Background: The American Nurses Association (ANA) describes that peer review is essential for excellent nursing practice and describes the principles of Peer Review. The Magnet program has embraced this in clinical excellence. Peer feedback has multiple benefits.

Purpose: The purpose of this manuscript is to examine the literature on peer feedback and identify the benefits of peer feedback on student learning and information retention.

Methods: Search terms such as Peer assessment, peer coaching, peer tutoring, peer-assisted learning, and informal peer learning were used to retrieve peer-reviewed publications from databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, and Google Scholar. The term Peer feedback is used in this manuscript

Results: Twenty-four peer-reviewed publications were included in this review. Peer feedback improved learning, collaboration, and information retention. Challenges include feelings of lack of expertise, inadequacy, and bias for social conformity.

Conclusion: Peer feedback opportunities will empower students, retain knowledge, develop skill competencies, and promote leadership in future nurses.

Implications: Nursing schools should foster peer feedback opportunities as emerging nurses are prepared to work in teams effectively. Educators must be trained to equip students with best practices to give and receive feedback for professional success.

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