The Road To Nursing

Author: Nick Arnott
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108435289
Size: 17,21 MB
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Commencing a nursing qualification can be an exciting and daunting prospect. The Road to Nursing empowers nursing students to become effective practitioners by providing an in-depth foundational knowledge of the key concepts and skills that will underpin their entire nursing journey. Written by an expert team of academics and practising nurses, this text emphasises the importance of meaning-making, supporting students to critically engage with key knowledge that informs their ongoing learning, development and professional identity. Each chapter supports learning through pedagogical features including case studies, nursing perspectives, reflections, key terms, review questions and research topics. The additional activities accessed through the VitalSource eBook reaffirm comprehension and encourage critical thinking. The Road to Nursing is written in an accessible narrative style, providing a friendly guiding voice that will support students from the classroom into practice.

The Road To Positive Work Cultures

Author: Carol J. Huston
Editor: Sigma
ISBN: 1948057417
Size: 20,98 MB
Format: PDF
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Nursing has been consistently lauded as the most trusted profession, but it has a dirty secret: As colleagues and employees, nurses often do not receive the same care and kindness they give to patients. In fact, many nursing cultures are at best unsupportive and at worst toxic. How do we change that? Positive work cultures don’t happen by accident: Leaders must actively create and sustain them. In The Road to Positive Work Cultures, award-winning author and international nurse leader Carol Huston delineates strategies for shaping healthy work environments. What is a positive work culture, why is it needed, and how can leaders establish a climate of mutual respect? Huston explores these topics through the lens of her personal experiences and offers insights from thought leaders in workplace culture. This guide helps nurse leaders learn to maintain appropriate boundaries, build effective teams, avoid micromanaging, and reduce workplace stress.

Mosby S Tour Guide To Nursing School E Book

Author: Melodie Chenevert
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323067395
Size: 16,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.

Philosophy Of Science For Nursing Practice

Author: Michael D. Dahnke, PhD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105554
Size: 10,61 MB
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "A challenge ahead for nursing is to take the path of most resistance rather than the easier road of least resistance. The debate needs to continue...[by focusing on] whether nursing is teaching an appropriate level of inquiry including philosophy and methodologies specific to those real-world, rapidly changing conditions that characterize today's practice environment." From the Foreword by Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP University of Arizona College of Nursing "I have taught a philosophy of science course intermittently for about 20 years. Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice is not only the most succinct, insightful, well-organized presentation of information I've yet seen, but drives thinking to where it ought to be." Laura Cox Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Dean and Professor Kent State University College of Nursing "This appears to be the first book that focuses on the philosophy of science and its application to practice doctorates. The authors assume readers may not have a formal background in the philosophy of science, and write in a conversational tone with a minimum of difficult terminology. They discuss the current state of DNP education in a way that can foster discourse and debate." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody’s Medical Reviews Tailored for both DNP and PhD doctoral nursing programs, this text is the first to focus on philosophy of science applications to the discipline of nursing. The authors, a philosopher and a nurse-scholar who co-teach the course upon which this volume is based, address a growing need for increased philosophy of science content in evolving DNP programs, as well as practice-oriented research considerations for this discipline. The volume presents a creative use of the social, political, and historical content in which nursing has evolved. As a whole, this extremely important text reassures the student of the fluid and palpable connections between philosophy of science and nursing science and practice. Key Features: Explores the concept of nursing as a practice profession and assesses how much philosophy of science is needed for doctoral nursing students. Examines the practical application of the philosophy of science to both DNP and PhD students. Addresses the basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science and their practical application for contemporary practice inquiry. Provides an overview of the century-long path to the development of nursing science that is an essential "bridge" to the philosophy of science content and serves as a "next step" towards building a nursing epistemology Reinforces important connections between the philosophy of science to nursing science and nursing practice.

Transformative Learning In Nursing

Author: Arlene H. Morris, EdD, RN, CNE
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108695
Size: 19,25 MB
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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Mosby S Tour Guide To Nursing School

Author: Melodie Chenevert
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 17,72 MB
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This highly praised, popular "tour guide" provides students with a realistic, yet humorous description of the "journey" through nursing school. Easy-to-read and practical, it offers useful advice and guidance for coping with and making the most of the nursing school experience. Helpful suggestions and strategies are provided for time management, improving study habits, surviving clinical rotations, and balancing school, work, and family obligations. Provides a light-hearted and practical approach to getting through nursing school. Uses an easy-to-follow "road trip" theme throughout. Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association. Offers down-to-earth advice and suggestions for improving time management and test taking skills, forming support and/or study groups, and improving oral and written reports. Describes effective strategies for dealing with stressful situations such as failure, procrastination, and depression. Addresses challenges like balancing school, work, and family obligations. Includes appendixes that provide useful information on resources for NCLEX review, questions and answers on the computerized NCLEX-RN exam, sources of scholarships and loans, and U.S. and Canadian nursing organizations. Includes new chapters on the effective use of the Internet and online sources for research and study, and on the career opportunities and possibilities in nursing. Provides updated statistics on college tuition, employment rates, and salaries. Presents information on the risk of depression and chemical use/dependency, as well as ways students can obtain help. Includes content on how both women and men can survive in nursing school.

Mentoring In Nursing

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826153869
Size: 18,99 MB
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2007 AJN Book of the Year Winner! Designated a Doody's Core Title! Mentoring in Nursing will help inspire a more cohesive, flexible, and empowered nursing force, whether in academia, the hospital unit, or health care facility. Featuring: Definitions and components of the mentoring process Models and strategies: classic, multiple, and peer mentoring; precepting, coaching, or shadowing models Mentor and mentee perspectives Best practices in nurse mentoring, including multicultural competency Mentoring evaluation tools "It is incumbent then on all of us in the helping professions to be cognizant of the need for continued support and guidance of the elders, but the elders must also listen and learn from the young, and the young must help each other if the profession's covenant with the public is to be kept."--From the Foreword by Grayce Sills, PhD, RN

Professional Nursing

Author: Beth Perry Black
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455702706
Size: 10,40 MB
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Rev. ed. of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.

Pocket Nursing Skills

Author: Judith M. Wilkinson
Editor: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803625402
Size: 12,71 MB
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70 fundamental nursing skills and procedures right at your fingertips. This handy guide will become an invaluable companion on the road to becoming a successful nurse. Youll have quick access to the critical aspects of the most frequently used procedures.

The Road To Leadership

Author: Carol J. Huston
Editor: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1945157607
Size: 15,55 MB
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The Road to Leadership presents nine valuable leadership lessons from award-winning author and international nurse leader Carol Huston. This small, full-color book packs big wisdom from a leader who learned her lessons the hard way—and now leads others to their own paths as confident, successful leaders. From finding a mentor to learning the art of communication, this engaging book will help you break free of professional limits and define your own effective leadership skills.