The Importance Of Reflection And How It Aids The Professional Development Of A Newly Graduated Nurse

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There 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. It is common in the field of nursing to utilise reflection 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. However there may be potential barriers when trying to make judgements about a students inner most thoughts and personal experiences. The purpose of this essay is to critically analyse the concept of reflection and to find out if it is an essential component to nursing practise in the transition from student nurse to graduate registered nurse. This paragraph is about the concept of reflection and how it aids the professional development of a newly graduated nurse. To do this, we first have to understand what is reflection. The Australian health practitioner regulation agency (APHRA), are responsible for regulating the health professions (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 2016). All nurses must practise under the Nursing and midwifery board of Australia’s National competency standards for the registered nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 2016). Included in these standards is the Critical thinking and

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