Nurse Transition Paper

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) has grown in the past years and continuation of its growth is expected. Studies show that there are some difficulties that a novice nurse experience as they transition to APRN. (Hill, L. *& Sawatzky, J. 2011). The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly. Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety. (Poronsky, C. 2013). In order to prevent the emotional stress that this transition brings, the first step would be top have the novice NP become board…show more content…
(Barnes. 2015). Nurse practitioners who received a formal orientation had a quick, easy and better transition experiences, with the satisfaction of their role. The foundation of the novice NP when starting the transition is imperative. Therefore, mentoring programs is also a method that can decrease social isolation, and feelings of inadequacy for the new NP’s. The APRN’s has a potential to contribute largely in the health care system. The challenges in facing the transition of role should not be a hindrance, for the maximum quality of care that they can offer. Transitioning to a novice NP is already very stressful and a lot of process, it is essential for the organizations to provide the mentoring programs and formal orientation. Implementation and identification of the strategies can have a good transformation in preparing the NP’s in their new
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