The Nurse as Executive

If he is not now involved in strategic planning , he soon will be , because the life
of the health care facility depends on people with expert knowledge of patient
care being at the forefront of strategic planning . The chief nurse executive
position ...

Author: Barbara Stevens Barnum

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834205710

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 779

This new edition of Aspen's bestselling book, The Nurse as Executive, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant cha nges in nursing management. The nurse executive's role as a member of the executive team is examined, as well as the nurse executive's role in health care issues, such as quality, outcomes, team building, and c ost containment. Organizing the book around the new resource-driven ma nagement model rather than the goal-driven management model makes this book unique and distinguishes it from other management texts.

Becoming a Nurse

She told me how she entered nursing. In school, she favored math and physics.
Her dream was to become an astronaut. Summers, she spent time with her
grandmother in Brooklyn, and one summer when Macyk was in college, her
cousin ...

Author: Sonny Kleinfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982142421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 797

A revealing guide to a nursing career written by esteemed reporter Sonny Kleinfield and based on the real-life experiences of the celebrated emergency room nurses of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession. Becoming a Nurse takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a nurse. Acclaimed former New York Times reporter Sonny Kleinfield shadows veteran nurse Hadassah Lampert of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York to show how this in-demand job becomes a reality. Known for her mastery of technical skills and her heartfelt compassion for her patients, Lampert embodies the best of nursing. Go inside a hectic ER as veteran nurses work around the clock to treat incoming patients in a dazzling display of focus, skill, and bravery. Learn about their paths to the top of their field, from nursing school and clinical rotations to on-the-job realities like dealing with trauma and death. Gain insight about how this high-stakes job is actually practiced at the highest levels. As a nurse, expect the unexpected.

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

A Guide to Becoming a Nurse Robert Atkins. PREFACE Why Did I Write This
Book ? One reason I decided to write this book was that I would have been better
off if I had one like it when I was contemplating going to nursing school and when
I ...

Author: Robert Atkins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781449630850

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 668

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

Traveling Nurse The Good the Bad and the Ugly

HOW to BeCOme a GOOd Travel Nurse A good nurse doesn't pursue a nursing
because they are lured by the promise of huge paychecks. Good nurses don't
work towards a career in nursing because they are Convinced that they will be
able ...

Author: Adrianne Parrish

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329617789

Category: Travel


View: 961

A travel nurse is a licensed nurse who typically works in a hospital for a few months at a time before moving onto a different hospital in a different part of the country. Hospitals like to hire travel nurses and other traveling health professionals for a variety of reasons. Travel nurses can bring a variety of experience and knowledge that a hospital can benefit from. Lots of times, a travel nurse can act as a mentor for other nurses that have just completed their training and are not yet comfortable and/or confident with their new professional status. With this ebook discover: - Traveling nurse secrets finally exposed - Insane but true things about traveling nurses - The disadvantages of being a traveling nurse - And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!

Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century

The more often you undertake a nursing assessment and the gathering of
information through the clinical interview, the more proficient you will become (
Nusbaum and Hamilton, 2002). There are no hard-and-fast rules of obtaining a
health ...

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470030135

Category: Medical

Page: 522

View: 667

This is an accessible guide aimed at student nurses, introducing them, and guiding them through the Nursing and Midwifery Council's approved programmes of education for Registered Nurse status. Every programme of study that prepares a student to become a proficient registered nurse must be approved by the NMC and adhere to its standards and guidelines. The book is broken in to four sections based on the four proficiencies stated by the NMC: Professional and Ethical Practice; Care Delivery; Care Management and Personal and Professional Development. It presents these proficiencies in an easy to understand and implement way, making it easily accessible for both students, and registered nurses who will find it a useful reference for their work and development.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E Book

Discuss how nurses influence policy and practice in health and social care by
responding Nurse consultant positively to the ... Person-centredness Describe
how to become a nurse in the 21st century Primary nursing Professionalism
Proficient ...

Author: Chris Brooker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 176

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

The Nurse Professional

Of course, it is impossible to remember every fact and that is why you must
commit to being a lifelong learner. Learning how to become a nurse is so much
more than passing a licensure exam, it is everything before, during, and after
formal ...

Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826168787

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 769

“Nursing school did not adequately prepare me for this role” and “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this when I was a student?” are commonly heard complaints from new nurses during their first two “rite of passage” years following graduation. But this transition to professional practice—fraught with challenges, anxiety, triumphs, and tears—does not have to be so difficult. The Nurse Professional helps novices prepare for their transition into a “real world” role from being a student through graduation, NCLEX success, job search, first job, and beyond. It is the only book to cover all of the steps that new nurses must take to ensure a smooth transition into the professional role. The author is a nurse educator and mentor with extensive experience in recruiting and orienting nurses. Dr. Hunt is also co-founder of the Nurse Advocacy Forum, providing advocacy, support, networking, professional development, leadership, and mentoring to students and new graduate nurses. She offers sound advice regarding the most current issues facing new nurses and practical strategies for obtaining a job of one’s choice, describes steps to take well before graduation to ensure a smooth transition to professional practice, and addresses the various indicators of academic achievement that are required for employment at some nursing facilities. She also discusses the benefits of externships, internships, professional development, and networking, how to develop a winning portfolio, and how to successfully transition into professional practice. This book provides information on workplace bullying and how to deal with it; the importance of self-care, self-advocacy, and networking; writing a résumé; interview skills; and much more. “Top 10 Tips” in each chapter concisely highlight important topics. Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices. A PowerPoint presentation and templates for role play/simulation scenarios for faculty use are also available. Key Features: • “Top 10 Tips” in chapters concisely highlight important topics • Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices • Delivers specific, practical strategies and exercises for a successful transition and entry into practice • Written by an experienced nurse/educator and nurse mentor who has extensive experience regarding how new nurses transition into practice

A Man s Guide to a Nursing Career

You have all the passion and motivation necessary to succeed, and you're
convinced that nursing is your calling. ... Now that your goal is set, it's time to get
serious about the steps you're going to take to become a nurse, starting with how
to ...

Author: Chad O'Lynn, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106862

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 609

Named a 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Winner of the Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing "Though O'Lynn emphasizes a male perspective on becoming a nurse, this book should be required reading for anyone thinking about entering the nursing profession....The section on nursing education from the perspective of both students and instructors is worth the price of the book....Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “I love this book. It has inspired and motivated me to continue to do something for men in nursing at the college where I teach as well as for men in our delivery rooms and postpartum units. We need to move beyond women and children and include men as fathers to truly promote wellness for families.” --Janet Ierardi, MSN, RNC, CNE Assistant Professor Family Focused Nursing Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or “on the backs” of women colleagues. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill Includes helpful advice for landing a first job

How to Become Mother Friendly

First becoming a Lamaze childbirth educator, she continued to learn the art and
skill of being a birth doula. ... Being a birth doula and a full-time clinical nurse
educator at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been challenging, ...

Author: Barbara Hotelling

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129765

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 576

This is the only book to present the evidence-based policies and procedures that medical and nonmedical staff can use to develop mother-friendly care in their facilities. The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI), developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), is an evidence-based wellness model designed to improve birth outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. It is the first and only consensus document on U.S. maternity care and is recognized as an important instrument for change in the United States and abroad. This mother- baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs. At its heart are 10 protocols with detailed policies and procedures along with supporting statistical information and resources that facilitate the implementation of change. Eschewing all practices not supported by scientific evidence, these 10 steps are intended to increase vaginal birth-even when it follows a cesarean-, facilitate breastfeeding, provide culturally competent care, prevent unnecessary interventions and traumatic births, and eliminate routine interventions such as continuous fetal monitoring, withholding of food and fluids, and restriction of movement to name a few. The book also traces the development of mother-friendly care, it includes implementation strategies for the evidence-based nursing care training programs of Lamaze, ICEA, and AVVHONN, and supports the WHO-UNICEF "Ten Steps of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding. Included in the appendix are self-evaluation tools that can be used to rate current practices. Key Features: Provides evidence-based policies and procedures for developing mother-friendly care in maternity care facilities, Presents specific guidelines that can be used as a standard to measure mother-friendliness, Designed to provide childbirth educators and doulas with guidelines for promoting mother-friendly care to birthing women, Assists nurses who want to promote more rapid change on their units toward mother-friendly care Book jacket.

Capturing Nursing History

By considering history as an overarching framework, nurse historians see their
role as essential to the health and well-being of the profession itself. Historical
research enables nurses to explore their past and thus become critically aware of

Author: Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115652

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 933

Winner of the 2008 AJN Book of the Year Award! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 byChoice! "This well written and well edited book fills a unique gap....[one of the] precious few [books] that focus on science or medicine and [one of] even fewer that cover the history of nursing."(Three Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service While there have been many research texts in the nursing literature, and nursing history is both taught in courses and of popular interest to practicing nurses, there has never been a hands-on text that describes the process of doing historical research in nursing. This book, contributed by well-known and respected nurse historians, provides the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. It covers such topics as historiography, biographical research, using artifacts in historical research, doing archival and other data searches, doing international historical research, and locating funding sources for historical research. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate various methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing. Features of this edition: Provides direction and tools for conducting historical research Describes types of research, including biographical and oral histories Covers frameworks used to study historical events, such as social, political, feminist, intellectual, and cultural Addresses contemporary issues such as preserving and storing digitalized and tape-recorded data and obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval for research, and addressing ethical and legal issues in historical research Includes case studies that provide a "how-to" guide to conducting research

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Thus , nurses working in the oncology unit receive additional education ,
orientation , and socialization regarding their unique ... LEARNING EXERCISE
7.9 Incremental Goal Setting Assume that your career goal is to become a nurse -
lawyer .

