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Authors

  1. Hughes, Robie V. USAF, NC, RN, DNS
  2. Smith, Sherrill J. PhD, RN
  3. Sheffield, Clair M. USAF, NC, RN, BSN, MSM, CNOR
  4. Wier, Grady MS

Abstract

This multi-site, quasi-experimental study examined the performance outcomes of nurses (n = 152) in a military nurse transition program. A modified-performance instrument was used to assess participants in two high-fidelity simulation scenarios. Although results indicated a significant increase in scores posttraining, only moderate interrater reliability results were found for the new instrument. These findings have implications for nurse educators assessing performance-based outcomes of new nurses completing transition programs.