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Avoiding preceptor burnout

Lack of preparation and training, added responsibilities, and poor compensation can cause burnout in nurse preceptors.

Be a coach for novice nurses

The transition from the educational setting to the practice setting can be intimidating. Make it easier by guiding novice nurses.

Become a successful preceptor

Become a successful preceptor

Novice nurses anxiously enter the workplace on their first day, nervously approaching the unit desk to ask for their preceptor,…
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Do you remember when?

It’s time for new nursing graduates to join your work environment. Will you be a supportive colleague of their entry…

First-day jitters

Thoughts crash in my mind, like a storm brewing in an endless sea of desolation fueled by anxiety and fear.…
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From your ANA President

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a group of federal programs that have helped shape the face of…
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Grooming our future leaders

The future of nursing may be in jeopardy. For almost a decade, we’ve known that when the current shortage peaks…

Helping new nurses set priorities

After several weeks of classes and partnered orientation to patient care, novice nurses in our large acute-care health system have learned a great deal. Still, most admit their priority-setting skills could be better.

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Managing new nurse fear and anxiety

Simple strategies can help with transition to practice. Takeaways: Many nurses who graduated in 2020 and 2021 (in the midst…

Myths about being a new nurse

During my 8 years as an RN, I’ve had the opportunity to precept several nurses and student nurses. After the…
Preventing preceptor burnout

Preventing preceptor burnout

New graduate nurses are vital to the success of healthcare organizations. We need their “new blood” to fill workforce gaps.…
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Tomorrow’s Hope

Twice a year, I meet with the new graduates in my hospital and am encouraged by their expectations and their…

Welcome to nursing!

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor of American Nurse Today The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) just released…

Welcome to the profession

ANA is here to support all nurses every step of the way. This content is for Digital Access and Print…

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