Lora Claywell (2009) describes four stages of professional socialization in nursing.

Using APA format, write a 6 page paper. 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 – Short Read: (Included as an attachment)
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. Each part must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length.
Part 1
– 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. Explain.
Part 2
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.

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