Concerns about insufficient work setting familiarity and orientation of temporary nurses affecting job performance are documented in the literature. This mixed-methods study identified unique needs and characteristics of travel nurses, using Web conference focus groups and an Internet survey to reach this geographically dispersed workforce. New knowledge emerged to facilitate more effective travel nurse orientation strategies.
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CGFNS, International, Inc, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Correspondence: Carol A. Tuttas, PhD, RN, CGFNS International, Inc, 3600 Market St, Ste 400, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No funding was received for this research.
The author acknowledges Cross County Staffing, Boca Raton, Florida, for support in the data collection for this study and for granting permission to publish it, and research assistant Helena Johnson, BSN, RN, for coordinating and moderating the focus group interviews.
During the study, the researcher was employed with the staffing firm from which travel nurse participants were recruited.
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Accepted for publication: April 12, 2014
Published ahead of print: May 8, 2014