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  1. Garcia, Kristelle MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC


The novice nurse is task oriented and requires guidance to recognize connections in clinical practice. Novice nurses must learn to prioritize, organize, and differentiate between information that is "nice-to-know" versus "need-to-know" to deliver competent nursing care. Nursing literature makes evident that utilizing communication frameworks increases the delivery of clear communication and improves patient outcomes. Novice nurses require a comprehensive handoff-reporting tool to prompt the novice to engage in critical thinking and facilitate communication within their practice.