Becoming a Registered Nurse

Making the Transition to Practice

Author: Jenny Temple

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857259318

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Final year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition into a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses ‘real life’ scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress, applying for jobs, what to expect from your first role, dealing with change, delegating and managing junior staff, handling risky situations, managing priorities and developing your career.

Transition to Nursing Practice

From Student to Registered Nurse

Author: Angela Darvill,Melanie Stephens,Jacqueline Leigh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526448718

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Do you feel ready to make the leap from nursing student to fully qualified, registered nurse? Would you like to feel more confident about embarking on the next stage of your nursing career? Moving from student to registered nurse is a big transition and it is important for final year students to feel fully prepared for life after study. Covering a range of topics including accountability, professionalism, re-validation and fitness to practice, this text gives you a thorough overview of the responsibilities associated with being a fully qualified nurse. The book starts by helping you to assess your current level of practice and identify any areas requiring additional attention, allowing you to get the most from your final year of training and enter the workplace with confidence.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

SAGE Publications

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446281310

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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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.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Author: Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904994

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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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

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446294196

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446296296

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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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.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith,Cassam Tengnah

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446276406

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. 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 how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725801X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

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.

Transforming RN Education

Dialogue and Debate

Author: Nancy L. Diekelmann,Marsha L. Rather

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887375736

Category: Medical

Page: 365

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This book provides a provocative exchange on education for the returni ng RN. Contributors look at the challenges that returning RNs face thr oughout their careers. This is a thorough guide to RN education, from curriculum development to teaching strategies.

Making the Transition from LPN to RN

Author: Rose Kearney-Nunnery

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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Ensure that you understand your new roles as caregiver, decision maker, patient teacher, leader, and manager. Making the Transition from LPN to RN will help you master these responsibilities and begin your successful career as an RN. Uses an informal, conversational writing style. Features case studies that make the information come alive. Presents a clear balance of theory, clinical application of knowledge, and clinical decision making. Builds on your nursing skills to address the practice issues that differentiate LPN from RN practice. Emphasizes the importance of scope of practice, nursin

Developing Expertise in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Julie Scholes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172142

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Developing Expertise in Critical Care Nursing examines thedevelopment of professional expertise in critical care nursing,based on extensive research in clinical practice. It offers arepertoire of learning and assessment methods that enablepractitioners to grow their own expertise and foster developmentsin others. Developing Expertise in Critical Care Nursing will be of interestto practitioners who aspire to advanced level practice in criticalcare and to all who facilitate this process. It debates thecharacteristics of expert practice and practice development andexamines the acquisition of core skills, and career development incritical care using a role transition model.

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309380316

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.

Nursing in Contemporary Society

Issues, Trends, and Transition to Practice

Author: Linda Carol Haynes,Howard Karl Butcher,Teresa A. Boese

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 591

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This book takes a comprehensive and critical look at current issues and trends in nursing, and examines future health care and market place consumer demands—as they relate to success in professional practice. It discusses the ever-accelerating pace of change occurring in the field, and features a broad spectrum of topics that highlight the importance of accountability, responsibility, and critical decision making for nurses of the 21st century. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics present an overview of the evolution of the image, education, knowledge, and professional organization of nurses; discuss professional values and core competencies, the search for employment, nursing issue management and leadership, future challenges, and much more. For new graduates and experienced nurses seeking information about the most contemporary concerns of their field.

Das Unerwartete managen

wie Unternehmen aus Extremsituationen lernen

Author: Karl E. Weick,Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791029689

Category: Crisis management

Page: 201

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Wie können Unternehmen mit unerwarteten Situationen umgehen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersuchen die Autoren sogenannte High Reliability Organizations (HROs) - Organisationen, die absolut zuverlässig arbeiten müssen, wie z. B. Fluglotsen oder Feuerwehrmannschaften. An ihren spezifischen Handlungsabläufen kann sich jede Organisation orientieren, um unerwartete Ereignisse und Entwicklungen besser zu verstehen und zu bewältigen. Wie die Methoden der HROs sich in der Unternehmenspraxis umsetzen lassen, zeigt der lösungsorientierte Managementansatz.