Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Nurse Residency Programs, New Graduate Transition to Practice
Highest Degree & Institution
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My research interests evolve around establishing best practices for nurse residency programs to ensure newly graduated nurses’ successful transition to practice. This includes exploration of the new graduate transition experience and factors influencing their job satisfaction and retention. Establishing evidence around methodologies to most effectively train preceptors and exploration of the influence of preceptoring on patient safety outcomes are additional areas of study.
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Bratt, M. M., Baernholdt, M. & Pruszynski, J. (in press). Are rural and urban newly licensed nurses different? A longitudinal study of a nurse residency programme. Journal of Nursing Management.
Bratt, M. M. & Felzer, H. M. (2012). Predictors of new graduate nurses’ organizational commitment during a nurse residency program. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28(3), 108-119.
Bratt, M. M. & Felzer, H. M. (2011). Perceptions of professional practice and work environment of new graduates in a nurse residency program. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(12), 559-568.
Bratt, M. M. (2009). Retaining our next generation of nurses: The Wisconsin nurse residency program providing a continuum of support. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(9), 416-425.
Harrison, T., Ball, K., Stewart, S. & Bratt, M. (2007). Clinical focus program: Enhancing the transition of senior nursing students to independent practice. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(6), 311-317.
Bratt, M., Broome, M., Kelber, S. & Lostocco, L. (2000). The influence of stress and nursing leadership on job satisfaction of pediatric intensive care nurses. The American Journal of Critical Care, 9(5), 307-317.
Bratt, M. (2000). Collaborative institutional research. Journal of Child and Family Nursing, 3(4), 251-258.
Lostocco, L. & Bratt, M. (2000). Planning for the future: Nurse retention in children's hospitals. Children's Hospitals Today, Spring, 22-23.
Grants or Awards
2011- 2014 SOAR- RN: Rural Nurse Residency Program ($1,033,118) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D11HP22196)
2007-2011 Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program: Continuing Partnerships to Support New Nurses’ Seamless Transition into Practice ($1,034,391) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D11HP08384)
2004 - 2007 The Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program ($942,620) from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (D64HP03092)
2005 The Wisconsin Center for Nursing ($100,000) from the Faye McBeath Foundation, Milwaukee, WI
2004 The Wisconsin Center for Nursing ($50,000) from the Wisconsin Hospital Foundation, Madison, WI