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From Student to Practicing Nurse

Smith, Mary Ellin MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2007 - Volume 107 - Issue 7 - p 72A–72D
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000279276.09970.5e
HOSPITAL Extra

How institutions, managers, and colleagues can ease the transition.

Mary Ellin Smith is professional development coordinator in the Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Contact author: mesmith@partners.org.

The author thanks Carol Camooso Markus, MS, RN, who created the new graduate mentoring program at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Beth Kantz, MS, RN, and Jane Corrigan Wandel, MS, RN, of Corrigan Kantz Consulting, whom the hospital hired to work with its staff members who were writing articles, including this one.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.