Rationale The aim of this assessment is to demonstrate your ability to relate and apply the theory presented in this course as you prepare to transition from a student nurse to a graduate registered nurse.
A theoretical framework describing theory to practice is Judy Boychuk Duchscher’s stages of
transition: doing, being and knowing (Duchscher & Windey 2018). The focus of this framework is to
describe the different physical, intellectual, emotional, developmental and sociocultural changes
that newly graduate registered nurses experience. In this assessment you will investigate how the
four concepts of belongingness, resilience, emotional intelligence and communication will assist you
in the three stages of transition to professional practice as a newly graduate registered nurse.
This assessment consists of two parts. Part A requires you to develop a concept map linking the four
concepts of belongingness, resilience, emotional intelligence and effective communication to doing,
being and knowing (Duchscher & Windey 2018). Part B is a written assessment asking you to apply
the concepts you have presented in your concept map to a case study.