Deliberate Practice Mock Codes for New Graduate Nurses

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Abstract

New graduate nurses frequently identify mock codes as anxiety-provoking events for them. Mock codes practiced in a safe environment can help ease nurses’ anxiety and build confidence. Although one academic medical center has provided mock code experiences for several years, the new graduate nurses requested more practice time. Recent evidence identified deliberate practice as an alternative way to practice skills repeatedly and efficiently. Deliberate practice for mock codes was implemented and has been evaluated positively.

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