This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.
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.
New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References
Medical by Angela Darvill,Melanie Stephens,Jacqueline Leigh
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.
LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for to take the next step in your nursing career with all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as a registered nurse. This new edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more. Plus, newly-revised chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice! Clear, succinct coverage focuses your attention on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice. Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you master vocabulary words central to the topic discussed.Learning objectives in each chapter touch on the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum. NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam.Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues.Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation.Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience.Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information.Improved organization in each chapter gives you a clear picture of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to become a registered nurse.Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.
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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
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.
About: To prepare you for real world practice, this book will highlight content areas most relevant to the bedside and why they must be mastered and understood. To help visualize the professional development that is needed as you transition to the responsibilities of the professional nurse, I use the metaphor of building a house; not a static structure, but a unique, vibrant "living" house that is a reflection of how you choose to build and add to it over time. Nursing is a living and vibrant practice that requires your personal involvement and engagement to promote the well-being of those you care for. The components of this "living" home include: Foundation: A house must have a firm and stable foundation. The ethical comportment or the art of nursing is this foundation for every nurse. Caring behaviors, nurse engagement, and professionalism in practice must be present or your nursing practice could be on shaky ground before it even begins! Walls: The applied sciences of nursing: pharmacology, fluid and electrolytes, and anatomy and physiology. I contextualize these sciences to the bedside so the relevance of mastering this content becomes apparent. Roof: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning, which is the thinking that is required by the nurse that completes the house and ties everything together. Skeletons in the closet: Every house has closets and some have a few skeletons in them! Incivility and men in nursing will be explored in detail!
Medical by JoAnn Graham Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau
Author: JoAnn Graham Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A student favorite for its easy-to-read style, real-life applications, and humorous cartoons, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 7th Edition Revised Reprint helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession''s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills but with career development skills including resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Test-taking tips and strategies prepare you for the NCLEX-RN? exam, and discussions of communication and management issues prepare you to succeed in the workplace. In this edition, well-known educator JoAnn Zerwekh and coauthor Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, collective bargaining, and emergency preparedness. Thorough coverage prepares you for a professional nursing career by including all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse. An engaging presentation features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. Critical Thinking boxes are located in every chapter, with relevant questions and exercises to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Real-life scenarios in each chapter illustrate and personalize the chapter topics. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN? and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentoring and Preceptorship. A companion Evolve website includes Case Studies for every chapter, test-taking strategies, a sample NCLEX? test tutorial, a sample NCLEX? exam, appendices, and resume builder templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Completely revised chapter on Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs, complete with new relevant websites, online resources, and integrated recommendations from the 2010 Institute of Medicine. Completely revised chapter on NCLEX-RN? Examination and the New Graduate, complete with the 2013 NCLEX-RN? Detailed Test Plan. Health care reform is covered in the Economics of the Health Care Delivery System chapter, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the new Patient Bill of Rights as they apply to health care delivery and cost. Updated Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery chapter covers the results of managed care and explains the "p4p" (pay for performance) payment system, eliminating payment for medical errors as urged by the Institute of Medicine, and the collaboration at all levels of care to prevent medical errors and improve quality of care. A chapter on collective bargaining and unions covers the creation in 2009 of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses, the National Nurses United (NNU), and related issues. Updated Emergency Preparedness chapter covers The World Health Organization''s (WHO) global pandemic influenza plan and its relation to public health and immunization. Coverage of QSEN and Patient Safety includes not only Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, but also the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Institute of Medicine competencies related to patient safety, as well as better communication among health care providers, quality improvement, and guidelines from The Joint Commission. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes management protocols and interventions used as the basis for clinical outcomes.
Medical by Deborah Dolan Hunt,Hunt,Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN
Leveraging Your Education for Transition Into Practice
Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt,Hunt,Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Written by a nurse educator who has recently transitioned from service to academe, it guides the new educator through the process of becoming a nurse educator/faculty member and transitioning from the service setting to the academic setting.
Final-year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition to being 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.
