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.

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.

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.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Author: Mooi Standing
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457540
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Medical

Clinical decision making is now recognised as 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. Mooi Standing is an Independent Academic Consultant (UK and International) & Accredited NMC Reviewer. She leads on curriculum development, quality review and enhancement of theoretical and practice-based learning in nursing and allied health programmes for Universities across UK and Internationally. She also manages the development of collaborative international partnerships on educational programmes between UK higher education institutions and Asia.

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.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281314
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Medical

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

What is Nursing Exploring Theory and Practice

Author: Dawn Ritchie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254467
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Medical

This book helps new nursing students, and those thinking of entering the profession, understand what it is to be a nurse in today's rapidly changing healthcare environments. The new edition includes a new first chapter on becoming a nursing student, with insights from students themselves. The book also explains the process of nursing and systems of care delivery which underpin actual practice. A chapter on international working is included for those working or studying abroad. Finally, it explores what nursing is really like when you qualify through interviews with registered nurses in each of the main nursing fields of practice.

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.

Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers

Author: Audrey Reed
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857253085
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Medical

Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.

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

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.

Nursing and Mental Health Care

Author: Steve Trenoweth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457854
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Medical

Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446296295
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Medical

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.

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.