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  1. Remle, R. Corey PhD
  2. Wittmann-Price, Ruth A. PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, ANEF
  3. Derrick, Tony MSN, RN
  4. McDowell, Liza BSN, RN
  5. Johnson, Benjamin BA


This collaborative project focused on improving self-efficacy and emancipated decision-making skills for nursing learners during an 8-week externship program. The learners attended educational sessions about topics identified as stressful and were paired with a preceptor. The long-term purposes of this pilot program involve nurse recruitment and retention. Job placement and retention will be followed for 2 years. This article will discuss the short-term program outcomes: self-efficacy and emancipated decision making.