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  • Chapter 1 Reality Shock
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  • Transitions Discuss the concept of transitions Identify the characteristics of reality shock Compare and contrast the phases of reality shock Identify times in your life when you have experienced a reality shock or role transition Describe methods to promote a successful transition
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  • Transitions in Nursing What are transitions? Passages/changes from one situation, condition or state to another over time A lot of transitions occur at same time Types Developmental Situational Health-Illness Organizational
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  • Transitions in Nursing (contd) What are important factors influencing transitions? Understand from persons perspective Positive Negative Neutral Transition desired? Expectations realistic?
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  • Transitions in Nursing When you know what to expect, you can reduce your stress
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  • What Is Reality Shock? Reaction experienced when entering work force after years of preparation Recent graduates are expected to be competent, capable nurseswithout the experience Increased acuity, combined with the nursing shortage, may leave you feeling depressed, insecure, and powerless
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  • What Are the Phases of Reality Shock? Honeymoon phaseno one watching over your shoulder (exciting phase) Shock and rejection phasewhen the bad days outnumber the good ones Recovery phasehumor, decrease in tension Work toward effecting a better solution through conflict resolution
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  • Role Transformation When does the role transition to graduate nurse begin? Moving into novice role when you took your first nursing course! At advance beginner at graduation
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  • Role Transformation (contd) How can I prepare myself for this transition process? During last semester No mama management Realistic patient-care assignments/shifts Perform instead of observing Truth about real work setting Look for problem-solving opportunities/practice critical thinking Request constructive feedback Request clinical experience in area of interest
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  • What do I do ?!?!
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  • Role Transformation (contd) How can I prepare myself for a transition? Think positively Be flexible Get organized Stay healthy Find a mentor Find other new grads Have some fun! Know what to expect
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  • Stay Organized
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  • How Do You Measure Up? Excited and sincere about nursing? Open-minded and willing to learn new ideas and skills? Comfortable with your basic nursing skills? Able to keep a good sense of humor? Receptive to constructive criticism? Able to express your thoughts and feelings? Able to evaluate your performance and request assistance?
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  • Some Rules to follow.
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  • Rules of the Road Green lightyellow lightred light Stop and take care of yourself Detouryou will make mistakes Curve aheadget your life in order Resume speedmaintain a positive attitude ExitDont burn any bridges with your job School zoneplan to continue your education
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  • Rules of the Road (contd) Slow speed zonetake the time to get organized Cautionif in doubt, check with another nurse Roadside park aheadtake a break!
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  • Advise


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