Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729583554

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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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.
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Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729538362

Category: Medical

Page: 351

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"Transitions in Nursing is an important book for undergraduate nurses and recent graduates as they move from student nurse to graduate nurse. As with the 1st edition, this book has been written by a breadth of Australian academics and clinical nurse practitioners. Unique in its Australian foundation and application, this book deals with all the professional issues nursing students need to consider as they prepare to move from university to the workplace of the graduate nurse. CONTENTS ."--Provided by publisher.
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Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice

Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956843X

Category: Medical

Page: 327

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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.
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Transitions in Nursing eBook

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729587312

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Transitions in Nursing is a clear and contemporary resource that assists students as they transition to practising, registered nurses. Written by renowned editors, Esther Chang and John Daly, the fifth edition places a strong focus on competencies, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflective practice and professional frameworks, offering fresh insights and suggestions to support senior nursing students and recent graduates when faced with key issues during the transition to practice. Offering a range of strategies and a practical approach, Transitions in Nursing is a valuable resource that challenges and motivates students, educators and administrators throughout key stages of the transition to professional nursing practice. Emphasis on self-care and stress management help you to reflect on the psychosocial aspects of the overall transition experience Increased focus on conflict resolution provides you with clear strategies and skills when dealing with the world of work Stronger insights into primary healthcare help strengthen your understanding within the Australian and New Zealand nursing context Updated research and literature provide contemporary insights into key issues including organisational culture, communication with patients and families, learning to work in teams and professional development strategies An eBook included in all print purchases Additional resources on Evolve eBook on VitalSource Instructor and Student Resources Two additional case studies and reflective questions on each chapter
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Nursing Today

Transition and Trends

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294251

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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Popular with nursing students for its humorous cartoons and easy-to-read style, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 8th Edition 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 also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Study questions and test-taking tips prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management prepare you to succeed in the workplace. Well-known educators JoAnn Zerwekh and Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, and patterns of nursing care delivery. 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 Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs. Coverage of QSEN and patient safety includes Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, National Patient Safety Foundation, and Institute of Medicine competencies related to patient safety, and addresses 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. Coverage of nursing informatics helps you use technology, access information, and evaluate content to provide quality patient care — and includes a discussion of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Coverage of health care reform includes the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the new Patient Bill of Rights as they apply to health care delivery and costs. Student resources on an Evolve companion website include case studies for every chapter, NCLEX-RN® review questions, NCLEX-RN exam-style questions, memory notecards, and resume templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Thorough coverage includes all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you to succeed in a professional nursing career. Critical Thinking boxes offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. NEW Prepare for the NCLEX with updated content in the NCLEX-RN Examination and the New Graduate chapter. NEW! Highlighted QSEN competencies relate to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance. NEW section on community health nursing helps you find employment in this growing area. UPDATED content on externships discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school. UPDATED coverage of the role of Nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models. NEW Relevant Websites and Online Resources boxes at the end of chapters provide links for further research and study. NEW Research for Best Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice.
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The LPN-to-RN Bridge

Author: Allison J. Terry

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449646042

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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This text is the essential resource for students who have already acquired some nursing knowledge from a diploma or a practical nurse program, particularly students pursuing a degree as a registered nurse (RN) who have previously acquired training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). It bridges the gap in students thinking as they move from the tactile-based practical nurse to the professional registered nurse who engages in critical thinking. This is an ideal text for students enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing, Basic Nursing Concepts, or a Role Transition course. Key Features • Offers guidance to develop effective study skills • Includes preparation for licensure examination • Contains evidence-based practice • Covers leadership and management • Includes dosage and solution calculation • Explains the problem-solving and decision-making process as a registered nurse • Offers a robust Companion Website with online activities to improve student learning
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THINK Like a Nurse!

Practical Preparation for Professional Practice

Author: Keith A. Rischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989936903

Category: Nursing

Page: 182

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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!
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Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition

Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN,Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN,Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, EdD, RN,Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN,Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN,Thomas D. Smith, MS, RN, DNP,G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121772

Category: Medical

Page: 580

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A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry
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Nursing Programs - 2010

Advance Your Nursing Career

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768926939

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Profiles more than 3,200 degree programs for traditional students, RNs, advanced-practice nurses, and nurse Ph.D.s, and includes research-facility descriptions, tuition, financial aid programs, and entrance requirements.
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