Finishing University and starting employment is an exciting time for newly qualified nurses. 

Finishing University and starting employment is an exciting Dr Jane Wraytime for newly qualified nurses. – Dr Jane Wray, Director of Research, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull

It’s the beginning of what is generally a long, successful and exciting career within the profession. This can however, also be a stressful or challenging time as they make the transition from student nurse to registered, fully autonomous practitioner. As the debate continues over a shortage of nurses and safe staffing levels, employers are looking at different ways to better support newly qualified nurses. For student nurses who are about to start this journey, it is really important that they prepare for this change in identity, status and their future careers.

The STaR Project (Supporting the Transition and Retention of newly registered nurses) is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing and led by team at University of Hull consisting of Professor Roger Watson, Dr Jane Wray and Dr David Barratt. This three year project brings together employers, students and qualified nurses, service user consultants, Higher Education Institutions, Academic Support Tutors (AST’s) and Health Education England (HEE) with the aim of supporting transition into the workplace and enhancing retention.

If you would like more information about the project or are interested in becoming involved then please star@hull.ac.uk or 01482 463200 or follow us on Twitter @STaRnursehull

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