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The Graduate Nurse: Professional Learning Goals (Name) (Institution) (Tutor) (Date) Aspects of my role as a new grad nurse. Identify and explain of a gap in learning based on a recent personal or clinical reflection and the competencies, skills and values evident in the literature Identify resources and strategies to meet learning goals Possible evidence of accomplishment The nurse as graduate Moving from one stage to another in life is not usually a simple process and may be problematic at times…
I established that the process has to be carefully managed if I am to fit into practice. Fitting in is quite difficult given the experience that I had during my placement. Fitting-in is a complex process requiring support from peers and the experienced nurses. However, I believe that with the correct mindset and determination together with support from experienced nurses, I can manage the transition. Duchscher (2008) argues that the graduate nurse is usually faced with a reality shock that comes from the discrepancy between what the draduate nurse has learnt in the classroom and what is actual or real in a health care setting. The graduate nurse in this case feels a sense of groundlessness. The resulting problems include anxiety insecurityand a feeling of inadequacy . Dyess and Sherman (2009) says that the problem is even more serious today because of the fact that the graduate nurse can take the licensure examination moments after graduation and enter into practice as a fully registered nurse in a matter of weeks. This is different from the earlier case where graduate nurses would get a temporary licence as they work with experienced nurses for a few months. ...
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