While the reasons why are widely disputed amongst educators and practice nurses, both groups agree that growing new nurse critical thinking and clinical judgment skills, along with their confidence, is crucial in readying them for practice, particularly in the new care environment.
Closing the education-practice readiness gap
The Closing the Nursing Education Practice-Readiness Gap survey provides insights into the preparedness of new nurses from the perspectives of nursing faculty and practice nurses. See our infographic to learn about perceptions of the clinical preparedness of new nurses.
Priorities for preparing new nurses for practice divides educators and practitioners
Practicing nurses and nurse educators agree that new nurses need to be armed with different skills than they did five years ago, but vastly differ with regards to learning needs for nursing students. Among the biggest gaps? Whether new nurses use informed clinical judgment to make decisions.