Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang,John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Chang and Daly’s highly respected text assists students when preparing for their first nursing role by addressing key issues such as: Team work Organisational culture Stress management Communication skills Professional development strategies Self-care. NEW chapters: - Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide; - Establishing and maintaining a professional identity: portfolios and career progression; - Transition into practice: the regulatory framework for nursing Stronger focus on organisational culture, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution, skills and competencies, and requirements of professional portfolios Updated Recommended Readings and revised Case Study Reflective Questions All chapters have been updated to reflect current practice.
from student to registered nurse
Author: Angela Darvill,Melanie Stephens,Jacqueline Leigh
Publisher: Learning Matters
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.
Author: Lora Claywell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
Practical Preparation for Professional Practice
Author: Keith A. Rischer
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!
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
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.
Leveraging Your Education for Transition Into Practice
Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
“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
Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing
Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.
Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Author: Donna Cardillo
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Survive and Thrive As a Nurse from Day One! Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. This invaluable book will get you started! Written by an experienced R.N.,Your First Year As a Nurseprovides practical, real-world solutions to the profession's most common and difficult issues. Inside, you'll find out what youreallyneed to know, who you need to know, how to avoid missteps, and where you can go for help when you need it. Gritty, witty, and full of invaluable tips and advice from first year nurses, this book is your personal mentor for your new career. Ensure a healthy first year by knowing how to: ·Acquire the job that's perfect for you ·Create your own patient-centered style of nursing ·Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses ·Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout ·Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader "Combines common sense with the wisdom of a seasoned professional. A valuable resource for new graduates as they begin practice."—Lucille A. Joel, R.N., Ed.D., FAAN, professor, Rutgers College of Nursing, and former president, American Nurses Association "A must-read for all nurses, not just new graduates!"—Joan Orseck, R.N., president, National Association for Health Care Recruitment
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
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.
Author: AWHONN,Susan Mattson,Judy E. Smith
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
AWHONN’s Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 5th Edition provides the most up-to-date, accurate information available on today’s maternal-newborn nursing practice. Its concise outline format covers concepts of reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical issues. With a fresh focus on patient safety and revised case studies, this clinical guide and certification prep tool features AWHONN-endorsed content for the practice of maternal-newborn nursing. AWHONN-endorsed content makes this the definitive resource in preparing for current practice and specialty nursing certification examinations. Coverage of the full scope of maternal-newborn nursing practice addresses topics, such as: families; ethics; legal issues; research, case management; genetics; and the transition to home and parenthood. Bulleted outline format allows for quick review and reference of key information on the management of pregnant women and their newborns through all stages of care. NEW! Focus on patient safety draws attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. NEW! Content on medication safety, including high alert medications, emphasizes critical drug information that must be considered to provide safe patient care. UPDATED! Extensively revised case studies and review questions reflect the realities of practice and provide testing for certification examinations with realistic patient scenarios. EXPANDED! Updated content throughout gives you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Author: Traci S. Haynes,Beth Ann Swan,Haynes Traci
The leadership of RNs is critical to solving the puzzle of fragmented patient care. The Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum is an evidence-based, patient-centered program that covers the dimensions, competencies, and activities of care coordination and transition management. It is designed to help you: Improve patient outcomes; Enhance access to quality care; Decrease hospital re-admissions; Decrease health care costs; Help patients navigate the health care system; Ensure continuity and seamless transitions among levels and settings of care; Work effectively in Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations; Improve the individual patient's experience of care
A Call for Radical Transformation
Author: Patricia Benner,Patricia E. Benner,Molly Sutphen,Victoria Leonard,Lisa Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Educating Nurses The authors outline a clear vision of what nursing education canand should be and provide practical exemplars of how we can achievethis vision. This is a call for us to work together as guardians ofthe discipline to assure that future nurses enter the health caresystem ready and able to meet the challenges ahead. —Pamela M. Ironside, director, Center for Research inNursing Education, Indiana University The profession of nursing in the United States is at asignificant moment. Since the last national nursing education studyalmost forty years ago, profound changes in science, technology,and the nature and settings of nursing practice have reshaped thefield. Yet schools have lagged behind in adapting to these changes.Added to this, the profession faces a shortage of nurses andnursing faculty. To meet these challenges, the authors assert that schools,service providers, and the profession must change. They recommendfour controversial yet essential changes that are needed totransform nursing education. A volume in The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement ofTeaching's Preparation for the Professions series, the bookdiscusses key topics for the future of the field and offersrevolutionary recommendations for change.
Author: Ruth Taylor,Brian Webster-Henderson
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.
Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.