Professional Transition: A Case Study

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A new graduate nurse has to handle professional transitions to continue growth in their care and development. Organizations play a role in assisting new graduate employees through this transition. “Knowing what to expect during this transformation can reduce the stress of accepting and transitioning into a new role and result in quality outcome” (Cherry & Jacob, 2014). “With the ever changing health care environment the nurse has to adapt to high-acuity patients, knowledgeable family members, keeping up with technology and efficiently critically think” (Cherry & Jacob, 2014). Nursing students consistently strive to the challenges when they become licensed. (Cherry & Jacob, 2014)
Marco and his peers are nursing students in their last clinical
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Marco will have a supervisory role by ensuring that all team members are completing their tasks with a focus on the patient’s needs and safety. The first student activity that changes when the student becomes licensed is being the leader. For, example, the registered nurse is ultimately accountable for the collaborative care for the patient. Many of the tasks performed, as a student nurse involved total patient care.
The role of the registered nurse when licensed includes the understanding of the acronym ROLES. These are responsibilities, opportunity, support, expectations and lines of communication. An example of this would include the registered nurse taking care of a team of patients with the assistance of a licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. The nurse would delegate jobs that are to be completed by each team member keeping in mind their ability and experience (Yoder-Wise,
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As a licensed practical nurse, in my opinion, I am unable to participate fully and completely in the care of my patients. As a student I am able to function as a registered nurse with supervision of a licensed nurse. I envision my transition to be a learning experience by exercising delegation, critical thinking, being able to teach and learn new information. Ideally, intensive care has peaked my interest because of the high acuity of the patient and the reward of seeing them improve. This opportunity will give me a close affiliation with the patient so that I can focus on their needs.
Transitioning to a registered nurse position will pose many challenges. The experience and education gained from nursing school has shed the light on the stress and demand of the profession. It allowed me to develop my career goals, and recognize my strength and weakness making me feel better prepared to take on the responsibility. I have also been inspired to expect life long learning for myself and not be a “stagnant” nurse. This means that every opportunity will be considered to learn something new and gain professional

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