Take Charge of Your Nursing Career, Second Edition

Take Charge of Your Nursing Career, Second Edition

Author: Lois Sarah Marshall

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781646480005

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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“Lois Marshall and her contributors have done it again! The second edition of Take Charge of Your Nursing Career reminds all nurses how essential intentional career planning is, whether it is developing, managing, or expanding one’s career. This incredible resource is well-written, relevant, timely, and important and offers numerous practical tips, strategies, and tools all nurses can use on their career journey.” –Carol Huston, DPA, MSN, FAAN Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Trinity Hall California State University, Chico “Brilliant—Dr. Marshall’s book guides nurses with steps to taking their nursing career to the next level. She takes you on a dynamic journey of identifying your nursing identity and how to market it in the workforce. Dr. Marshall is an exceptional nurse educator and a masterful writer who, through this book, reveals several techniques to catapult one’s nursing career. This comprehensive, in-depth text was long overdue.” –Donna Carrazzone, DNP, FNP-C, RN, AHN-BC Assistant Professor, Caldwell University No matter what stage you’re in, your nursing career is both a journey and a process that must be nurtured, grown, and managed. Wherever you are—in the world or in your nursing journey—you deserve career-development and management support that goes beyond merely writing a resumé or a curriculum vitae. You expect tailored advice and innovative resources applicable to the many roles you will play and challenges you will face in our rapidly expanding and ever-developing global industry. This newly updated book will give you insights and tools to help you navigate and thrive throughout the entire span of your individual nursing journey. Take Charge of Your Nursing Career, Second Edition, establishes a unique and distinct perspective from which to develop and manage your career from beginning to end. Author Lois Sarah Marshall offers timely and relevant topics, strategies, tips, and examples to help you: • Define your personal career trajectory no matter the stage in your journey • Expand your role and knowledge using professional development and continuing education • Understand and take full advantage of the value of mentorship • Leverage social media to develop, augment, and propel your career • Pursue entrepreneurship • Manage your professional and personal time TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: The Art and Science of Marketing Yourself Chapter 2: Your Career Repository: The Portfolio Chapter 3: Your Nursing Identity Chapter 4: Educational Advancement: Gaining New Expertise Chapter 5: Professional Development and Continuing Education: Role Expansion Chapter 6: The Value of Mentorship: A Two-Way Process to Pay It Forward Chapter 7: Career Development and Management for International Nurses Chapter 8: Using Social Media to Develop, Augment, and Propel Your Career Chapter 9: Expanding Your Reach: Using Your Voice Chapter 10: Entrepreneurship for the Professional Nurse Chapter 11: Work-Life Balance Issues: Managing Personal and Professional Time Appendix A: Examples of New and Experienced Nurse Resumés Appendix B: Curriculum Vitae Appendix C: Example of Blank CV Appendix D: Sample Cover Letters Appendix E: Personal Philosophy Example: Philosophy of Teaching Appendix F: Format for Developing Your Nursing Career Identity Appendix G: Mentoring Agreement AVAILABLE ON THE SIGMA REPOSITORY · Chapter 7: Career Development and Management for International Nurses · Examples of New and Experienced Nurse Resumés · Example Curriculum Vitae · Example of Blank CV · Sample Cover Letters · Personal Philosophy Example: Philosophy of Teaching · Format for Developing Your Nursing Career Identity · Sample Mentoring Agreement

Your First Year As a Nurse, Second Edition

Your First Year As a Nurse, Second Edition

Author: Donna Cardillo, R.N.

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307591753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 604

Survive and Thrive as a Nurse in Today's New Health-Services Landscape Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. Get off to the right start in your new profession by learning how to: • Find the job that's perfect for you • Create your own patient-centered style of nursing • Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses • Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout • Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader And NEW! to this revised edition: • Invaluable information about nursing licensure, including an extensive FAQ section • Discussion of professional issues related to standards of care, nursing ethics, and health-care reimbursement • Job-hunting challenges and solutions • Solutions for handling quandaries such as delayed career start, nontraditional practice, and more • Trends and opportunities for the future of nursing • A special section for second-career nurses

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses, Second Edition

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses, Second Edition

Author: Dr. Margaret McAllister, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826167927

