Becoming a nurse is a life-changing process and making the decision to study nursing at university is the first step. This short guide will help you decide whether it is the right move for you, give you an idea of which field of nursing might suit you best and provide useful tips for making a successful application. Outlining the academic and clinical support that students can expect during their study, the stresses that they may face, how placements work and the role of the NMC for student nurses, this book includes a wide range of testimonials from nursing students as well as practising nurses. Most importantly, it shows what is unique about each of the different fields, which include children’s nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, learning disability and defence nursing. It also looks at what all of these areas have in common – what makes nursing nursing and what makes nursing special. With a final section looking to the future, with tips for getting your first job and highlighting nursing opportunities around the globe, this is the must-have, no-nonsense career advice book for all those considering nursing as a career option or waiting to start their nursing course or indeed for those nurses who are wishing to return to the nursing profession.
From application to offer and beyond
Author: Cathy Poole
For anyone considering a career in nursing, this book is a must-read resource providing a unique look at the nursing profession. Personal accounts from men and women at all stages and in all specialties of nursing provide practical advice and realistic, often humorous perspectives on what it's really like to be a nurse. Simple, proven, common-sense tips, tactics and survival strategies cover every stage, from deciding to be a nurse, to choosing and being admitted to nursing school, succeeding academically, getting the first job, and thriving in a nursing career. Anecdotes and interviews with practicing nurses highlight the human side of nursing. The direct, conversational, and humorous writing style makes it easy to read. Dispels the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the nursing profession. Includes the most recent data and statistics regarding the nursing shortage, job trends, health care systems, policy development and more. Explores the many aspects of college life. Advice helps you establish and achieve personal goals for success. Appendices direct you to print and online resources for educational information, ways to pay for college, and nursing-related organizations.
Is it Right for Me?
Author: Janet R. Katz
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
When Seth B. Goldsmith published the first edition of Choosing a Nursing Home in 1990, he was unprepared for the book's success. Over the years his informed, no-nonsense advice has helped thousands of consumers evaluate their loved ones' long-term care options. Choosing a Nursing Home, 2nd Edition offers the same expert advice updated for today's nursing-home and long-term-care environments. Goldsmith guides the reader through the many types of long-term care options now available, including continuing-care communities, PACE programs, and "aging in place." You'll discover how to evaluate nursing homes and interview staff, as well as the various fees, costs, and payment options associated with long-term care facilities. As with any purchase, choosing a long-term care facility or program requires you to be a careful and observant consumer. Goldsmith's extensive experience in the long-term care sector makes him uniquely qualified to advise on the potential pitfalls associated with such choices including how to avoid making mistakes and find the best possible care for your loved ones. Take full advantage of his knowledge: this is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.
An Insider's Analysis Fully Updated and Revised
Author: Seth Goldsmith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Get into the nursing school of your choice and succeed once you get there! If getting into the right nursing school-and making your mark-is your goal, following the strategies in The Ultimate Guide to Getting into Nursing School will definitely put you ahead of the pack. This fun, information-packed guide covers all the essentials of the nursing school experience, from picking the right school to what to expect and how to rise to the head of the class once you are accepted into a program. Features: Insider advice and anecdotes from professors, nurses, and students who tell you what it's really like to go through the application process and succeed in nursing school Sure-fire steps for turning a nursing application into a winning application Self-assessment chapter that helps you determine whether nursing is right for you A detailed overview of the application process Everything you need to know to do well in school, including exam preparation, papers, and presentations, and the basic clinical information with which you'll need to be familiar Advice from students, nurses, and professors on how to smoothly adjust to the culture and expectations of being a nurse Chapter on post-nursing-school options, including acquiring an advanced degree, obtaining certification, and becoming a manager
Author: Genevieve Chandler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Designed for the management and development of professional nurses, this text provides management concepts and theories, giving professional administrators theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to maintain morale, motivation, and productivity. Organized around the four management functions of Planning, Organizing, Leadership, and Evaluation, it includes new chapters on total quality management, the theory of human resource development, and collective bargaining. Additionally, content has been added to include recommendations from the work of the Institute of Medicine and the Magnet Appraisal process.
Author: Linda A. Roussel,Russell C. Swansburg,Richard J. Swansburg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
The “Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home” is designed to help you make informed decisions about nursing home care, whether you're planning ahead or need to make an unexpected decision. It's helpful to plan ahead, consider all your long-term care options, and make good financial plans early. You may have other long-term care options, like community services, home care, or assisted living, depending on your needs and resources. It's also possible you may be eligible for home and community-based services covered by Medicaid. Before choosing a nursing home, you can check to see if one of these other options is available to you or if they might help after a nursing home stay. Not all nursing homes are certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid. Helping another person choose a nursing home or make other long-term care choices can be difficult. Your support is important and can help your loved one adjust to getting new services or living in a new place like a nursing home. Be sure to include the person you're helping in decisions whenever possible. Always make decisions with his or her needs and preferences in mind. Medicare generally doesn't cover long-term stays (room and board) in a nursing home. Also available in Spanish.
