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Rotational programmes for newly qualified nurses

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 50, PAGE NO: 42Kath Evans, MSc, BSc, RN, RSCN, is nurse rotational programme leader at Central and East London Educational Consortium (CELEC)Many nurses say that on completion of their preregistration training, they feel ill-equipped to deal with the demands of clinical practice. They often remark that they feel as if they have been 'thrown in at the deep end'. Consequently, the first six months following qualification are known to be particularly stressful.

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