Study Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118657438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Survive academic study with this snappy guide to research techniques and strategies for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and tips from real student nurses, Study Skills for Nurses enables you to develop your own individual ways of studying for those all important projects, with exercises, step-by-step guides and tricks to help you get ahead. Special features Developed by students for students Clear, straightforward and jargon-free Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. Takes away the fear of study and independent research projects, making it approachable, easy and fun
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Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’
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Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies - UK

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119114160

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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The fast and easy way to pass the Nursing Calculations test Is the maths behind the medicine making you maudlin over taking your Nursing Calculations test? You've come to the right place! Written by a nurse with countless hours of experience—and who trains other nurses every day—this plain-English, no-nonsense guide to nursing calculations and IV therapy makes it easier to come to grips with the numbers and formulas you'll encounter on the day of the exam—and in the field. Many students and practising nurses struggle with mathematics. Luckily, this friendly guide is here to take the intimidation out of the subject, arming you with the knowledge and know-how you need to take the exam with confidence and to achieve the best score possible. From fractions, percentages, and proportions to pills, fluids, and prescriptions, Nursing Calculations & IV Therapy For Dummies UK edition offers detailed advice and instruction on everything you need to know to pass the exam with flying colours. Hundreds of practise questions help you learn and revise Clear explanations and lack of jargon make learning easy Observation charts and extra content are available for download upon purchase Combines nursing calculations and IV therapy to offer excellent value Whether you're a student revising for the Nursing Calculations test, a newly qualified nurse looking to brush up on your maths skills, or a member of a medical staff who's been asked to take on nursing duties, this friendly and accessible guide makes maths less menacing.
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The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Charmaine McKissock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137014083

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This highly visual text is the perfect companion for anyone studying anatomy and physiology. Offering innovative techniques to help students with their learning, this user-friendly, accessible study skills text is the perfect accompaniment to any course or textbook. Complex processes are brought to life with imaginative diagrams and storylines which aid understanding, reinforce memory and also support students with memory, dyslexic or mathematical difficulties.
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Nursing Student Retention

Understanding the Process and Making a Difference

Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134467

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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In the current nursing shortage, student retention is a priority concern for nurse educators, health care institutions, and the patients they serve. This book presents an organizing framework for understanding student retention, identifying at-risk students, and developing both diagnostic-prescriptive strategies to facilitate success and innovations in teaching and educational research. The author's conceptual model for student retention, "Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success," is interwoven throughout, along with essential information for developing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies. An entire chapter is devoted to how to set up a Student Resource Center. Most chapters conclude with "Educator-in-Action" vignettes, which help illustrate practical application of strategies discussed. Nurse educators at all levels will find this an important resource.
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Saunders Student Nurse Planner

A Guide to Success in Nursing School

Author: Susan C. DeWit

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Versatile, flexible, and compact, the Saunders Student Nurse Planner, Version 3 is an unrivaled, quick-reference, organizational tool for busy nursing students. The Planner helps students to manage their time and perform to their fullest potential in the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice. Advice on study skills, entering the clinical area for the first time, stress reduction, and communication is offered, along with a variety of planning calendars and a self-contained, customizable telephone directory. AID TO SUCCESS: Survival Spanish Phrases provides the nurse caring for diverse patient populations with selected phrases commonly used in the clinical setting in nurse-patient communication. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Basic, essential information on medicine administration, diagnostic tests, preparation of the preoperative and postoperative patient, updated staging of pressure ulcers, dosages and calculations, monitoring IV fluids are all available at one's fingertips in a concise, accessible format. Time management strategies help students perform to their fullest potential in the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice. Advice on study skills gives students the edge they need to succeed. Stress reduction techniques work wonders to improve focus and increase efficiency. Planning calendars help to organize and prioritize. Self-contained, customizable telephone directory provides plenty of room for both academic and personal information. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Glasgow Coma Scale gives a quantitative neurological assessment of level of consciousness. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Pain Assessment Tools - pain is the 5th vital sign, as explained in the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Pain Standards. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Body Mass Index formula is the current tool for measuring total body fat and predicting obesity. Unique! AID TO SUCCESS: Table of the characteristics of the most commonly used IV fluids in the section on IV use, placement, and care. Content on State Boards gives students a timely source for key information. Educational Opportunities for Nursing Careers provides a heads-up for students planning their careers. Unique! Space-saving design includes a cleaner, more efficient layout that will keep this handbook compact yet bursting with helpful information. Unique! Lined Day Planner allows for greater flexibility with more room for busy weekend schedules.
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Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology - E-Book

Author: Kevin T. Patton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323227600

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Don’t be overwhelmed by the perils and pitfalls of learning A&P! Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition provides a quick and easy overview of tips, strategies, and key A&P content to make studying more productive, more fun, and less time-consuming. A perfect on-the-go reference, this handy guide is packed with colorful cartoons, A&P visuals, illustrated tables, and keen insights to help you prepare for even the most dangerous labs and exams. Joining this excellent adventure are two new survival skills chapters plus strategies for using digital resources effectively. Written by renowned author and educator Kevin Patton, this book makes it easier to survive and conquer A&P! Plan a Learning Strategy section helps you study more effectively by showing how to tailor your learning activities to suit your learning style. Part 2: Maps, Charts, and Shortcuts breaks the subject of A&P into six sections, so you can quickly find the information you need in an easy-to-read and understand format. Mnemonic devices and memorable analogies help you remember A&P concepts with ease. Specific test-taking strategies help you prepare for and pass exams. Instructions on how to read your A&P textbook lead to greater comprehension. Dozens of tables make it easy to access the A&P facts you need to remember on the skeletal system, muscles, nerves, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, and more. NEW! Know the Language chapter focuses on strategies for mastering medical terminology. UPDATED information includes more on digital-based learning strategies, more examples, and additional study tips to develop skills in mastering pronunciation, dealing with test anxiety, using flashcards, and more. New analogies and tips help you make deeper connections between challenging A&P concepts and the real world, including What’s a Gradient?, Bone Names Have Meaning, Mnemonics to Help You Learn Bone Structures, and more. NEW! What to Do If You Get Lost chapter offers advice on getting back on track from Kevin Patton, whose enthusiasm, humor, and special insights have guided many students through the A&P wilderness. New cartoons and illustrated tables simplify facts and concepts relating to topics such as tissues, joint movements, regions of the brain, and more. New appendices on common abbreviations and word parts make it easy to look up prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and more.
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