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Transition In Nursing Case Study

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As new nursing graduates begin the process of transition into the nursing practice. There are many challenges and issues which are associated throughout the transition. New graduates may embark their journey through a graduate program or seek employment solo. The transition period may consist of challenges, that students will encounter during their journey. This essay will identify, discuss and critically reflect nursing key challenges that student nurses may face, throughout the process of the transition phase. The nursing key challenges chosen for this essay include professionalism, preparation, personal factors, competency factors, patient- centered care and job satisfaction. These nursing challenges will be thoroughly discussed and supported by current evidenced based research and nursing literature.
Transition is defined as a process or period of change from one state or condition to another (Oxford, 2016). In relation to nursing students, it is …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that new nursing graduates may embark their journey through a graduate program or seek employment solo. this essay will identify, discuss and critically reflect nursing key challenges that student nurses may face, throughout the transition phase.
  • Defines transition as a process or period of change from one state or condition to another. it is essential that nursing students are cohesively prepared to commence the next journey of their careers.
  • Explains that recent studies have shown that student registered nurses and newly graduated nurses face personal factors that may interact and impact on studies and work life.
  • Explains that nursing students transitioning to registered nurses will be able to achieve a healthy work life and family balance due to personal issues being dealt with.
  • Explains that many graduates feel under-skilled, less confident, and unable to adapt to their new working environment. studies conducted by cheng, tsai, chang & liou found that new graduate students required pre-graduation clinical training.
  • Explains that preparing and succeeding for job interview is another challenging factor. nursing students will face many other underlying challenges during the interview process.
  • Explains that for nursing students to succeed, it is vital that all key aspects of preparation are achieved. this includes a well written resume, followed by acknowledging personal and professional goals.
  • Explains that nursing students may find setting professional goals difficult, due to past clinical placement experience, resulting in unclear, unrealistic goals. newly graduates can also look at job advertisements and their criteria.
  • Recommends that student nurses engage in mock interviews to prepare them for the real interview.
  • Explains that stress is a physiological and psychological response to an environmental demand that occurs after an individual perceives they are not able to adequately cope with present demand.
  • Explains that nursing is a challenging occupation, due to the exposure to stress, work overload, infectious diseases, pressures of work demands, and making decisions under pressure.
  • Explains that stress has many contributing factors which affect student’s ability to do well.
  • Explains that as students prepare themselves for transition, increased stress becomes evident. this is due to students knowingly understanding the demand and role of a nursing role.
  • Explains that nursing students have been exposed to practical clinical placements, which have allowed them to explore and work alongside many registered nurses of all ages, years of experience and endless theoretical knowledge.
  • Explains that nursing literature has identified appropriate support strategies and resources that can help prepare and assist student nurses and future registered nurses cope with challenges and stressors.
  • Explains that many studies have indicated that the transition process from student nursing to registered nursing is exciting, stressful, and challenging. it is important that there are mentors available and who can actively assist in clinical learning processes and professional growth.
  • Explains that it is important that students have the ability of being competent in a clinical setting. this is challenging for many students as they enter transition period.
  • Opines that it's important that students are competent as it is related to professional standards, patient safety, and the quality of nursing care. the final challenge is new graduate satisfaction as newly graduate registered nurses embark on their nursing journey.
  • Concludes that this paper has covered personal and professional factors, preparation and mock interviewing, stress factors and competency, to recognise and help understand what student nurses may come across their transition period of nursing practice.

It is important that students have the ability of being competent in a clinical setting. To be deemed competent in skills according to nursing regulations and requirements. This is a challenging factor for many students, as they enter transition period. This is due to students feel they do not have the desired clinical competency that promotes the skills and authorities of a registered nurse (Harsin, Soroor & Soodabeh, 2012). Clinical research studies have found that students do have the required expected levels of knowledge, attitude and behaviour’s. However, the range of practical skills aren’t sufficient for the range of practice settings (Evans, 2008). This research has also found that other evidenced based studies found that competency in nursing skills is still lacking (Evans, 2008). These skills are lacked by students and newly graduated nursing how are in the first or second year of

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