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Stakeholders External Evaluation of the Clinical Nurse Transition Program

Seimetz, John A., DM, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: May/June 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p E6–E10
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000535
Articles: Online Only

Nurse transition programs have predominantly used internal evaluations to evaluate quality outcomes, and thus, there appears to be a lack of current literature on external evaluation of these programs. External evaluation provides an objective and valuable tool for the nursing professional development practitioner to demonstrate return on investment. The results support the use of the innovative and groundbreaking Clinical Nurse Transition Program Evaluation Tool to externally evaluate the nurse transition program.

John A. Seimetz, DM, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is Director, CNTP, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of Brooke Army Medical Center, the U.S. Army Medical Department, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: John A. Seimetz, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200 (e-mail:

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