Evaluating a hospital nursing internship

Margaret R. Dear, David D. Celentano, Carol S. Weisman, Mary Frances Keen

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What is the value of formal internship programs for new nursing graduates? Are internships worth the resources they require? How does a nursing administrator answer these questions? A three-year study of one internship program at a university hospital provides some direction in developing or deciding to develop a formal nursing internship. The authors compare the role transition experienced by the interns to role transition for nurses in a traditional hospital orientation program. Their conclusions suggest new evaluation criteria and areas for further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management


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