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Authors

  1. Castro, Emily DNP, RN-BC, CCRN
  2. Click, Elizabeth PhD, RN
  3. Douglas, Sara PhD, RN
  4. Friedman, Isabel DNP, CCRN

Abstract

Professionalism is paramount to the formation and functioning of new graduate critical care nurses. In this project, a sample of 110 new graduate nurses used a descriptive self-report electronic survey with Hall's Professionalism Inventory Scale. A great percentage of these new graduate critical care nurse fellows with high professionalism scores may be related to their participation in the Critical Care Nurse Fellowship orientation program. Perhaps, Nursing Professional Development specialists should incorporate classes on professional advancement planning for new graduate nurses.