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  1. Mateo, Magdalena A. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Newton, Cheryl L. MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN
  3. Wells, Robin W. MSN, RN, CNA


Changes in organizations mean planned and unplanned role transitions for nurse administrators and managers. Keeping abreast of trends, engaging in activities that promote professional growth, assessing work habits, maintaining job interviewing skills, and reviewing and updating resumes are essential to prepare for role changes. When unplanned changes occur because one is fired or a position is abolished, one has to organize personal needs, cope with the job loss, look for a job, and assume a new role. The authors discuss strategies that can be used personally or with others to facilitate job change.