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  1. Valdes, Elise G. PhD, MS
  2. Douglas, Laura MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K
  3. Oliveira, Jessica MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN
  4. Sadler, Felicia MJ, BSN, RN, CPHQ


Preparing new nursing graduates for independent practice as soon as safely possible is vital for both efficient and effective patient care. The alignment between a nurse's personality and specialty practice area may impact orientation length, as nurses who are better suited to their job role may adapt more quickly. The current study revealed that nurses hired into a specialty practice area with a higher job fit demonstrates a significant reduction in orientation time.