Do You Feel Socializing With Your Colleagues Is Beneficial in Creating a Better Learning Environment?
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It is not only important for the new graduate to be competent, but also to be included amongst the other members of the team. The preceptor should be available to the new nurse to answer questions, guide, and to help the new nurse to integrate herself with the current staff. It is important for the preceptor to be “nurturing” to the new nurse so they can begin to feel comfortable on the unit.
All nurses, senior or new, desire to be a valued member of the team.
Socialization begins upon entry into the nursing program. During this period, students are engaged in formal nursing programs that do not end with the completion of nursing education but continue as the graduates are employed in the work setting. The process of socialization begins with students’ expectations from their collegiate experience. Once in college, students are exposed to various socializing agents, including peers, faculty, parents and interactions with individuals outside the collegiate environment.
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