This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you across all aspects of student life.
New to This Edition
Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care.
Expanded section on nursing models
More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills.
More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice
Expanded appendices on children's nursing and mental health branches.
Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements
This book will help students to:
Cope with stress
Make the most of clinical placements
Reflect on practice
Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies
Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon
Deal with legal and ethical issues.
By Bethann Siviter, BSc(Hons), RN, DN Cert, Dip HE, Nurse Consultant, South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Moseley Hall Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Past Chair of the Association of Nursing Students and former student member of RCN Council, District Nurse Team Leader
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