"'Nursing school did not adequately prepare me for this role' and 'Why didn't anyone tell me about this when I was a student?' are commonly heard complaints from new nurses during their first two 'rite of passage' years following graduation. But this transition to professional practice--fraught with challenges, anxiety, triumphs and tears--does not have to be so difficult. The Nurse Professional helps novices to prepare for their transition into a 'real world' role from student role through graduation, NCLEX success, job search, first job, and beyond. It is the only book to cover all of the steps that new nurses must take to ensure a smooth transition into the professional role"--Provided by publisher.