ArticleNursing Leaders’ Perceptions of a Transition Support Program for New Nurse GraduatesD’Addona, Melissa MSc, RN; Pinto, Jessica MSc, RN; Oliver, Catherine BA, MSc (A), RN; Turcotte, Sonia MSc, RN; Lavoie-Tremblay, Mélanie PhD, RN, FRSQ Author Information Author Affiliations: Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University (MssD’ Addona and Pinto, and Dr Lavoie-Tremblay), Clinical and Professional Staff Development Service, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (Ms Oliver), and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (Ms Turcotte and Dr Lavoie-Tremblay), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The authors have no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, PhD, RN, FRSQ, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, 3506 University Street, Wilson Hall, Room 205, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2A7 ([email protected]). The Health Care Manager: January/March 2015 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 14-22 doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000043 Buy Metrics Abstract While nursing leaders play an important role in supporting new nurse graduates during their transition period, few studies have explored the perceptions of nursing leaders involved in transition support programs. A study was undertaken to explore the nursing leadership teams’ perceptions of their role and the benefits and challenges of the Genesis Transition Support Program for New Nurse Graduates at McGill University Healthcare Centre, Quebec, Canada. A qualitative descriptive study design was used. Semistructured individual interviews were conducted with 12 nursing leaders from September to October 2013. Data analysis revealed 3 main themes regarding nursing leaders’ role within the program: planning for the seminar, providing active learning opportunities and supporting new nurse graduates by listening, understanding, helping, and building stronger relationships. The program is largely associated with an enhanced experience of new nurse graduates transitioning into their professional role and has a positive impact on new nurse graduates, nursing leaders, and their individual nursing units. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.