Reflection And How It Aids Professional Development Within Nursing

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Their are many demanding professional adjustments when transitioning from student nurse to graduate nurse and the use of refection during this time is said to be a very important tool in guiding the learning process especially in the transition of a student nurse into a graduated registered nurse. It is common in the field of nursing to utilise reflective journalling to critically analyse certain experiences and reflect on how they made them feel and react. This involves looking deeper into a particular experience and deciding what was good, what was bad and what would be a better course of action if they were to re encounter it in the future. The purpose of this essay is to critically analyse the concept of reflection journalling and to find out if it an essential component to nursing practise in the transition from student nurse to graduate registered nurse.

Body 1: Positive: The advantage of reflection in nursing
This paragraph is about the concept of reflection and how it aids professional development in nursing. To do this, we first have to understand what reflection and reflective practise is. The Nursing and midwifery board of Australia’s National competency standards for the registered nurse under the Critical thinking and analysis domain requires the nurse to reflects on own practice to identify professional development needs. This comes under the heading of: Participates in professional development to enhance nursing practice (Nursing and Midwifery Board of
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