Succeeding in Essays Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857250711
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Medical

The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Leadership Management and Team Working in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473926912
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Medical

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.

Successful Practice Learning for Nursing Students

Author: Kath Sharples
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857253163
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Medical

Pre-registration student nurses spend 50% of their training in practice which provides a wealth of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many new students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. The new edition of this popular book (formerly Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice) helps nursing students prepare for their practice learning experiences, and get the most out of them in order to achieve the required standards. This book is, first and foremost, a practical guide for students on developing learning skills during their practice experiences.

Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice

Author: Georgina Taylor
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281383
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Medical

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme. Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career. Key Features: - Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice - Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues - Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself - Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration About the series Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery. Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer. Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

Author: Bob Price
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473967564
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Medical

This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Author: Nicola Davis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457648
Release Date: 2011-05-20
Genre: Medical

This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Author: Mooi Standing
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526412560
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Medical

Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision-making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: Affordable Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters Focused on applying theory to practice Full of active learning features

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses

Author: Alec Grant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844454389
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Medical

Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.

Information Skills for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781844457472
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Genre: Medical

It is essential for nursing students to access current and reliable information to succeed in academic assignments and nursing practice, yet there are increasingly diverse information sources available, which can raise questions about the authenticity and reliability of information provided. This book presents a practical and clear guide to mastering information skills. It shows the reader how to effectively plan and implement a search for information and make judgements on the quality of the sources found. It also gives strategies for storage and retrieval of information, helping nurses to maximise the time they have available for keeping up to date.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Author: Mooi Standing
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473904996
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Medical

Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. In order to become a registered nurse it is essential that the student develops sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges ahead. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps students to progress in effective decision-making right from the first to the final year of their programme. The book links theory to realistic experiences and clinical scenarios to show student nurses how to use these skills in practice. Key features: -provides practical ways designed to help student nurses reach sound and safe decisions -uses active learning features and activities that promote the use of evidence, critical enquiry, reflection and patient-centred care -linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254511
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Genre: Medical

The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.

Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice

Author: Kath Sharples
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781844454396
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Genre: Medical

Pre-registration student nurses spend 50 per cent of their training on practice placements, which provide a wealth of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. This book will help the student to seek out and construct learning opportunities from within the clinical environment and to develop skills for practice learning which will help them to achieve a competent standard. This book will is, first and foremost, a practical and relevant guide for students on developing skills for learning during their practice placements.

Successful Professional Portfolios for Nursing Students

Author: Suzanne Reed
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473927537
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Medical

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Full of active learning features · Focused on applying theory to practice ‘A fantastic little book for helping nursing students and qualified nurses to understand what a successful portfolio should look like.’ Dr Gabrielle Thorpe, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia This book is a simple, quick and easy to use guide to building a professional portfolio for nursing students. Students are required by the NMC to keep an ongoing record of achievement, to demonstrate their competence at each stage of their programme. The portfolio is an essential part of the assessment of practice to demonstrate nursing competence. This book gives a step-by-step and practical explanation of how to compile a professional portfolio to succeed in these assessments. It can be used throughout nursing programmes and into your nursing career as a tool to help with interviews, appraisals and the NMC revalidation process. Key features - Excerpts from other students' portfolios show what makes a good portfolio - Step-by step activities guide you through building your own portfolio - Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for pre-registration nursing education About the Author Suzanne Reed is an experienced General Manager with many years working at strategic and operational levels in the NHS and Independent Sector. She is currently a freelance writer and a voluntary carer in the community.

Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students

Author: Jan De Vries
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473987593
Release Date: 2016-12-07
Genre: Medical

Do your students find psychology difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Would they benefit from a textbook that demonstrates how psychology applies to nursing? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to understand the significance of psychology in nursing. This book helps students recognise why they need to know about psychology, how it can affect and influence their individual nursing practice as well as the role it plays in health and illness. Written in clear, easy to follow language and with each chapter linking to relevant NMC Standards and Essentials Skills Clusters it simplifies the key theory and puts the discipline of psychology into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies used throughout. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ - Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby

Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students

Author: Graham R. Williamson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252658
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Medical

This book is a practical, user friendly text designed specifically for those undertaking dissertations or research projects in the final year of nursing programmes. Research forms a central part of nursing degrees, and final year dissertations are often based on literature searching and writing research project proposals. This book addresses the need for a clear and practical text to guide students from the initial stage of deciding on a research topic, completing a literature review and designing their research, through to choosing data collection and analysis methods, and finally writing up their project proposal or dissertation.