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Meeting the Needs of New-Graduate Nurse Practitioners: A Model to Support Transition

Sargent, Lana MSN, RN, FNP-c, GNP-BC; Olmedo, Miguel DNP, RN, FNP-c

Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 11 - p 603–610
doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000434506.77052.d2

The transition of newly graduated nurse practitioners (NPs) into practice can be challenging for the employer and the NPs. A new-graduate residency model for NPs along with evaluative criteria is presented from a primary care setting. Residency models are of benefit for new-graduate NPs to ease the transition to practice and promote patient care quality, and nurse retention, and satisfaction.

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Author Affiliations: Clinical Instructor (Ms Sargent), VCU School of Nursing, Richmond, Virginia; Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Director (Dr Olmedo), Family Health Center of Worcester Inc, Massachusetts.

This study was partially funded by a grant from Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust, and the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center’s, Fairlawn Foundation provided initial funding, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Sargent, VCU School of Nursing, 1100 E Leigh St, PO Box 980567, Richmond, VA 23005 (

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