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mentoring, NP, onboarding, orientation, qualitative research, transition to practice



  1. Cappiello, Joyce D. PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
  2. Boardman, Maureen B. MSN, FNP-C, FAANP


Abstract: This article explores the experiences of the new NP's onboarding process based on data from two qualitative studies. Interviews with 27 new graduates were used to inform the design, implementation, and experience of an onboarding program in a small healthcare setting without robust internal resources or a human resource department.