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"Reality shock" is a term often used to describe _

The reaction experienced when one moves into the workforce after several years of educational preparation.


The skills that nursing students have identified as the most challenging include _

1. Code blues.
2. *Chest tubes.*
3. Intravenous skills.
4. Central lines.
5. Blood administration.
6. Patient-controlled analgesia.


Phases of reality shock

1. Honeymoon phase - no one watching over your shoulder (exciting phase); everything is quite rosy and thrilling; usually short-lived.
2. Shock and rejection phase - when the bad days outnumber the good ones; fatigue, mistrust, hypercritical attitude, moral outrage.
3. Recovery phase - humor, decreased tension; increased ability to be objective.