New Graduate as Leader Practice Guideline

Consultation Type:
Closed with Summary

Consultation Overview

This is a new practice guideline replacing the CRNNS legacy College document, Ask a Practice Consultant – New Grad and Charge Nurse. We requested feedback from nurses to ensure we developed a relevant and useful practice guideline that will support nurses to provide safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing services.

Consultation Participation and Response 

We requested feedback using an online survey and received one response from a nurse who had feedback around new graduates as a leader.

Impact on the Project

Thank you for providing your feedback on the New Graduate as a Leader Practice Guideline. Below explains how we incorporated this feedback into the guideline.

The respondent noted that new graduates need to access an appropriate mentor, not another new graduate. This is covered in the guideline under Accept Accountability and Ask Questions. The guideline states: “Look to trusted mentors for support” and “debrief with a trusted, experienced colleague, nurse educator or mentor about clinical situations you have encountered”.

Next Steps/Conclusion

This practice support tool is now complete and can be found on the website under Professional Practice.

There will be a planned roll out of this practice support tool in the future. We have that plan on hold as we support the public, nurses and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. To see more of this work, visit our COVID-19 webpage.

We encourage stakeholders to watch for the New Graduate as a Leader Practice Guideline roll out in the future.

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