Brown, R. A & Crookes, PA. (2016). What level of competency do experienced nurses expect from a newly graduated registered nurse? Results of an Australian modified Delphi study. BMC Nursing,15(45), 1-8. United Kingdom: Biomed Central Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-016-0166-2
Background: Individuals who have recently completed accredited courses and are eligible to register as a nurse in Australia are often referred to as not being ‘work-ready’ by clinically based colleagues. This project identified the level of competence that can be reasonably expected of a newly registered nurse (RN) graduating in Australia. The research was undertaken using the necessary skills identified by Crookes and Brown in 2010.
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