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 291

Praise for the First Edition: “This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and well-being....There is something in this book for everyone.” Score: 96, 4 stars. —DOODY’S MEDICAL REVIEWS This unique resource will help nurses overcome stressors and challenges when—and even before— they arise. Featuring seven new chapters and a multitude of new authors, the second edition reflects the latest research on resilience and well-being and applies it specifically to nursing professionals. The book describes a diverse range of proactive and preventive approaches nurses can harness in a variety of healthcare contexts. These strategies help develop strength, flexibility, and the determination to adapt to professional challenges that may at first seem daunting. Strategies are presented to conquer self-defeating thoughts, connect with positive peers, and emulate positive leadership attributes. Chapters present first-hand accounts of “resilience in action” and extensive examples that showcase evidence-based resilience strategies, along with discussion questions, creative thinking exercises, and application activities. New to the Second Edition: Strategies for adapting to constant change Managing moral and ethical distress Developing effective and creative solutions for global health challenges Restoring resilience, health, and well-being after adversity New leadership dynamics Moving out of one’s comfort zone for personal and professional growth Key Features: Includes activities that encourage readers to develop resilience capabilities as team leaders, team members, and change agents Highlights psychological and social resilience strategies Includes discussion questions and creative thinking exercises Supplemental instructor’s manual and PowerPoints included

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nurse Manager, Second Edition

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nurse Manager, Second Edition

Author: Barbara Fry, RN, BN, MEd (Adult)

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826127891

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 881

Clinical nurse managers face myriad challenges, including administrative, clinical, and interpersonal issues. This concise, practical resource offers wise guidance for nurses working in this complex, fast-paced role. Addressing common complaints and anxieties, it offers quick access to insights, proven strategies, and tools for effectively coping with such situations as institutional change, a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, resistance to change, and toxic behaviors. Fully updated and revised, the second edition provides sound advice addressing the changing dynamics in health care that have amplified the challenges of clinical nurse management. It offers strategies for boosting staff morale during times of fear and anxiety, explains how to reclaim professional practice and focus on quality of care, advocates for nurses at senior levels, and discusses how to maintain one’s identity in an interdisciplinary setting. Designed to assist clinical nurse managers at all levels in developing new and effective ways of leading in a rapidly changing health care environment, this resource helps foster a better quality of work life and professional practice. It features concise chapters and bulleted information for quick access and at-a-glance “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes. Also included are helpful tools and worksheets for managing a variety of challenges, along with the “Top 10 Fast Facts for Thriving in a Changing Workplace.” New to the Second Edition: Completely updated and revised New chapter, “Who Stole the Art of Nursing?” New content on fostering and nurturing therapeutic relationships More information on rewards and recognition to keep staff motivated Key Features: Presents timely content ready to be applied in a professional setting Presents information in an easy-to-access format with concise chapters, bulleted lists, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes Advocates a back-to-basics approach to clinical care Packed with current, useful, and accessible information that fits in a pocket Written by a noted author, keynote speaker, and facilitator highly experienced in helping nurses in leadership roles

Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition

Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition

Author: Patricia Benner RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082618703X

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 313

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Nursing practice is a complex and varied field that requires precision, dedication, care, and expertise. Clinicians must have both the skills and the tools to attend to changes in patients' responses, recognize trends, and understand the nature of their patients' conditions over time. This book clearly delineates the skills needed to become an expert nurse. In this new edition, the editors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses working in critical care. Expanding upon the study conducted in the previous edition, this new book documents and analyzes hundreds of new clinical narratives that track the development of clinical skill acquisition, including caring, clinical judgment, workplace ethics, and more. Highlights of this book: Includes transitional guidance for nurses new to the field Discusses the primacy of caring and the importance of good clinical judgment Includes new practice models, including the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition Provides guidelines for strengthening the nurse-patient relationship Presents implications for nursing education and patient safety Ultimately, this work defines expertise in nursing practice. The book serves as a valuable resource that will enable nurses to expand their knowledge base, cultivate their clinical skills, and become successful experts in nursing practice.

