Nursing Today Transitions Ch 1-5

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What are the 4 major types of transitions and give an example of each.

Developmental - becoming a parent/midlife crisis

Situational - Graduating/career change/ divorce

Health and Illness - chronic illness

Orginizational - change in leadership/ staffing patterns

2

What factors can influence a transition?

if it is desirable or undesirable

the new level of knowledge and skill required for it

3

What is reality shock?

the term used to describe the raction experianced when one moves into the work force after several years of education

4

What are the phases of reality shock?

Honeymoon

shock and rejection

recovery

5

Does transition begin when you graduate?

No it starts as a novice role in the first nursing course

6

What are the stages from novice to expert?

Novice - nursing student/experianced nurse in new setting

Advanced Beginner - last semester student/graduate

Competent - having 2-3 years experiance

Proficient - Nurse clinicians/ nursing faculty

Expert - advanced practice nurse clinicians and faculty

7

IN what ways can you prepare yourself for the transition process?

Increasing independance

more realistic patient care assignments

clinical hours that represent realistic shift hours

Perform nursing procedures instead of observing

more truth about the real work setting experiance

look for opportunities to solve problems and practice critical thinkin

Request constructive feedback from staff/instructors

Request clinical experiance in an area of hospital of intrest

think positively

be organized/flexible/healthy

fine a mentor and other new graduates