Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses


Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857253751
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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Newly qualified nurses can find their first year of practice a daunting experience. This book is specifically written to support new nurses through the demands of their preceptorship year. Each chapter provides friendly and practical support on the main areas of development needed for new nurses to become confident practitioners. The book is also designed for use on formal preceptorship programmes and covers each of the areas for professional development outlined in the Department of Health's new Preceptorship Framework (2010). Packed with activities, case studies and down-to-earth advice, this book provides essential support for the newly registered nurse.

Your First Year As a Nurse, Second Edition

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Author: Donna Cardillo, R.N.
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307591751
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Survive and Thrive as a Nurse in Today's New Health-Services Landscape Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. Get off to the right start in your new profession by learning how to: • Find the job that's perfect for you • Create your own patient-centered style of nursing • Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses • Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout • Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader And NEW! to this revised edition: • Invaluable information about nursing licensure, including an extensive FAQ section • Discussion of professional issues related to standards of care, nursing ethics, and health-care reimbursement • Job-hunting challenges and solutions • Solutions for handling quandaries such as delayed career start, nontraditional practice, and more • Trends and opportunities for the future of nursing • A special section for second-career nurses

Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice


Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019956843X
Category: Medical
Page: 327
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To successfully complete the transition from being a final year pre-reg nursing student to becoming a qualified staff nurse, students need to understand and practice the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. This book outlines the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse.

Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare


Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444331124
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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This is an essential, accessible introduction to research and evidence-based practice aimed at all pre-registration nursing and health care students. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Health Professionals has been updated to include information for a broader health care audience, it engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides them with the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail. Special features: A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice New edition of a successful student textbook Includes a glossary of common research terms, Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout Accompanying website, featuring further case studies, exercises, and links to further reading

Mentoring, Preceptorship and Clinical Supervision

A Guide to Professional Roles in Clinical Practice
Author: Alison Morton Cooper,Anne Palmer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632049677
Category: Medical
Page: 244
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Newly qualified nurses often experience difficulties moving from the role of student to qualified nurse. It has been formally recognized that these nurses require a support network to enable them to make this transition smoothly. Preceptorship is an important part of the UKCC's post-registration education and practice proposals. They recommend a period of 4 months under the guidance of a preceptor to enable newly appointed practitioners to achieve confidence within practice. This new edition covers the essential information required to provide learning and support for newly qualified staff. It provides an excellent introduction that is current, relevant and comprehensive in its coverage. Additions to this new edition include coverage of clinical supervision and its relationship to mentoring and preceptorship. This text describes in detail the three main support roles: clinical supervision, mentoring, and preceptorship. These roles are illustrated throughout by case studies.

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse, Second Edition

An Orientation and Care Guide
Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082614022X
Category: Medical
Page: 250
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“I am thrilled with the second edition of [this] book to guide seasoned preceptors, students, novice nurses, and novice CSTs through orientation in the perioperative setting...Take advantage of this book. Read it, highlight it, and keep it with you always!” -Caroline Kaufmann, RN, CNOR Program Director and Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technology Nassau Community College From the Foreword With essential information needed daily to provide optimal care to every patient, the guide condenses volumes of operating room content into one pocket-sized companion. The second edition of this nursing mentor—for novice perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors—is newly updated to reflect the 2017 AORN guidelines with current, evidence-based clinical practice knowledge in an easy-to-use format. A well-organized text with evidence-based directives on current perioperative standards, this handy resource covers patient safety, the surgical environment, critical thinking, immediate decision-making, and perioperative skills. Complex skills and techniques are broken down into a simple, easy-to-follow bulleted format encompassing all key knowledge areas for perioperative nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear, learning objectives. The guide reinforces requisite knowledge with self-assessment questions, and the Fast Facts feature offers bite-size tips and tricks highlighted for easy access. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated in accordance with 2017 AORN Guidelines Hand hygiene Minimally invasive surgery Patient information management Surgical smoke safety Safe use of energy-generating devices Hypothermia Sterilization and Central Processing regarding Flexible Endoscopic Processing Robotic surgery Moderate sedation for RNs Surgical attire Key Features: Provides must-have OR information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key knowledge on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and much more Published in convenient pocket size for information at a moment’s notice Includes Fast-Facts-in-a-Nutshell feature reinforcing key orientation information Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse


Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118812298
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: How to get the job you want The role and function of the staff nurse Accountability and delegation Working with patients and their families Becoming a manager Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.

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
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
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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.

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell
Author: Susan Stabler-Haas
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826193242
Category: Medical
Page: 186
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Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice


Author: Karen Holland,Debbie Roberts
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191004510
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Decision-making is a key skill for today's nurses. Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an essential guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community. This new title in the Prepare for Practice series details the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make good decisions across a variety of nursing areas: from involving patients in decision making, to using the best evidence in care planning. Case studies, activities, and exercises ensure that theories of decision-making are brought into real-world nursing situations . Evidence-based and with links to core NMC competencies throughout, this textbook will help undergraduate and qualified nurses to make confident decisions and boost their academic, personal, and professional development.

