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Over the years the professional nursing role has evolved significantly, due to the demands of demography, social trends and public health promotion (Royal College of Nursing, 2017). Since the Florence Nightingale days there has been a shift in nursing education, from the ‘apprentice’ style of learning to a University Bachelor Science degree, which has resulted in nursing becoming more academic. According to Bowcott (2009), the nursing degree equips student nurses with current up to date evidence-based knowledge and problem-solving skills, which provides newly qualified nurses with clinical competence and decision-making skills that they require to make clinical judgements throughout their professional role.According to (blab bla), Graduating from university and starting employment is an exciting time for newly qualified nurses. However, over the years it has been highlighted that newly qualified practitioners may experience a period of transition issues from student nurse to NQP’S. Research has suggested, this is evident as many newly qualified nurses may feel overwhelmed and inadequate due to the significant shift in responsibility and accountability associated within their new professional role. Thus, leaving the newly qualified nurse feeling vulnerable and unprepared along with feelings of stress and anxiety during the early stages of their professional transition period. Poor transition experiences can have an impact on NQP’s achieving their full potential, resulting in some NQP’s leaving the profession completly (Kumaran and Carney ,2014).A longitudinal mixed methods investigation carried out by Halpin, Terry and Curzio, (2017), highlighted occupational stress is one of the main issues that many NQP’s face within their transition period. Their findings highlighted, the increase in workload was one of the main stressors, to which NQP’s reported difficulties in managing multiple role demands, completing paperwork on time and delegating to other members of the multidisciplinary team. Delegation is defined as “the process for a nurse to direct another individual to perform nursing tasks and activities” whilst retaining accountability for the outcome’ (ANA and NCSBN

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