The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470672709

Category: Medical

Page: 483

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The Student’s Guide to BECOMING A NURSE The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses. Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections: Professional values Communication and interpersonal skills Nursing practice and decision making Leadership, management and team working With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify. Student Reviews “It’s been designed for students and that’s why I like it… it is student friendly, useful, easy to read.” Tamara Thomas, 2nd year nursing student, Swansea University “I cannot fault the content – it is straight to the point, it provides some interesting resources for a student nurse that is essential for them to know… a joy to read.” Faye Elliott, 2nd year nursing student, Keele University “I think the content and material is excellent… I will definitely be making recommendations to my friends.” Leanne Curran, 2nd year nursing student, University of Ulster “This book is truly amazing and provided all of the information needed for my final exam to become a qualified nurse. I passed with flying colours, thanks.” Amazon review

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118278291

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 222

The Student’s Guide to BECOMING A NURSE The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses. Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections: Professional values Communication and interpersonal skills Nursing practice and decision making Leadership, management and team working With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify. Student Reviews “It’s been designed for students and that’s why I like it... it is student friendly, useful, easy to read.” Tamara Thomas, 2nd year nursing student, Swansea University “I cannot fault the content – it is straight to the point, it provides some interesting resources for a student nurse that is essential for them to know... a joy to read.” Faye Elliott, 2nd year nursing student, Keele University “I think the content and material is excellent... I will definitely be making recommendations to my friends.” Leanne Curran, 2nd year nursing student, University of Ulster “This book is truly amazing and provided all of the information needed for my final exam to become a qualified nurse. I passed with flying colours, thanks.” Amazon review

EBOOK: The Student Nurse's Guide to Successful Reflection: Ten Essential Ingredients

EBOOK: The Student Nurse's Guide to Successful Reflection: Ten Essential Ingredients

Author: Nicola Clarke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262298

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This book is an easy to read, practical guide that will show you what reflection is and how you can do it successfully. Assuming no prior knowledge, it introduces you to ten essential ingredients to becoming an effective reflective practitioner. Chapters will equip you with evidence-based understanding and ideas for application to your own situation, and support you to become an emotionally resilient, self-aware individual who can reflect and improve on your practice. In clear and supportive language, Nicola Clarke will guide you on your journey to developing the crucial reflection skills you need for your career as a nurse. The book includes: • A step by step exploration of what reflection involves • Ways to develop the skills you will need to do your own reflection • A ‘how-to’ approach to using reflective models • Practical and jargon-free guidance on how to reflect • A chapter on reflective writing • Chapters about qualities you will need in your reflection, such as being person-centred and empathetic The Student Nurse’s Guide to Successful Reflection is a must-have text for all nursing students as well as useful reading for those involved in supporting them. With a Foreword by Theo Stickley, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK. “Reflection is a ‘way of being’ encompassing many ingredients. Clarke, with great thoroughness and care, introduces these, constructively supporting students towards developing self-insight and understanding of others. Her advice, explanations, illustrations and exercises are lucid and paced, helping nurses towards sufficient strength to undertake the developmental change which effective reflective practice brings. And to become practitioners who are far more than competent: nurses who are calmly self-aware, receptive and perceptive.” Gillie Bolton, PhD, former Senior Research Fellow, Medicine and the Arts, King’s College London, UK "Reflection is a much discussed topic in nursing, but some students find it difficult to reflect on their own practice. Nicola Clarke’s ten essential ingredients provide a clear and explicit guide to effective reflective practice and as such this should be a key text for all student nurses. The chapters of this new text offer clear learning outcomes, practical advice and models to follow in order to develop a genuine, honest and balanced reflective writing style. It is an engaging and informative read which promotes understanding of this important process." Anita Savage Grainge, RMN, RGN, RNT, Senior Lecturer, University of York, UK “An engaging book, which deals with the complexity of reflection in a clear, logical and in-depth manner. Developed around her extended definition of reflective practice, Clarke clearly and logically enables the reader to build their understanding of reflective practice by focusing on her ten ingredients. The structure of the book, focusing on two ingredients in each chapter, allows Clarke to provide clarity whilst at the same time showing the reader how the ingredients fit together to build a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The focus on critical and analytic skills as well as person-centredness based on Rogers’ core conditions provides a strong theoretical basis for students to understand reflective practice. The use of questions and examples throughout are engaging and will be useful for students and tutors alike. I think this book will be excellent for all healthcare workers – students and qualified alike. Whilst it is aimed at nurses, the principles apply across healthcare. I think it is a real gem and certainly the best book I have read about reflective practice.” Dr Rosie Stenhouse, Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK “Readers, I anticipate, will find this book informative, challenging and rewarding. It will, however, require focus and concentration to absorb and digest the considerable information the author has gleaned over many years. The book draws on extensive reading, research, teaching and observation of how individuals grow and develop as a result of adopting reflection into their daily lives. Warming to the style and content of the book, I was relieved to find that, unlike some others that approach the same topic, it does not purport to convey the essence and benefits of reflection by utilising inaccessible language, relying on unintelligible descriptions and conflating disparate models to a point where students are left bewildered and at a loss to know how to start their reflective practice. Much of the appeal of this book is that it is clearly written, logically presented and readily accessible, avoiding the jargon that sometimes characterises narratives about reflection. The reader will be impressed by the thoughtful layout which is designed to show that the acquisition of knowledge is not reducible to a set of simple tasks. It is the result of being able to manage the process of deepening one’s understanding of reflection, internalising its values and cognitive practices and applying its behavioural components to the various forms of engagement that nurses enter into in the course of their work. Acquiring self-knowledge is not a one-off activity, but a life-long incremental process. Three voices permeate the text – that of students, theorists and the author - each providing different perspectives which are skilfully integrated. The text could be used by students working alone or in groups, or it could provide thematic material running across several modules. While informative, it is not prescriptive. Students are encouraged to undertake exercises which are designed to deepen their understanding of and internalise what they have learned whilst constantly analysing what reflection means to them and how they elect to put it into practice. I was especially pleased to see the importance of emotions in the learning process recognised and how Socratic learning methods can become part of the behavioural repertoire of the student. A subtext in the book relates to inclining students to assume responsibility for their own learning which requires them to realise what it is that has to be achieved and recognise when it has been attained. I was impressed by this book and the conversational tone of the narrative. It recognises that the learning mind is vulnerable and that inducting students into exploring what it is to be human is one of the highest forms of care. I imagine that important reasons for writing this book at this time are the ever-expanding content of curricula, the excessive demands on lecturing staff, and the relentless pressure in clinical settings which mean that many staff do not have the time to stand back, take stock and review where they have got to. I believe Nicola Clarke has made a significant contribution to nursing literature in highlighting an aspect of learning that can only become more important as further changes take place in health care provision. This text would be high on my reading list were I to start my nurse training over again.” Peter Nolan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing (Emeritus) “Reflection is often a misunderstood concept for nursing staff. This book demystifies what is essentially a complex subject and makes it accessible in an easy to read format. Nicola Clarke’s passion for reflection shines throughout this book. As you progress there are a number of exercises and action points which allow you to experience the reflection process in your own learning. This is supplemented with case studies which bring the learning to life. Each chapter also benefits from a succinct end of chapter summary to reinforce your understanding. I would like to commend the author as this is a well-timed addition to the body of knowledge for mental health nursing students and is relevant now as it will be in the future. I would recommend this book to all nurses and I will be referring my students to this book as an essential text on their journey to discover their reflective voice.” Manyara N Mushore, Course Director, BSc Mental Health Nursing, London South Bank University, UK

