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Becoming a Registered Nurse

Becoming a Registered Nurse
Making the transition to practice

August 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
Final year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition into a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses 'real life' scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress, applying for jobs, what to expect from your first role, dealing with change, delegating and managing junior staff, handling risky situations, managing priorities and developing your career.

Key Features
  • Core reading for 'transition to practice' modules, all fields of practice
  • Develops higher-level problem solving skills through interactive scenarios
  • Reflective activities encourage critical thinking and decision making
  • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education

Making the Most of Your Final Year as a Nursing Student
Becoming an Independent Practitioner
Dealing with Change
Working with Staff: Your Role as a Leader
Taking on a Mentorship Role
Risks and Decisions
Nursing the Deteriorating Patient
How To Manage Competing Demands
What if Someone Wants to Make a Complaint?
Developing Your Career: Is There a Perfect Route?

'I suggest a particular highlight of this book is the degree to which it contains so much useful information for new nurses, pitched just about perfectly, in such a short book' -
Nursing Times

This book is a good resource for lecturers and students of nursing alike. As always within this series, the layout, clear but patronising language and the multitude of real life examples help readers to understand complex issues and show ways of applying those beyond the classroom or lecture theatre.

Mr Michael Klingenberg
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
February 10, 2016

A very useful text , used with third years ,as part of PDP activities.

Miss Delyth Owen
Faculty of Health (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
May 29, 2015

Great basic text for pre-registration nurses. Also useful read for those supporting pre-registration nurses in clinical practice.

Mrs Karen Corder
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
September 30, 2014

I found this an easy read which would benefit final year students who are looking at leadership and decision making. Not too expensive to recommend either.

Mrs Elaine Walker
Faculty of health and social care, Open University in Scotland
February 21, 2014

Recommended to the students on their final practice placement.

Abbie Fordham Barnes
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University
December 30, 2013

A must have for the student nurse who is about to qualify

Mr Brian Boag
Nurisng and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland
October 4, 2013

A very useful book for both third year students and newly qualified nurses. As with all of the learning matters texts is full of helpful and appropriate exercises useful for self guided reflection but equally for lecturers in preparing meaningful tutorials.

Ms Deborah Taylor
Nursing, University of West London
September 23, 2013

An excellent resource for the newly qualified nurse. The content will help to consolidate major issues in health care and with the scenarios/illustrations/activities the nurse will find this book very helpful during the transition stage of their new professional career.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
June 18, 2013

This book covers the essential elements to enable student's to make the transition to qualified nurse.

Mrs Karen Griffiths
Nursing (Shrewsbury), Staffordshire University
June 10, 2013

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