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  1. Shermont, Herminia MS, RN, NE-BC
  2. Pignataro, Shelly MSN, RN-BC
  3. Moonan, Marilyn MSN, RN-BC, CPN
  4. Memmolo, Shauna MSN, CPN
  5. Murphy, Jane M. MS, RN, PPCNP-BC, CPHQ


Nursing professional development practitioners and nursing leadership identified a need for a transitional mentoring program to assist staff nurses' transition beyond orientation. Mentoring was identified as an effective strategy to promote professional development. The benefits of this year-long transitional mentoring program include an increase in clinical confidence, integration of stress reduction strategies, and reflective practice into daily practice. The transitional mentoring program is a beneficial strategy for enhancing professional development of both mentors and mentees.