It is a point in which student nurses experience both exciting and challenging moments as they struggle to adapt to their professions. • Transition is conceptualized as starting with an ending that leads to a new beginning • The term ‘situational transition’ was conceptualize to describe the professional transition from nursing student to a registered nurse. Student nurses also experience elevated anxiety when finishing their undergraduate course and while transitioning into the newly qualified nurse (NQN) role (Maben et al, 2006). Along with the professional support, personal support from the friends and family also proven to help nurses to deal with the transition (Azimian et al., 2014). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. For many new nurses, the transition is an exciting period but also scary. The transition from a nursing student to a registered nurse is a critical career turning point among the nursing trainees. • Upon graduation, this professional transition requires NGRNs to integrate, Nurse Education in Practice ; 13: 5, 418-422. Induction and professional development support facilitate the transition from being a student nurse to a professional nurse, as well as to enhance clinical competence and professional socialization. Kaihlanen AM et al (2013) The transition from nursing student to registered nurse: the mentor’s possibilities to act as a supporter. The transition process from a student nurse to staff nurse is not only stressful and challenging but can be a productive experience that shapes the nurse to become a safe practitioner. As such, they require mentors to encourage and guide them through their career development. It is argued that the transition from being a nursing student to a newly qualified nurse is a common rite of passage that marks the end of initial nursing education and the beginning of a professional nursing journey (Nash et al., 2009). Norman K (2015) How mentors can influence the values, behaviours and attitudes of nursing staff through positive professional socialisation. Undergraduate nursing programmes are designed to equip student nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary for their future work as professional nurses. This gives qualified nurses an active role in students’ education and gives mentors and supervisors the chance to pass on their own skills and knowledge. The professional support from the physicians, senior nurses and mentors help new graduate nurses to further cope with their transition phase. Start studying Making the Transition from student to Professional Nurse - Cherry Chapter 24. Influences on the role during the transition period from student to staff nurse are unclear.