Objectives: Discuss the concept of transition and the various types of transition. Explain the concept and causes of reality shock in graduate nurses. Describe strategies to be used to ease the transition from student to professional nurse. Identification of personal concerns relative to reality shock and transition. After reading a journal article on the topic of role transition, discuss an area of concern they were not previously aware of. Identify methods that will be utilized to promote a successful transition from student to graduate nurse. Highlight 2 personal and 2 professional goals that will be explored and a time frame in which to achieve them.