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Professional Nursing I: Socialization
SOCIALIZATION

To e-mail the instructor  phillips@fiu.edu

ASSIGNMENT (FOR WEB-BASED ONLY STUDENTS)  
Read Chapter 2 (Socialization to Professional Nursing Roles) in your textbook Professional Nursing Practice: 
Concepts and Perspectives
and review the class handout below.


1.  Consider the agents of professional socialization in your own experience.  Describe briefly (provide examples) 
how other nurses influenced your development as a nurse in a positive way.  Then describe now other nurses 
influenced your development as a nurse in a negative way.  

2.  Describe how your past experiences have influenced you in assisting the "novices" of your profession (student nurses
and new RNs) in their career development (provide examples).

E-MAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO THE INSTRUCTOR (AT LEAST 200 WORDS).

CLASS HANDOUT

CHARACTERISTICS OF SOCIALIZATION 
Socialization:

MODELS OF SOCIALIZATION
Various theorists have developed models of socialization applicable to nursing:

Davis Model (Doctrinal Conversion) Model

Simpson Model

Hinshaw Model

The transition of the graduate to a full-fledged professional is facilitated if there is congruence between the norms, values, and expectations of the educational program and the realities of the work setting.  Following are models of career development.  

Kramer (Postgraduate Resocialization) Model

Dalton (Career Stages) Model

Benner (Nursing Expertise) Model

SOCIALIZATION RELATED TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE NURSING PROFESSION
(Grossman, D., Cultural diversity on the unit, AJN, 95:64-66, 1995).

Some examples


Key Principles to Remember 

Forging working relationships in a multicultural environment requires genuine commitment, empathy, and sensitivity from nursing administrators, educators, managers, and staff members.  Here are some key principles to remember: