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Many nurses and midwives describe their entry into the profession as a life-changing period where they were challenged, pushed and tested personally and professionally (Walker, Earl, Costa & Cuddihy 2012).
Students and new graduate nurses and midwives often experience a high level of stress. Many report feeling inadequately prepared for the world of study, clinical placements and new work environments and the related stressors (Missen, McKenna, Beauchamp & Larekins, 2016).
In this section, you will find information about how you can prepare for the challenges during this time of your career.