Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree

the studySMART guide to learning at university

Author: Victoria Boyd,Stephanie McKendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902661

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 1703

More and more people are considering a career in nursing or healthcare, but the thought of undertaking an academic degree at university can be intimidating. Whether you are moving straight from school or college or have been away from education for some time, Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree is essential preparation for anyone considering becoming or about to become a nursing student. It looks at all aspects of university work in a straightforward way and provides advice, examples and activities designed to help you get the most out of classes, research and assessments, from your first lecture right through to sitting exams and learning on placement. Designed with nursing students in mind, this small but perfectly formed guide is tailored to help you develop the skills you will need not only for your course but for your career and lifelong learning as a registered healthcare practitioner.
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Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - E-Book

From Student to Leader

Author: Signe S. Hill,Helen Stephens Howlett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293344

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 2058

Part of the LPN Threads series, Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing: From Student to Leader, 7th Edition helps you develop the practical knowledge and problem-solving skills you need for a successful career as an LPN/LVN. This edition features up-to-date content that is logically organized with concepts that build on each other as you progress through the material. 1-2-3-approach walks you through the steps of what you need to do and how to do it. A separate chapter on critical thinking and plentiful critical thinking exercises encourage you to apply your knowledge to solve problems in both academic and personal situations. Coverage of Medicare helps you understand the costs of managed care, especially in long-term settings for older adults, and how it affects LPN/LVN practice and patients. Keep In Mind boxes prompt you to consider the underlying theme as you read the chapter. New Research and Evidence Based Practice chapter addresses topics commonly encountered in LPN/LVN practice. New technology content helps you understand the role of simulation in nursing education and the proper etiquette for using electronic devices. Content reflects the concepts contained in the most current NCLEX-PN test plan. Professional Pointers throughout the text offer valuable advice on expectations in the professional arena during and after nursing school. Revised chapter on Health Care Systems reflects the implementation of dramatic changes. Updated nutrition and dietary information includes new MyPlate information. The latest protocols from the NAPNES, including student confidentiality, keeps you updated on your national association's practice standards. Revised, updated, and expanded culture content allows you to provide culturally sensitive care.
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Choosing Nursing

From application to offer and beyond

Author: Cathy Poole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136289372

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 1800

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.
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Get Ready for A&P for Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Lori K. Garrett,Ailsa Clarke,Pearl Shihab

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273713609

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 262

View: 4549

Welcome to Get Ready for A&P for Nurses! This clear, helpful and interactive workbook will help you to prepare for your A&P course. Throughout the book, examples from practice really bring the subject to life. The book includes guided explanations and interactive exercises that will help you brush up on your maths and study skills, and get up to speed with anatomical terminology, the basics of the human body, chemistry and cell biology.
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Advancing Your Nursing Degree

The Experienced Nurse’s Guide to Returning to School

Author: Debra A. Wolff, DNS, PCNP, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826132871

Category: Medical

Page: 338

View: 5266

Focuses on careful preparation as the key to academic success Brimming with practical ideas and useful resources, this book aims to prepare nurses at all levels to advance and attain their educational goals. Each chapter details how to prepare and stay motivated for the journey ahead, including how to stop contemplating the decision and move forward. The book addresses common barriers and fears about a return to school, such as how to handle multiple responsibilities, refresh writing skills, finance a college education, and deal with the fear of technology or being too old. Through real life examples from nurses who have faced the challenges of re-entering college, Advancing Your Nursing Degree: The Experienced Nurse’s Guide to Returning to School, details the process of selecting a program, completing an application, and orienting to college life. In a friendly and personal voice, this book describes the current academic environment and the expectations facing students today. Included are checklists on what to look for when deciding on a school and program, how to identify gaps in computer skills, and what resources may help promote ultimate success. Each chapter builds on the previous one and contains resources and examples on preparing mentally for the rigors of school, getting family and other support systems onboard, balancing job responsibilities and schedules, sharpening academic and computer skills, setting up a study area that is conducive to success, and celebrating achievements along the way. The book also details ideas on how to finance a college education, including particular resources available to nurses. While written for nurses at all educational levels, each chapter includes specific information for graduate nurses. Key Features: Written by a nurse for nurses at all levels of education and experience Focuses on thoughtful preparation, an often overlooked strategy for success when re-entering the academic environment Addresses the fears frequently expressed by nurses when returning to school Provides practical ideas and real life examples from nursing students and faculty Includes a checklist of items to consider when exploring program choices Presents strategies and resources to fund nursing education
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Advancing Your Nursing Degree

The Experienced Nurses Guide to Returning to School

Author: Debra A Wolff, DNS, Pcnp, RN

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826132864

Category:

