Critical Care Boot Camp: Transition to Practice Support for New Graduate Nurses

Author(s): Caitlyn DiCola, Stephanie Harrel, Catherine Mickey

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Education

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session describes the use of a Critical Care Boot Camp (CCBC) for new graduate nurses. Critical care educators explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transition to practice and share strategies for responding to the practice and knowledge gaps of new practitioners. Interactive content displays the impact of the CCBC on new graduate nurses’ proficiency. Participants come away with ideas to ease the burden of transition to practice for both new graduate nurses and preceptors.


  • Illustrate the unique challenges of transition to practice for new graduate nurses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Construct efficient and creative methods to achieve new graduate proficiency in essential nursing skills required for transition to practice.
  • Appraise the benefits of a CCBC for new graduate nurses and preceptors.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.