PSYCHOLOGY FOR B.SC. NURSING, SECOND EDITION

PSYCHOLOGY FOR B.SC. NURSING, SECOND EDITION

Author: KUTTY, A. BASHEER

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9789388028387

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 636

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mental processes and behaviour. The present book comprehensively deals with the appropriate areas of Psychology to help the students of Nursing and other healthcare courses gain an insight of the subject. The text begins with the evolution and history of Psychology and its branches, and moves on to the methods adopted by the contemporary psychologists in mapping the human brain. It focuses on the applications of psychology in performance enhancement and self-help. Psychological aspects like perception, learning, emotion, aptitude and intelligence are further exemplified and elucidated in this book with the clinical problems associated with them. The book also deals with the common health problems associated with stress—the bane of modern existence—and provides solutions to cope with those problems. The modern day issues like lifestyle illness and attitudinal problems are also addressed in this book. In the second edition, a new chapter namely, ‘Importance and Impact of Psychology for Nursing Profession’ has been introduced, which facilitates the nurses to adapt to the changing demand of the profession seamlessly. Furthermore, in this edition, the narrative has been revised in general with added commentary and pictorial representations to make the text illustrative and engaging.

The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

Author: Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826123923

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 772

Benefit from the inspiring mentorship of an AAN-awarded Living Legend! "I have always recommended that nurses should read anything and everything ever written by Dr. Angela McBride. However, for this new book, I would go much further and tell the nurses that this book is a must for every nurse. I believe that any reader of this book will learn how to uncover and value their own experiences, affirm their capacity for leadership, and will look at leadership through a dynamic new lens. This is an inspiring book that will shake up current thinking about nursing leadership and will become a catalyst for developing more transformational leaders. This book transcends time, generations, and disciplines.” --Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, FAAN Dean Emerita, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Praise for the First Edition) The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders received the 2011 PROSE Award for the category “Nursing and Allied Health” from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars. Written by an acclaimed nurse leader, scholar, and author, this prizewinning book delivers an inspiring first-person narrative to help nurses at all career levels to embrace and hone their leadership potential. The second edition expands on the original with updated material and five completely new chapters that focus on the dynamics of today’s health care environment. It addresses the complexity of our evolving health care system, and aligns with new initiatives being championed by key nursing organizations. Brimming with insight and personal anecdotes--while grounded in scholarly literature--this comprehensive and practical book addresses the major contemporary arenas of leadership: Leadership as personal, leadership as achieving organizational goals, and leadership as transformational. It discusses the personal qualities required of a good leader, the value of attaining self-knowledge, sustaining career optimism in the face of failure, orchestrating a career, achieving organizational goals, effective communication, the importance of strategic vision, and more. New to the Second Edition: Updated to encompass nearly a decade of changes in health care since the first edition was published Sensitive to the Interface between Nursing Service and Nursing Education New: The Shadow Side: Neediness and Failure New: Building a Mentoring Network New: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion New: Aiming for Impact New: Letting Go Key Features: Helps nurses at all career levels to embrace and develop leadership potential Draws on the leadership expertise of an internationally recognized nurse scholar, pragmatist, and AAN-awarded Living Legend Addresses the major arenas of contemporary nursing leadership: personal, achieving organizational goals, and transformational Brims with insight and personal anecdotes

B is for Balance, Second Edition: A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Yourself at Work and at Home, 2015 AJN Award Recipient

B is for Balance, Second Edition: A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Yourself at Work and at Home, 2015 AJN Award Recipient

Author: Sharon M. Weinstein

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 9781938835841

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 707

B is for Balance is about the individual nurse – the professional, the multi-tasker, the ‘be all things to all people’ leader. While the first edition of B is for Balance was well-received and has been a great resource to nurses and other professionals, the second edition has been updated to focus on 12 steps to balance, including engagement, focus, sleep deficits, fatigue, diet, re-inventing one’s career, and the need for each of us to live longer and to live well.

The Everything New Nurse Book, 2nd Edition

The Everything New Nurse Book, 2nd Edition

Author: Kathy Quan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440527609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 297

As a new nurse you're entering one of the most challenging and rewarding fields. You will quickly learn how to navigate a complex medical landscape, care for sick and vulnerable patients, and manage stressful situations with skill and ease. This book will be your reassuring guide through all this and more. Veteran nurse Kathy Quan teaches you how to: Balance a hectic schedule, handle stress, and avoid burnout Deal with doctors and other medical professionals Continue education while working Use software, smartphones, and apps to help treat patients Packed with tips and strategies from nurses who have seen and done it all, this revised and updated guide gives you all the tools you need to get through those first critical months on the job--and beyond.