Goudreau, Johanne PhD, RN


The purpose of this qualitative study was to document the transition experience of new nursing graduates who participated in an educational support seminar during their first year of emergency room (ER) practice. Study participants reported that the seminar provided learning and nurturing that facilitated their integration into the ER team, influenced their decision to stay in the ER, and grounded the process of their professionalization. Important considerations regarding education, professionalization, and leadership emerged.