This column is designed to help new nurses in their first year at the bedside—a time of insecurity, growth, and constant challenges—and to offer advice as they learn what it means to be a nurse. This article offers strategies new nurses can use and specific steps they can take to help them succeed in both giving and receiving report.
AJN's column for new nurses describes strategies they can use and specific steps they can take to master successful handoff.
Amanda Anderson works in nursing administration for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. She is also on the editorial board and a contributing editor of AJN. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.