From: Lousiana State Nurses Assocation
Student to RN: Workplace Advocacy As a Transition Tool
Carol A. Tingle, MSN, RN
Welcome to nursing! This special welcome is to the energetic "new nurses" who are exchanging the comfort of the school setting for the reality of the work world. You have heard the term "reality shock", workplace advocacy strategies could help you experience "static electricity" rather than "electrocution." Although originally conceived as information geared toward new graduates joining the nursing profession at this time of year, this information may be useful to nurses experiencing transition in their workplace setting. Transition issues, emotions, and strategies will be explored.