Judy Duchscher

For the past 25 years, Dr. Judy Duchscher has been an active researcher and consultant in the area of new graduate professional role transition — the findings of her research have generated a theory of Transition Shock and a model of the Stages of Transition resulting in the publication of more than 18 peer-reviewed articles, two books, nine book chapters, and the delivery of over 300 keynotes and workshops throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and Asia on the topic of new nurse integration.

She founded and currently acts as the director of a federal organization entitled Nursing The Future (NTF) that serves as a bridge between the ideals taught in undergraduate nursing education and the realities of the ‘real’ world of professional practice.

Dr. Duchscher is an associate professor of nursing at Thompson Rivers University and an international expert in the area of new nurse transition, and maintain that “it is the vision, creativity and passionate commitment of these young professionals, supported by the expert knowledge and practice experience of their senior mentors that will drive nursing and healthcare forward”.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Duchscher, please see TRU.