Nursing Today Transitions Ch 1-5
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
What factors can influence a transition?
if it is desirable or undesirable
the new level of knowledge and skill required for it
What is reality shock?
the term used to describe the raction experianced when one moves into the work force after several years of education
What are the phases of reality shock?
shock and rejection
Does transition begin when you graduate?
No it starts as a novice role in the first nursing course
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
IN what ways can you prepare yourself for the transition process?
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
fine a mentor and other new graduates