Page: 275

View: 9644

"Focuses on careful preparation as the key to academic success" Brimming with practical ideas and useful resources, this book aims to prepare nurses at all levels to advance and attain their educational goals. Each chapter details how to prepare and stay motivated for the journey ahead, including how to stop contemplating the decision and move forward. The book addresses common barriers and fears about a return to school, such as how to handle multiple responsibilities, refresh writing skills, finance a college education, and deal with the fear of technology or being too old. Through real life examples from nurses who have faced the challenges of re-entering college, Advancing Your Nursing Degree: The Experienced Nurse s Guide to Returning to School, details the process of selecting a program, completing an application, and orienting to college life. In a friendly and personal voice, this book describes the current academic environment and the expectations facing students today. Included are checklists on what to look for when deciding on a school and program, how to identify gaps in computer skills, and what resources may help promote ultimate success. Each chapter builds on the previous one and contains resources and examples on preparing mentally for the rigors of school, getting family and other support systems onboard, balancing job responsibilities and schedules, sharpening academic and computer skills, setting up a study area that is conducive to success, and celebrating achievements along the way. The book also details ideas on how to finance a college education, including particular resources available to nurses. While written for nurses at all educational levels, each chapter includes specific information for graduate nurses. Key Features: Written by a nurse for nurses at all levels of education and experience Focuses on thoughtful preparation, an often overlooked strategy for success when re-entering the academic environmentAddresses the fears frequently expressed by nurses when returning to schoolProvides practical ideas and real life examples from nursing students and facultyIncludes a checklist of items to consider when exploring program choicesPresents strategies and resources to fund nursing education "
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Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

Author: Carol A. Miller

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781771757

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 4643

Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions. The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, new chapters, and clinical tools such as assessment tools recommended by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.
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Get into Nursing & Midwifery

Author: Sarah Snow

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273746278

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 2812

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.
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Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293573

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 5494

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Concepts & Practice

Author: Susan C. deWit,Candice K. Kumagai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293212

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

View: 6208

The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
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Basic Pharmacology for Nurses - E-Book

Author: Michelle Willihnganz,Bruce D. Clayton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293093

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 7615

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses is a modern classic. Known for its impeccably accurate drug content and practical applications of the nursing process, this trusted text consistently emphasizes health promotion through monitoring and patient education. Introductory units ground your knowledge in the basic principles of pharmacology and medication administration, while subsequent body-system units prepare you to apply the nursing process to every major disorder. UNIQUE! Two-tiered application of the nursing process provides the general principles of care, along with specific nursing implications for each drug class or individual drug. Meticulously accurate and updated drug content keeps the book in step with the latest FDA approvals, withdrawals, and changes in therapeutic uses. UNIQUE! Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome sets the stage for an understanding of the progression of cardiovascular disease and the pharmacologic treatment of that progression. UNIQUE! Patient Teaching boxes equip you for health teaching related to medications. LPN Threads design presents information in an easy to understand and visually engaging manner. NEW! Increased emphasis on medication safety prepares you for a clinical environment that is more focused than ever on reducing drug errors. NEW! Updated and added coverage keeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.
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Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

View: 4819

Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’
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A Man's Guide to a Nursing Career

Author: Chad O'Lynn, RN, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106862

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 1542

Named a 2013 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Winner of the Dr. Gene Tranbarger Writing Award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing "Though O'Lynn emphasizes a male perspective on becoming a nurse, this book should be required reading for anyone thinking about entering the nursing profession....The section on nursing education from the perspective of both students and instructors is worth the price of the book....Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “I love this book. It has inspired and motivated me to continue to do something for men in nursing at the college where I teach as well as for men in our delivery rooms and postpartum units. We need to move beyond women and children and include men as fathers to truly promote wellness for families.” --Janet Ierardi, MSN, RNC, CNE Assistant Professor Family Focused Nursing Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from the earliest consideration of a nursing career through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. Written by the author of Men in Nursing: History, Challenges and Opportunities, it was created at the request of numerous colleagues for a book that addressed the practical needs and concerns of men throughout their nursing career journey. The text presents the numerous career paths available in nursing along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses who are adept at information management and high tech-skills. The history of nursing is discussed through biographies of nine remarkable male nurses, offering much needed historical role models. The guide discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of anti-male sentiment that is sometimes present. It takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and also addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book discusses the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. Also covered are professional development and leadership concerns in light of criticism from some women that men advance for self-serving reasons or “on the backs” of women colleagues. Key Features: Discusses how to navigate the rigors of nursing school along with strategies for success Explains how cope with anti-male sentiment Describes how to create an application that stands out from the pack Helps male students to boost caring skills and touch patients in ways that reflect professionalism, empathy, and skill Includes helpful advice for landing a first job
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Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: Susan R. James,Kristine Nelson,Jean Ashwill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329345X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 2519

Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.
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Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

Author: Lisette K. Bunting-Perry, MScN, RN,Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, CRNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103451

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3633

"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)Ö.This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely useful for interdisciplinary teams caring for these patients." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's The incidence of Parkinson's is growing as the number of older adults making up the general population increases. The demand for nurses who specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders is also increasing and it is crucial that they have a comprehensive manual for patient care. Lisette Bunting-Perry and Gwyn Vernon have years of experience working with Parkinson's patients and have put together a team of internationally renowned clinicians who provide a truly comprehensive review of the information you need for the care of patients with this complex clinical profile. Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease covers what is presently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care, including management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, nonmotor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches. This is an indispensable bedside companion in caring for those with Parkinson's as well as a much needed catalyst for the evaluation of future patient needs and the further development of comprehensive models of care.
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What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older

An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System

Author: Mark Lachs, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543574

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 8707

Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.
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Getting ready for a great retirement

a planning guide

Author: Barbara Deane

Publisher: Navpress Pub Group

ISBN: 9780891096627

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 249

View: 5064

Going beyond financial planning, health, and relocation issues, this book addresses the importance of attitudes, values, spirituality, and relationships--the things that make the "golden years" golden. Whether you are about to retire, or are decades away, this guide will help you plan for maximum fulfillment.
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Getting Ready for National Health Insurance

Unnecessary Surgery : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session ....

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health insurance

Page: 307

View: 8081

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