Original articlesReducing 30-Day Readmissions Through Nursing Science An Application of Transitions Theory With Best Practice GuidelinesStixrood, Bridget MSN, RN, CNLAuthor Information Pacific Lutheran University, School of Nursing, Tacoma, Washington. Ms Stixrood is currently working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at St Joseph Medical Center and a nurse at the Pierce County Jail. She is also a member of Sigma Theta. Correspondence: Bridget Stixrood, MSN, RN, CNL, 220 Tacoma Ave S, Apt 402, Tacoma, WA 98402 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p 2-14 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000259 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract The Transition Management Model was developed by and for nurse care coordinators at an Independent Health Network to reduce Medicare and Medicaid 30-day readmission rates. Preimplementation assessment revealed the need for a nursing science framework to effectively reduce 30-day readmissions. The model was developed through thoughtful integration of transitions theory with best practice guidelines set forth by Project BOOST. Initial results of the Transition Management Model produced a decline in readmission rates by 11%. The Transition Management Model initiative can serve as an exemplar for the integration of transitions theory to best practice guidelines to effectively reduce 30-day readmissions. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.