Resources for Transitioning from Student to Practitioner

Some of the most daunting moments in a nursing career is when you started a new position. The most stressful may be when starting a brand new career. Nursing students who make the shift to practitioner face numerous insecurities and steep learning curves particularly around competency. Knowing what assessment to make and having confidence in that result are things only experience can help with. No amount of book study or internship will qualify you when you're out caring for patients on your own.

Here are some basic resources, albeit heavier reading, on areas to watch out for and ways to succeed, when starting a new role as a nurse.

Best practice principles for the transition from student to registered nurse - https://www.collegianjournal.com/article/S1322-7696(08)60073-6/pdf

A Process of Becoming: The Stages of New Nursing Graduate - http://nursingthefuture.ca/assets/Documents/Stages2008.pdf

Work Unit Transformation To Welcome New Graduate Nurses: Using Nurses’ Wisdom - https://www.nursingeconomics.net/necfiles/CrucialConversations/cc_MA11.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26811977_The_First_Year_of_Practice_New_Graduate_Nurses'_Transition_and_Learning_Needs

And if you're starting a new job or new career, have confidence you're going to do great and will continue improving!

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