Using APA format, prepare a six (6) to ten (10) page paper (excludes cover and reference page). A minimum of three (3) current professional references must be provided. Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites dated within five (5) years. Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one (1) edition old may be used.
Read the following and then compose your paper:
Chapter 4: Role Transition (Reprinted with permission from: Lora Claywell (2009) LPN to RN Transitions (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.)
The paper consists of two (2) parts and must be submitted by the close of week six. Each part must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length.
Define professional socialization. Discuss how the criteria of a profession are achieved during the process of professional socialization.
Lora Claywell (2009) describes four stages of professional socialization in nursing. Read the attached chapter and summarize the stages. Identify which stage you are experiencing. Describe your rationale.
Identify two barriers that could interfere with your ability to accomplish the fourth stage. For each barrier, identify resources that can assist you to overcome the barrier. describe.
Claywell (2009) discusses 8 areas of differences between LPN and RN roles: assessment skills; patient teaching skills; communication skills; educational preparation; intravenous therapy; legal responsibilities; nursing care planning; and thinking skills. Research 3 of these areas and provide supporting evidence how the differences you selected are integral for implementing the role of the RN. Use the nursing literature to illustrate the areas you selected and how they affect the provision of safe, effective patient care.
Your conclusion should describe your plan for socialization into the role of the professional nurse.
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Use a 12 font size, double space your work and use APA format for citations, references, and overall format. Assistance with APA citations and references is available through the free resource Citation MachineTM. Assistance with APA format, grammar, and avoiding plagiarism is available for free through the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL). Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you submit your assignment.
You are required to submit your paper to Turnitin (a plagiarism prevention service) prior to submitting the paper in the course submission area for grading. Access is provided by email to the email address on record in your MyExcelsior account during week 2 of the term. Once you submit your paper to Turnitin check your inbox in Turnitin for the results. After viewing your originality report correct the areas of your paper that warrant attention. You can re-submit your paper to Turnitin after 24-hours and continue to re-submit until the results are acceptable. Acceptable ranges include a cumulative total of less than 15% for your entire paper, and no particular area greater than 2% (excluding direct quotes and/or references).