Evaluating the clinical judgment of newly hired staff nurses

Kathie Lasater, Ann Nielsen, Mary Stock, Tanya L. Ostrogorsky

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Assessing newly hired nurses’ readiness for practice is critical for safe practice and the quality care of patients; therefore, hospitals need effective assessment strategies to promote clinical judgment development. One large medical center hospital developed a process to assess new hires’ clinical judgment, using case studies. This article describes the assessment process and reports fi ndings from a retrospective analysis of the clinical judgment competency of the participants. The fi ndings suggest that more orientation time and experience are needed for less-experienced nurses (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-571
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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