Transition to Practice

Empower new nurses to deliver exceptional patient care

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Accelerate your new nurses’ skills and confidence

New nurses are entering a unique and demanding environment, with more complex patient needs and larger patient-to-nurse ratios than ever beforei. They’re also getting their licenses faster, which limits their exposure to real-world clinical scenarios prior to practice. Together, these factors mean today’s novice nurses are more likely to transition to practice feeling isolated, unsure, frustrated and overwhelmed. In fact, 50% of them report missing signs of life-threatening conditionsii.

Elsevier’s Transition to Practice virtual learning platform helps you quickly build new nurses’ professional skills and confidence through a supportive new nurse orientation experience.


Average new graduate nurse turnover rateiii


New graduate RNs who report making medication errorsiv

$32 - 67K

Cost to onboard a newly licensed nursev

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Enable your new nurses to safely practice critical skills in an immersive and dynamic virtual environment with Elsevier’s Transition to Practice. By offering a space to share candid feedback, you will also open the lines of communication between new nurses and their support team.

At the same time, you will gain actionable insights that are designed to help you identify your new nurses’ frustrations and learning gaps. With this insight you can provide tailored support — when and where it’s needed most — to help prevent dissatisfaction and burnout.

Our interactive, learner-centered platform leverages evidence-based curriculum that aligns with the American Nurse Association (ANA) Professional Performance Standards so you can offer your new nurses an engaging orientation experience. This online nurse residency program can help you:

  • strengthen new nurse satisfaction
  • promote better patient outcomes
  • deliver more value to your organization

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Quickly develop new nurses’ competence & confidence


Help your new nurses quickly hone essential professional skills in a safe, virtual environment that uses real-world scenarios. Through interactive, multi-modal online learning simulations that evolve based on each learner’s decisions, your new nurses will benefit from immediate feedback—accelerating their confidence, competence, and readiness for the floor.


Close communication gaps between your new nurses and their support teams with post-shift surveys and journaling tools. By offering an easily accessible space for new nurses to self-reflect on their confidence levels, nurse leaders can quickly identify and address concerns to deliver tailored guidance and support.


Gain visibility into how your new nurses are progressing in their professional skills development, confidence levels, and overall satisfaction—at both the individual and cohort levels. Through timely reports, you will have the ability to identify at-risk nurses sooner, enabling earlier interventions to prevent new nurse burnout and turnover.

Guide new nurses to satisfaction and success

New nurses must build competence and confidence in their professional skills faster than ever before. Transition to Practice delivers engaging, evidence-based education in a toolkit tailored to each nurse’s needs. Create or enhance your nurse residency program with our dynamic virtual platform to help achieve greater nurse satisfaction, less new nurse turnover, and better patient care.

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Facing COVID-19, new nurses are entering an even more stressful and emotionally exhausting environment than usual. See how you can better support their transition into professional practice during these unprecedented times.

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i“Hospital Compare datasets,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,

iiHill, K., “Improving Quality and Patient Safety by Retaining Nursing Expertise,” The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, Vol. 15, 3 (2010).

iiiWindey, M., Lawrence, C., Guthrie, K., Weeks, D., Sullo, E., & Chapa, D., “A Systematic Review on Interventions Supporting Preceptor Development,” Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(6), (2015):312-323.

ivdel Bueno D, “A Crisis in Critical Thinking,” Nursing Education Perspective, 26, no. 5 (2005): 278-82.

vGoss, C., “Systematic Review Building a Preceptor Support System,” Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(1), (2015): 7-14.