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  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


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.