The role transition of nurses in a university teaching hospital in Pakistan.

Document Type



School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan; Centre for Innovation in Medical Education


In a private university teaching hospital in Pakistan, a study using grounded theory design was conducted among new nursing graduates to elicit their transitional experiences from a student to a staff nurse role. Four major themes emerged highlighting the core category of "sailing forward": stepping into the new role, initial adjustment, support systems, and resolution phase. A substantive theory on role transition was the outcome.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development : JNSD : official Journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization