University of Nebraska Medical Center

Author: Kaylie Guinan

Reality Shock for Nurses

Marlene Kramer coined the term “reality shock” with her 1974 groundbreaking book Reality Shock: Why Nurses Leave Nursing. This theory still holds true for those transitioning to practice today, 42 years later. Reality shock theorizes that those new to the nursing profession go through a learning and growing transition. This process is characterized by four […]

Oct 31, 2016