Nursing: Transition To Professional Practice by Rob BurtonNursing: Transition To Professional Practice by Rob Burton

Nursing: Transition To Professional Practice

EditorRob Burton, Graham Ormrod

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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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 practise the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. Consequently, they need a textbook which goes further than simplyoutlining the theory of leadership and management and teamwork and gives more than just 'tips' for being in charge. Nursing: The transition to professional practice has been developed as a one-stop-shop for the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse. Taking a logical approach, the authors introduce the role of the qualified nurse before explaining what it means to be in charge,how to deliver good care, how to make legal and ethical decisions, and the best ways to work with and teach other staff. Theory is applied to clinical work so readers can easily see the rationale behind daily decisions. Useful for the entire final year, the content is mapped against the transitionalmodule and extremely useful for final year placements as well as providing tips on getting a job and continuing professional development. Written in an easy to read, student friendly manner the authors have brought together trustworthy and reliable advice in a way that is easy to dip into any time you need it - from writing an assignment, devising a nursing plan, documenting your placement learning outcomes, or finding advice on jobapplications. This book has been truly designed to help student nurses become registered staff and to prepare for practice. Online material * Interactive cases on common scenarios and problems that the Newly Qualified Nurse needs to manage .* Job hunting section with practical exercises and sections on writing CV's, interview practice questions etc to print off.
Rob Burton is a learning disability nurse, with a speciality in challenging behaviour. After working as a Nurse Tutor at the West Yorkshire College of Health Studies, he became a Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. He is the course leader for MSc Health Professional Education, and ...
Title:Nursing: Transition To Professional PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019956843X

ISBN - 13:9780199568437


Table of Contents

1. Becoming a qualified nurse2. Being in Charge3. Being a good nurse4. Making ethical decisions5. Making legal decisions6. Working with others7. Teaching junior staff8. Getting the job9. Continuing professional development10. Putting it all together

Editorial Reviews

"This book stands out from the rest as an academic but equally accessible textbook which also directly relates to what final year nursing students are experiencing and how they are feeling at the point of transition. With excellent realism in the scenarios and something for every branch ofnursing, it's a shame it wasn't published before I qualified!" --Sarah Bowyer, newly qualified nurse, Birmingham City University