Getting the Most From Nursing School: A Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Getting the Most From Nursing School: A Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Robert Atkins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1449630855

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 256

Find Success in Nursing School! Getting The Most From Nursing School presents a roadmap to guide talented men and women along their journey from considering nursing as a profession to their first position as a registered nurse. This exceptional resource provides the necessary guidance to ensure that students get the most from their education and become excellent care providers, policymakers, educators, and researchers and achieve their goal of improving the health and well-being of others. Getting The Most From Nursing School is written by a doctorally prepared nurse, researcher, and professor and can be distinguished by its evidence-based information, its anecdotes, and its empirically grounded recommendations from nurses who have decades of experience in both clinical practice and as educators. Sample chapters include: Why become a nurse? Nursing school is tough...getting through the classes Surviving and succeeding in clinical Preparing for success on the NCLEX

The International Student's Guide to UK Education

The International Student's Guide to UK Education

Author: Martin Hyde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136735080

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 573

Are you thinking of studying at university in Britain? Do you feel confused about which course is best for you, which university to choose, and how to apply? Are you wondering about what kinds of challenges you will be faced with, how best to approach them and how to overcome them? If so, this guidebook is for you. Honest and accurate, this book acts as an international student introduction and cultural guide to UK Higher Education. It informs and guides students in their preparation for all aspects of UK HE, from university selection and application through to participation, and provides a clear understanding of how British universities function. Helping international students make the most of the many opportunities that university offers, this text will expand your knowledge of UK Higher Education with regards to: Application procedures Finances Self-awareness, cultural understanding and adaptation (social and academic) University administrative procedures, facilities and support Work and career information and advice. The International Student’s Guide to UK Education is a comprehensive guide that will help students to develop critical and reflective ability in order to become independent, well-informed and empowered decision makers.

Nursing Practice

Nursing Practice

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119237488

Category: Medical

Page: 984

View: 860

The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume. Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning. Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.

The Student Nurse Handbook

The Student Nurse Handbook

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: 0702027308

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 537

Developed for the U.K. student. This U.K. book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book uses humor, case studies, hints, tips, and insights to inspire and encourage you to complete your course and become a nurse. Covering a wide range of topics it will help you to write assignments, make the most of clinical placements, cope with stress, understand U.K. medical terminology and nursing jargon, create a portfolio, reflect on your practice, and more. It also contains copies of essential Nursing and Midwifery Council publications such as the Code of Professional Conduct, Guidelines for the Administration of Medication and Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping, and explains their relevance to you as a nursing student. This unique U.K. book will be useful to those of any age considering nursing as a career, with or without previous practical experience in health care. It will help you understand exactly what your tutors and mentors expect from you and help you plan for and cope with the inevitable stress and frustration. This valuable resource will be an essential companion throughout your course. Written for students by a student, therefore authentic Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons will make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice will encourage the 'flagging' student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites

Student's Guide to Shakespeare

Student's Guide to Shakespeare

Author: William McKenzie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 913

This book is a 'one-stop-shop' for the busy undergraduate studying Shakespeare. Offering detailed guidance to the plays most often taught on undergraduate courses, the volume targets the topics tutors choose for essay questions and is organised to help students find the information they need quickly. Each text discussion contains sections on sources, characters, performance, themes, language, and critical history, helping students identify the different ways of approaching a text. The book's unique play-based structure and character-centre approach allows students to easily navigate the material. The flexibility of the design allows students to either read cover-to-cover, target a specific play, or explore elements of a narrative unit such as imagery or characterisation. The reader will gain quickly a full grasp of the kind of dramatist William Shakespeare was - and is.

The Student Nurse Handbook E-Book

The Student Nurse Handbook E-Book

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702047916

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 559

This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse. Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites The two-colour design makes it attractive to use Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements