Succeed in OSCEs and Practical Exams: An Essential Guide for Nurses: An Essential Guide for Nurses

Paperback | October 1, 2010

byClair Merriman, Liz Westcott

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"Here is a book that offers all the skills practitioners need to succeed in your exams and engages you in positive reflection of practice. I would recommend this book to students who aim to master their clinical skills and develop as an advanced practitioner."
Lee Marshall, Student Nurse & Student Social Worker Sheffield Hallam University

"The authors have introduced the often daunting OSCE to student nurses and progressed through each stage so that they should have the awareness of what to expect. The examples given are easy read and beneficial to all students regardless of the branch of nursing they have chosen to take. As well as being a guide for students, this book is also useful for examiners and mentors and the clinical area where the student could be undertaking their OSCE."
Angela Southern, Student Nurse

Need help to prepare and succeed in your OSCE or Practical Exam?

OSCEs or practical examinations are intended to challenge you both personally and professionally, whilst testing your competence with the key clinical skills that nurses need to demonstrate to be effective in practice.

This book is designed to be the ultimate companion to help you fly through OSCEs with ease. It covers:

  • What OSCEs involve and how to prepare for them
  • The most common types of OSCE scenarios
  • What examiners are looking for in OSCEs
  • How to develop your own clinical simulation learning style
  • How to learn from your OSCEs
  • How reflection can help give you greater understanding of your clinical simulation practiceThe book includes examples of OSCEs for you to work through, inspiring quotes and plenty of top tips to help you tackle your OSCEs with confidence!

    Succeed in OSCEs and Practical Exams is indispensable reading for nursing students taking all courses that involve OSCEs or practical exams - including diplomas, degrees and short CPD courses.

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"Here is a book that offers all the skills practitioners need to succeed in your exams and engages you in positive reflection of practice. I would recommend this book to students who aim to master their clinical skills and develop as an advanced practitioner."Lee Marshall, Student Nurse & Student Social Worker Sheffield Hallam Universi...

Clair Merriman is the Head of Professional Practice Skills in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Liz Westcott is Director of Pre Qualifying Learning and Development in the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 3.39 × 2.13 × 0.19 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335237347

ISBN - 13:9780335237340

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Table of Contents

Introducing OSCEs and the book

Understanding OSCEs: what you need to know

Preparing for your OSCE: getting the most out of your learning

What to expect from your OSCE

Preparing for your OSCE: Before and on the day

Sample OSCEs: Adult Basic Life Support, Medicines Management and Aseptic Non-touch Technique

After the OSCE has finished

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