Covering every part of the application process, from choosing a nursing or midwifery course and deciding if it's the course for you, to interview techniques and work experience advice, 'Getting into Nursing and Midwifery Courses' has all of the essential information would-be students need to secure a place on the course of their choice.
Author: Caroline Barker,Wendy Reed
This book is a helpful companion for those hoping to become nurses or midwives. Applications to nursing and midwifery courses are on the rise, and with limited university places available, competition is high. This accessible guide, packed with up to date and practical information, will guide you through all stages of the admissions process and maximise your likelihood of success.
A Guide to Application and Career Success
Author: Sarah Snow
This is a new edition of this title which is aimed at people entering work for the first time and those looking for a change of direction who aren't sure what they're qualified for. Choosing what to do is an important part of the process. This book will encourage readers to explore a range of options.
Author: Margaret McAlpine
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
Category: High school graduates
This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.
Author: Karen Elcock
Publisher: Learning Matters
This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills you will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision making. It shows why these important skills are essential for you both to succeed at university and when you are a registered midwife. Key features - An accessible student-friendly guide specifically written for midwifery students - Three midwifery students are followed throughout the book to show real issues that you may face during your studies - Activities throughout help you test and develop your own learning skills - Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC and QAA standards, so that you can see what you are expected to know in order to pass your programme. Series Editor The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.
Author: Siobhan Scanlan,Hilary Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
"How to Prepare for Nursing School" is a book that covers all of the important aspects of preparing for nursing school. In this book, you'll learn about the different types of nursing programs, how to select a good nursing school, how to finance your nursing education, and much more. Nursing students often enter nursing school not knowing what to expect, and sometimes find themselves struggling during the admissions process. Some students even become discouraged to the point of questioning whether they should quit, or pursue a different degree. This guide was written to give students tips insight into how to approach nursing school. The author, S.L. Page, BSN, RN, currently works as a cardiac nurse and graduated from nursing school with honors. She later went on to start a popular nursing website, where she's helped thousands of people learn more about nursing. In this book, Sarah guides the reader through what to expect when applying to nursing school. She warns students of what they can expect to face, and she shares all the tips, tricks, and resources she used along the way. Whether you're a high school student who is considering attending nursing school, or a returning adult looking to get a first (or second) degree in nursing, this book will tell you how to prepare. This book is a part of the comprehensive book written by S.L. Page titled, "How to Pass Nursing School." Here's just a sample of some of the topics covered: How to prepare for nursing school in high school Tips for international students and returning adults Different types of nurses and degrees (LPN, RN, etc.) Sample curriculum and classes Paying for nursing school (scholarships, financial aid, etc.) When to apply to nursing school FAQ about nursing school and more Who will benefit most from this eBook? "How to Prepare for Nursing School" will best benefit the following readers: Adults or international student interested in returning to nursing school, or becoming a nurse in the U.S.(this guide will tell you what to expect) High school students planning to enter nursing school (you'll learn what to expect and how to prepare) Anyone interested in the field of nursing
Author: S.L. Page
Author: Joanne McCloskey-Dochterman,Gloria M. Bulecheck
This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at dgree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study.
Author: Scullion, Philip,Guest, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
Category: Maternity nursing
Agnes Light trained as a nurse in the 1960s and went on to become a midwife - helping to bring new lives into the world for over thirty years. After fainting from shock at the first birth she attended as a student, Agnes grew to adore her job and the lifelong friends that worked with her on the maternity ward. In her enchanting memoir, she recalls how she struggled at first with the strict rules of hospital etiquette, and the expectation that she would always know the right thing to do - from dealing with hysterical fathers to miracle multiple births - Agnes quickly learnt she had to keep a cool head whatever the circumstances. This is a heartwarming portrait of a thoughtful and compassionate midwife. Funny, poignant and rich with period detail, Midwife on Call traces Agnes's touching journey from squeamish pupil to assured professional.
Author: Agnes Light
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This handbook offers practical guidance for everyone involved in professional development. Expert advice is provided on relevant aspects of nursing practice such as reflective practice and clinical supervision.
A Guide for Practitioners and Educators
Author: Francis M. Quinn
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber
Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students’ stories. In a riveting work of narrative nonfiction—winner of a Studs and Ida Terkel award—Hold Fast to Dreams follows the lives of ten of Josh’s students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America, where students for whom the stakes of education are highest find unequal access and inadequate support. Among the ten unforgettable students we meet are: Mike, who writes his personal essays from a homeless shelter and is torn between his longing to get away to an idyllic college campus and his fear of leaving his mother and brothers in desperate circumstances; Santiago, a talented, motivated, and undocumented student, battles bureaucracy and low expectations as he seeks a life outside the low-wage world of hard manual labor to which his immigration status threatens to consign him; and Ashley, who pursues her ambition to become a doctor with almost superhuman drive but then forges a path that challenges received wisdom about the value of an elite, liberal arts education. At a time when the idea of "college for all" is alternately embraced and challenged, this important book uncovers, in heartrending detail, the many ways the American education system fails in its promise as a ladder to opportunity. But it also provides hope in its portrayal of the extraordinary intelligence, resilience, and everyday heroics of the young people whose futures are too often lamented or ignored and whose voices, insights, and vision our colleges—and our country—desperately need. Hold Fast to Dreams will grab you on the first page and will stay with you for a long time. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about the right to education in America.
A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty
Author: Beth Zasloff,Joshua Steckel
Publisher: New Press, The
For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.
Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk
Author: Sandy Summers RN, MSN, MPH,Harry Jacobs Summers JD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: The nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world's poor." --Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor Harvard University; Co-Founder, Partners in Health Global health nursing--as a career or as a time-limited experience in personal and professional growth--is a rapidly growing specialty area. This unique book presents firsthand accounts from nurses at all professional levels, who share their life-changing experiences and insights with nurses interested in the global health arena. Written with compassion and humor, their stories emphasize the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing. Contributors describe their motivation for working in global health, along with the rewards and challenges. The authors discuss the importance of approaching global nursing with humility, respect, and appreciation for what they will learn from their colleagues. They describe how global health work has enhanced their ability to provide quality care to diverse populations, which include recent immigrants living in the United States. In addition to these vivid accounts, the book discusses the parameters of global health nursing, how to prepare for this nursing experience, key resources, global nursing research, and nurses as global health consultants. Woven throughout the book are descriptions of how these nurses have encouraged--through teaching and mentoring--the next generation of global health nurses. The book also provides coverage of domestic global health initiatives. Key Features: Presents firsthand accounts of the practical, challenging, and rewarding aspects of global health nursing Describes assumptions challenged and lessons learned Written for nurses at all stages of professional life Discusses varied opportunities in global health nursing, which includes research and consulting Covers domestic global health initiatives Assists faculty to prepare themselves and their students for global health endeavors
Narratives From the Field
Author: Christina A. Harlan, MA, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publisher: Elsevier India
Die Entwicklung der Krankenpflege-Systeme von Urzeiten bis zur Gründung der ersten englischen und amerikanischen Pflegerinnenschulen
Author: Mary Adelaide Nutting,Lavinia Lloyd Dock
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter