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  1. Gayrama-Borines, Zarah DNP, RN, COI
  2. Coffman, Sherrilyn PhD, RN, COI


Nurses transferring to other departments (transitioning registered nurses) can benefit from programs designed to improve their performance and intent to stay. This article describes a mentorship program for nurses who transfer into the emergency department, which included weekly meetings between mentor and mentee participants to share constructive feedback. A qualitative evaluation revealed that the program helped mentees feel more supported and mentors more empowered; it also improved teamwork significantly, created camaraderie, intensified confidence levels, enhanced professionalism, and boosted morale across the emergency department.