Successful Practice Learning for Nursing Students


Author: Kath Sharples
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857253166
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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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.

Successful Professional Portfolios for Nursing Students


Author: Suzanne Reed
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473927536
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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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.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice
Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473917662
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

Learning Skills for Nursing Students


Author: Nicola Davis,Alison C Clark,Martina O'Brien,Karen Sumpton,Caroline Plaice,Suzanne Waugh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457649
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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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.

Information Skills for Nursing Students


Author: Kay Hutchfield
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457465
Category: Medical
Page: 112
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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.

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students


Author: Kay Hutchfield,Mooi Standing
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 085725071X
Category: Medical
Page: 120
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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.

Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice


Author: Kath Sharples
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844454398
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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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.

Getting into Nursing


Author: Karen Elcock
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473927498
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.

Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students


Author: Graham R. Williamson,Andrew Whittaker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526412365
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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This book is a practical and readable guide that will show you how to successfully complete a research project plan or literature review as part of your final year assessment. It guides you through all the necessary stages from start to finish, beginning with preparation and planning, using and critiquing research and finally writing up and completing your project. The authors also explore the crucial challenge of translating evidence into practice and how this can lead to improved decision-making, better practice and improved services.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing


Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446293661
Category: Medical
Page: 168
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The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how you as a nurse might apply it to your practice is not always clear. This book guides you through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range of differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making. The second edition includes practical examples of getting evidence and research into practice, the importance of considering multiple perspectives as evidence, new material on systematic reviews and secondary research, new case studies from each field of practice, a clearer colour text design and additional examples and activities on the website for the book. Key Features: -Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse -Scenarios and case studies show you how evidence-based approaches can be used successfully in your nursing practice -Activities help you to build confidence inyour evidence-based practice. Peter Ellis is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University and Programme Director for Health and Social Care Interprofessional Practice.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students


Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967635
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. Key features · Written in clear, easy to follow language · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · A companion website with 9 podcasts to bring topics from the book to life.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students


Author: Sarah Ashelford,Justine Raynsford,Vanessa Taylor
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473943728
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students


Author: Graham R. Williamson,Andrew Whittaker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857252654
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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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.

Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers


Author: Audrey Reed
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857253088
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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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.

Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge

Best Practices For Guideline Development, Implementation, Science, and Evaluation
Author: Doris Grinspun,Irmajean Bajnok
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1945157631
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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From conceptual and programmatic underpinnings to lived experiences of faculty, students, nurse executives, and bedside nurses, Transforming Nursing Through Knowledge leaves no stone unturned, allowing readers to gain a full understanding of a nurse’s role in developing, using, and evaluating the impact of knowledge tools in healthcare. Authors Doris Grinspun and Irmajean Bajnok designed this text to be a practical, go-to book for healthcare organizations, nurse executives, and professionals learning to create world-class evidence-based cultures—how to get started, move forward, and achieve results. This book will help readers: Understand the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) Program and its galvanizing power as a global movement that builds collective identity · Discover the latest in guideline development, implementation science, and evaluation at scale · Tackle healthy work environment challenges using BPGs to influence outcomes for health professionals, patients, organizations, and health systems · Use implementation science and social movement strategies to successfully implement BPGs in academic and service settings · Recognize that transferring and sustaining evidence uptake require active and multilevel interventions · Learn to integrate technology, including nursing order sets, to support evidence-based clinical decision making · Propel large-scale organizational and health system change using diffusion theory and social movement thinking · Be inspired by nursing associations taking political leadership to secure the highest-quality health system for the public.

Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice


Author: Paul Linsley,Roslyn Kane,Sara Owen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199561087
Category: Medical
Page: 289
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Nursing for Public Health reflects the growing need for all nurses to promote the health of patients as well as treating illnesses. This textbook examines core policies, theories, and models of public health, alongside nursing skills and interventions for health issues such as obesity, smoking and sexual health.

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students


Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967546
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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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

Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice


Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019956843X
Category: Medical
Page: 327
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To successfully complete the transition from being a final year pre-reg nursing student to becoming a qualified staff nurse, students need to understand and practice the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. This book outlines the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse.

Social Work in Education and Children's Services


Author: Steve Krawczyk,Nigel Horner
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 184445343X
Category: Social Science
Page: 152
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In light of the profound changes confronting the Child Welfare landscape, social work practitioners are expected to understand both the current and anticipated inter-relationships between social work and education. A clear introduction to social work in an educational setting, this book supports students on the social work degree course and builds on the success of the Transforming Social Work Practice series, which is based on common learning principles.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.