Transition Program to Promote Incoming Nursing Student Success in Higher Education
This video and article share best practices for addressing concerns of first-generation and minority students as they begin their nursing program. An interactive, peer-developed, 2-day program was implemented to create a sense of community and relieve students’ anxiety. The program focused on students’ needs and provided engagement, networking, and first-hand experience with resources and methods to reduce cultural dissonance. Participation included critiquing modeling of proper clinical attire, meeting with peer mentors, and locating important campus resources. The program, was conducted by minority students under the supervision and guidance of faculty mentors.
Nurse Educator. 41(6):319-323, November/December 2016