What Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Have to Say About Their First Experiences

To understand factors that promote retention of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRNs) and those that contribute to turnover, a survey of a national sample of NLRNs was conducted. This article describes the content analysis of 612 NLRN comments about their work life. Using Krippendorff’s1 technique, 5 themes were discovered.


Pellico, L. H., Brewer, C. S., & Kovner, C. T.

Nursing Outlook, 57(4), 194-203. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2008.09.008

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