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Journal of Nursing : Transition

  • What Can We Do to Promote Professional Socialization in Nursing?
    Author 1: Nancy Bellucci, PhD, MSN, RN, CNOR Author 2: Shakeeka Misher, DNP, RN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC
    Transitioning to a new work setting is challenging for many nurses regardless of the time spent in practice. Promoting professional socialization, through mentoring and precepting, helps to facilitate a smooth transition. Effective mentoring, using role play, reflective exercises, and debriefing, provides the transitioning nurse the opportunity to self-actualize his or her potential in the new work environment. The use of Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory and Duchscher's Stages of Transition Theory as a basis for mentorship enhances safety and quality in the provision of care.
  • Making the Transition From Student to Working RN
    Ron Simpson, RN
    Guidelines and tips for transitioning to working nurse and additional tips on surviving the first year.
  • Examining the Transition for New Graduate Professional RN 
    Kara Solem, Student Nurse Tammy L. Stuart MS RN Assistant Professor School of Nursing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Transition into the role of the professional nurse is cause for great excitement and apprehension for the student nurse. As a soon to be BSN graduate, this author noted a similar theme amongst classmates which provided an opportunity for inquiry to highlight key strategies for successful transition for the entry-level professional nurse
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