Nursing School To Professional Practice Case Study

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Another barrier as described by the IOM is high turnover rates among newly graduated nurses and the need for better management of the transition from nursing school to professional practice. In 2002, the Joint Commission (JCAHO) recommended developing nurse residency programs to give nursing graduates some time to acquire knowledge and skills to practice confidently as clinicians (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2002). The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) release a publication in 1999 on how nursing schools can collaborate with health care programs and facilities to support student learning and faculty development. It identified clinical learning experiences needed to prepare nurses for basic and advance practice

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