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  1. Beecroft, Pauline C. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Kunzman, Lucy A. MS, RN, CPNP
  3. Taylor, Suzanne MSN, RN
  4. Devenis, Elizabeth BSN, RN
  5. Guzek, Frances MSN, RN


The authors describe development of an evidence-based new graduate nurse curriculum that is derived from (1) the duties and tasks that registered nurses actually perform in the clinical setting, (2) Benner's novice-to-expert framework, and (3) group interview information from major nursing stakeholders. In addition, the research-based infrastructure and ongoing evaluation that anchored the implementation and consequent modification of the curriculum are presented.