Author: U. S. Department Human Services,Department of Health and Human Services,Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Are you and your family faced with the decision of placing your loved one in a nursing home? The choice may be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. In Choosing a Good Nursing Home, Sherri L. Mitchell offers valuable insight in understanding the questions to ask to properly explore which nursing home can best meet the needs of your loved one. Choosing a Good Nursing Home enables you to see the facility from a different vantage point. It moves beyond the surface appearance of the home and looks at the areas that will aid you in making a knowledgeable decision. The book covers topics from what to look for in the initial tour of the facility, to knowing what questions to ask if your loved one has dementia, is in need of therapy, has weight loss problems or has pressure ulcers (bedsores). Choosing a Good Nursing Home allows you to make a more informed decision as to where to place your loved one, whether the stay will be for short-term rehabilitation or permanent placement. Sherri L. Mitchell began her career in nursing home administration after her grandmother received poor care in a nursing home. She subsequently became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (L.N.H.A.) in the state of Illinois. She couples her previous experience as a granddaughter (of a nursing home resident) with her experience as an administrator to give you the needed perspective to assist you in selecting a good nursing home. Mitchell resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband of eleven years. Visit her website at choosingagoodnursinghome.com
Author: Sherri L. Mitchell
Publisher: Xulon Press
This edition of the highly acclaimed Management and Leadership for Nurse Managers offers theoretical and practical perspectives on the major management functions as they are practiced in today's organizations. The author introduces current and future nurse managers to the challenges of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The most recent research on management theory is incorporated throughout the book in the context of its practical application. New coverage includes total quality management, pay-for-performance, the rising temporary workforce, and downsizing.
Author: Russell C. Swansburg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nursing Research. The editors have built Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nursing Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Nursing Research, Training, and Practice: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Introduces careers in the field of midwifery, and offers information on the training and work of nurse-midwives.
Author: Jennifer Fields
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Examines the ways in which the buying habits of baby boomers differ from the habits of their parents, and how marketers can use the various insights to be gained from this knowledge to market a broad variety of goods and services.
Buying Habits of Baby Boomers and Their Parents
Author: George P. Moschis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters
Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring (Caritas) is now used in approximately 300 health care institutions in the United States and other institutions worldwide. This is the first international compendium of Caritas research, presenting the findings of 41 studies from 7 countries. The book examines similarities and differences in the ways in which each country applies Watson's Theory and documents the outcomes of these interventions. It addresses relationships between nurses and patients, nurses and their colleagues, self-care, and how Caritas is used to resolve outcome issues system-wide. The book discusses at length eight different Caring Factor surveys, primary research tools for those using the Caritas process, which identify constructs that either support or impede caring in multiple settings. The first section focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of Caritas and presents seven adaptations of the Caring Factor Survey. Section II addresses measurements and methods for facilitating a caring relationship between nurse and patient. Measurements and interventions to facilitate Caritas in a variety of settings is the focus of Section III, and the final sections address the international measurement and international comparisons of Caritas. The volume will be an important resource for nurse leaders, educators, administrators in academia including unit managers, and for hospitals with or seeking Magnet status. The book serves as a complement to Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Care and Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing. A co-publication with the Watson Caring Institute, this volume: Presents cutting-edge tools derived from the Caring Factor Survey for measuring caring in multiple contexts Discusses similarities and differences in caring contexts across nations Documents outcomes of Caritas in varied settings in the United States and internationally Addresses nurse-patient and nurse-colleague relationships, self-care, and resolution of system-wide outcome issues
International Research on Caritas as Healing
Author: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.
Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The dynamics of the workplace for nurses are examined in this volume from the perspective of four health care industries. Focusing on acute care hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and hospices, the contributors explore crucial issues for nursing and for health care systems. They present an extensive literature review on the causes and impacts of the US nursing shortage, introduce projections for the need for nurses and scrutinize recent policies. Results from a survey of hospitals, nursing homes, community-based employment and temporary staff agencies are discussed and integrated with interpretations of market forces.
Author: Marie E. Cowart,William J. Serow
Publisher: SAGE Publications
A nursing diagnosis is defined as a clinical judgment about individual, family or community responses to actual or potential health problems or life processes which provide the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability (NANDA-I, 2009). Accurate and valid nursing diagnoses guide the selection of interventions that are likely to produce the desired treatment effects and determine nurse-sensitive outcomes. Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit. Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence. Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as risk for, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc. The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development. The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research . A companion website hosts related resources. Key features 2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic concepts Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis New chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses in clinical practice, education, administration and electronic health record 16 new diagnoses 11 revised diagnoses Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians Companion website available, including a video on assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis
Definitions and Classification
Author: NANDA International
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Leading the Way is a collection of personal essays written by twenty-one young, hopeful American women who describe their work, activism, leadership, and efforts to change the world. It responds to critical portrayals of this generation of "twenty-somethings" as being disengaged and apathetic about politics, social problems, and civic causes. Bringing together graduates of a women's leadership certificate program at Rutgers University's Institute for Women's Leadership, these essays provide a contrasting picture to assumptions about the current death of feminism, the rise of selfishness and individualism, and the disaffected Millennium Generation. Reflecting on a critical juncture in their livesùthe years during college and the beginning of careers or graduate studiesùthe contributors' voices demonstrate the ways that diverse, young, educated women in the United States are embodying and formulating new models of leadership, at the same time as they are finding their own professional paths, ways of being, and places in the world. They reflect on controversial issues such as gay marriage, gender, racial profiling, war, immigration, poverty, urban education, and health care reform in a post-9/11 era. Leading the Way introduces readers to young women who are being prepared and empowered to assume leadership roles with men in all public arenas, and to accept equal responsibility for making positive social change in the twenty-first century.
Young Women's Activism for Social Change
Author: Mary K. Trigg
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Designated a Doody's Core Title! Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including: Patient safety indicators Medication errors Falls and injury prevention Hospital-acquired infections Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals Medications in the perioperative environment Home visit programs for the elderly Nursing homes Informatics issues Organizational, climate, and culture factors From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.
Focus on Patient Safety
Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company