1. Cartwright, Cathy C. DNP, RN-BC, PCNS, FAAN


The purpose of this study was to determine how an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) fellowship program affects job satisfaction and retention after the first year of practice. The Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale was administered to nine novice APRNs at a large Midwestern children's hospital after program completion. Job satisfaction scores and retention rates were measured. Results indicate that transition-to-practice programs are helpful in bridging the gap between graduation and professional practice as an APRN.