The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practicing professional. This book is ideal for both pre-registration and practicing nurses. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of current NMC standards. User-friendly language describes the key NMC standards to Become a Nurse: · Personal and professional development · Professional and ethical practice · Care delivery · Care management · 17 overarching standards of the NMC. "More readable than texts on single topics such as ethics or management, it is also a better preparation for the accountability of Registration than clinically oriented books usually are. ... Would you recommend it? Resoundingly, yes."- Sue McBean, University of Ulster, THES, Feb 2010
Medical by Linda Campbell,Marcia A Gilbert,Gary Robert Laustsen
Author: Linda Campbell,Marcia A Gilbert,Gary Robert Laustsen
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Accelerate your transition to nursing success! Excel in your senior practicum, pass the NCLEX-RN® and flourish in your new nursing career. A streamlined, outline format, case studies, clinical alerts, and quick-reference tables ensure you easily master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed as an RN.
The role and scope of nursing in primary health care is continually evolving as a result of changes in society. This book explores current issues from the perspective of nursing, showing how policy informs practice. The topics covered include: * health needs profiling * assessment * interprofessional work * quality of care * family carers * new nursing roles in primary health care The book is suitable for practioners in primary health care, students doing diploma, degree and postgraduate courses in nursing and health studies, and also post-registration courses. Nursing in Primary Care draws on research and examples from practice to encourage a questioning approach to policy information and the consequences of its implementation.
This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at. Key features include: Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practice Activities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leaders Video interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion website Further reading and links to journal articles in both the book and the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.
Medical by Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton
This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.
This valuable resource is designed to provide a foundation for understanding major pathophysiological processes, applied pharmacology, and related nursing implications. It includes a holistic framework for assessing major health problems, based on fundamental concepts drawn from biological and behavioral sciences. The book's engaging case study approach builds in complexity with each chapter, illustrating applications of pathophysiology and pharmacology to nursing practice. Content has been assembled by academics and expert clinicians with input from physiologists, pharmacists, medical practitioners and other health professionals. Easy-to-follow body system organization explores pathophysiology concepts related to each system. The clinical case study approach featuring realistic scenarios emphasizes application of pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in nursing practice. Each chapter includes questions and reflective learning exercises to reinforce important concepts. A holistic framework is presented as a method for assessing major health problems. Key aspects of biological and behavioral sciences are integrated into the chapters.
Middle Range and Situation Specific Theories in Nursing Research and Practice
Author: Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"It is very exciting to see all of these studies compiled in one book. It can be read sequentially or just for certain transitions. It also can be used as a template for compilation of other concepts central to nursing and can serve as a resource for further studies in transitions. It is an excellent addition to the nursing literature." Score: 95, 4 Stars. --Doody's "Understanding and recognizing transitions are at the heart of health care reform and this current edition, with its numerous clinical examples and descriptions of nursing interventions, provides important lessons that can and should be incorporated into health policy. It is a brilliant book and an important contribution to nursing theory." Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc Dean and Professor, School of Nursing University of California San Francisco Afaf Meleis, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, presents for the first time in a single volume her original "transitions theory" that integrates middle-range theory to assist nurses in facilitating positive transitions for patients, families, and communities. Nurses are consistently relied on to coach and support patients going through major life transitions, such as illness, recovery, pregnancy, old age, and many more. A collection of over 50 articles published from 1975 through 2007 and five newly commissioned articles, Transitions Theory covers developmental, situational, health and illness, organizational, and therapeutic transitions. Each section includes an introduction written by Dr. Meleis in which she offers her historical and practical perspective on transitions. Many of the articles consider the transitional experiences of ethnically diverse patients, women, the elderly, and other minority populations. Key Topics Discussed: Situational transitions, including discharge and relocation transitions (hospital to home, stroke recovery) and immigration transitions (psychological adaptation and impact of migration on family health) Educational transitions, including professional transitions (from RN to BSN and student to professional) Health and illness transitions, including self-care post heart failure, living with chronic illness, living with early dementia, and accepting palliative care Organization transitions, including role transitions from acute care to collaborative practice, and hospital to community practice Nursing therapeutics models of transition, including role supplementation models and debriefing models