Author: Bessie L. Marquis

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781772464

Category: Medical

Page: 654

View: 464

Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

So You Want to Be a Nurse

Some people believe a nurse needs a strong back , weak mind and little else .
They feel people become nurses because they never considered the possibilities
of other medical roles . Young people today are sometimes discouraged by their

Author: Marianne Pilgrim Calabrese

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 9780883911198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 199

A book that will educate nurses and aspiring nurses alike on how to excel in the health care system reveals everything no one wants to tell you about the nursing profession, saving the reader the agony of on-the-job trial-and-error training and giving one a head start in using experienced strategies in order to succeed. Original.

The Student Nurse Handbook

This is based on a philosophy about nursing and values held by the theorist that
is believed to be important. ... through experience, a sense of intuition that will
guide you, and in developing that experience and intuition you become an expert

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054313

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 911

This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues. 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

British Books in Print

(post free). How to Become a Nurse : And how to Succeed. A complete guide to
the nursing profession for those who wish to become Nurses, and a useful book
of Reference for Nurses who have completed their training and seek employment




Category: English literature


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Diet in Sickness and in Health

How to Become a Nurse : And how to Succeed . A complete guide to the nursing
profession for those who wish to become Nurses , and a useful book of
Reference for Nurses who have completed their training and seek employment .

Author: Alice Marion Hart



Category: Diet

Page: 219

View: 435

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner Second Edition

Why Become a Nurse Practitioner? You are a registered nurse (RN), who is
considering attending graduate school to become a nurse practitioner (NP).
Maybe you have worked closely with one of these nurse experts. Possibly, you
are just ...

Author: Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130437

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 794

What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and doníts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.

Mosby s Tour Guide to Nursing School E Book

All three paths lead to nursing. The question is, what do you want to do after you
become a nurse? What sort of job would you like to have 5 years after graduation
?Ten years after graduation? At this stage of your journey, projecting yourself ...

Author: Melodie Chenevert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323067395

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 548

Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.

Global Health Nursing

me and my work special and my satisfaction in being a nurse is the smile of my
patients and their families. My story is not fiction and cannot make a reader
dream. But I have had many wonderful experiences in my career—some sad and
some ...

Author: Christina A. Harlan, MA, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121187

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 768

"The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: The nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world's poor." --Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor Harvard University; Co-Founder, Partners in Health Global health nursing--as a career or as a time-limited experience in personal and professional growth--is a rapidly growing specialty area. This unique book presents firsthand accounts from nurses at all professional levels, who share their life-changing experiences and insights with nurses interested in the global health arena. Written with compassion and humor, their stories emphasize the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing. Contributors describe their motivation for working in global health, along with the rewards and challenges. The authors discuss the importance of approaching global nursing with humility, respect, and appreciation for what they will learn from their colleagues. They describe how global health work has enhanced their ability to provide quality care to diverse populations, which include recent immigrants living in the United States. In addition to these vivid accounts, the book discusses the parameters of global health nursing, how to prepare for this nursing experience, key resources, global nursing research, and nurses as global health consultants. Woven throughout the book are descriptions of how these nurses have encouraged--through teaching and mentoring--the next generation of global health nurses. The book also provides coverage of domestic global health initiatives. Key Features: Presents firsthand accounts of the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing Describes assumptions challenged and lessons learned Written for nurses at all stages of professional life Discusses varied opportunities in global health nursing, which includes research and consulting Covers domestic global health initiatives Assists faculty to prepare themselves and their students for global health endeavors

Professional Learning In Nursing

The six case studies illustrate each students' progress towards becoming a nurse
. Linking each student is their motivation to become a nurse and images of their
relationships with patients when giving care. These images appear to have been

Author: Jenny Spouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147520

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 437

The way nurses are taught is constantly evolving and changing. Workplace learning is seen as key to developing practitioners. In this book Jenny Spouse discusses how students learn in a range of different clinical settings and how best to facilitate this process. How do students learn to become nurses? What knowledge and understanding do they need to acquire? How do their preconceptions, beliefs about the learning process, and social needs affect their development? What do they find helpful and unhelpful? What makes clinical settings good for learning? Is it helpful for students to document their learning? What are the best ways for lecturer/ practitioners to facilitate student learning and what other factors influence their progress? The book explores how professional development can be better understood, following the progress of six nurse learners drawn from different parts of nursing and investigating both those difficulties faced by all students and those issues unique to particular students. It places these narratives in the context of nurse education today, exploring the implications of 'Fitness for practice' and 'Making a difference', and looking at the implications for the future development, organisation and funding of nurse education.

How to Become a Trained Nurse

It is perhaps part of the pleasure of nursing to entertain one's patients when they
are comfortable , as well as to care for them when suffering ; but in modern
hospitals there are always statistical records to be kept up and a thorough system
of ...

Author: Jane Hodson



Category: Nursing

Page: 307

View: 196