Successful Mentoring in Nursing


Author: Elizabeth Aston,Liz Aston,Paula Hallam
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446298116
Category: Medical
Page: 152
View: 1997

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Supporting students poses a significant challenge for nurse mentors and other healthcare professionals in today's world of practice. Recent concerns over the fitness to practice of nursing students at the point of registration and the move to all-graduate pre-registration programmes require new approaches to practice learning and mentoring the nurse of the future. The book offers clear practical advice on how to acquire and develop mentorship skills to support degree-level nursing students. It has been fully updated to include more detailed advice on what to do when a student is failing, how to approach assessment and provides more examples of mentoring in community placements. This book is a comprehensive and affordable guide suitable for all nurses, midwives and health professionals undertaking a mentorship course to support nursing students.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide


Author: Jackie Hole
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846192757
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.

Research Methods in Education


Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315456516
Category: Education
Page: 916
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This thoroughly updated and extended eighth edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods employed by educational research at all stages. Its five main parts cover: the context of educational research; research design; methodologies for educational research; methods of data collection; and data analysis and reporting. It continues to be the go-to text for students, academics and researchers who are undertaking, understanding and using educational research, and has been translated into several languages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references, and it raises key issues and questions for researchers planning, conducting, reporting and evaluating research. This edition contains new chapters on: Mixed methods research The role of theory in educational research Ethics in Internet research Research questions and hypotheses Internet surveys Virtual worlds, social network software and netography in educational research Using secondary data in educational research Statistical significance, effect size and statistical power Beyond mixed methods: using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to integrate cross-case and within-case analyses. Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and anyone involved in educational and social research. The book is supported by a wealth of online materials, including PowerPoint slides, useful weblinks, practice data sets, downloadable tables and figures from the book, and a virtual, interactive, self-paced training programme in research methods. These resources can be found at: www.routledge.com/cw/cohen.

Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare


Author: Neil Gopee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209504
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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This practical and accessible book examines the knowledge base, skills and attitudes required for mentoring in the context of healthcare. Revised and updated to take account of the latest developments in healthcare, the text explores theories and research on mentoring by analysing their strengths and weaknesses. To complement his analytical style, Neil Gopee has introduced more interactive features to emphasise the application of theories and principles to various clinical settings. He also draws on the most recent standards and competencies for mentors and supervisors, and examines how they can be applied in day-to-day mentoring and clinical practice activities. Key features include: - Comprehensive content - examines learning styles; different learning environments; evidence-based care; principles of assessment; the mentor's leadership; evaluation of teaching. - Practice-oriented - case studies offer links to 'real-life' and the chapters provide effective frameworks for mentoring in practice. - Interactive - activities and think points encourage the reader to explore and apply concepts to their practice and roles. - Up-to-date - firmly based on current knowledge in the field. Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare is a core text for mentor preparation courses in nursing, midwifery and across the healthcare sector. It supports learning and ongoing professional development for all healthcare professionals.

Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing


Author: Maria Flynn,Dave Mercer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191061158
Category: Medical
Page: 704
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With a brand new team of expert authors, the second edition of the central series title the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing has been completely rewritten for today's nurse. Brought fully up to date with the latest nursing competencies and professional knowledge, it ensures you have everything you need to deliver appropriate nursing care and interventions. Designed to reflect the NMC nursing competencies, it covers key nursing values and standards, communication, clinical practice and decision making, and professional development. The Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing is written by nurses, for nurses, to provide concise, practical, and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. Designed as a comprehensive and reliable guide to the care of adults, this new edition reflects how nurses relate to patients, engage critically with professional knowledge, and organise and deliver appropriate nursing care and interventions. With concise and comprehensive summaries of key nursing values and communication skills when dealing with diverse clinical populations, the role of the nurse is fully detailed as a provider of clinical care, as well as a leader, manager, and member of a broad multidisciplinary team. Clinical nursing practice is addressed using a systems-based approach, providing an overview of clinical conditions, investigations, and treatments, including frequently prescribed medicines, while highlighting key nursing practice considerations. Each chapter of the handbook lists useful sources of further information, primarily easily-accessible on-line resources. To help you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Together with the complementary Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing, this handbook provides nursing students and general adult nurses with a robust framework for thinking about, and practicing, safe and compassionate, values based nursing. Whether the reader needs a comprehensive introduction to adult nursing or a reliable resource to dip into when the need arises, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion for years to come.

Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Fourth Edition


Author: Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF,Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF,Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082611962X
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase! Praise for the Third Edition: "I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching." -Journal for Nurses in Staff Development The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to provide a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for graduate and undergraduate nursing students in numerous clinical settings. A respected resource for clinical faculty, it addresses the distinct requirements of clinical learning as opposed to classroom learning and provides proven strategies to maximize clinical education. The revision features expanded content on teaching graduate students, regulatory issues affecting distance education, and the use of social media. It covers establishing and using dedicated education units (DEUs), the challenges of student access to electronic health records and documentation of care, and reducing the demands of clinical staff members when multiple students rotate through a particular setting. Additionally, this edition provides guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and observing students in practice; sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities; and sample policies for clinical evaluation and adherence to professional conduct standards. It includes the latest revisions of the NCLEX test plan and the AACN Essentials guidelines for nursing education. The instructor?s manual, which includes learning activities for each chapter and teaching suggestions, and PowerPoint presentations accompany the text. New to the Fourth edition: Two completely new chapters: the first "Developing Clinical Learning Sites," and the second "Pedagogical Technologies for Clinical Education" Expanded approaches for meeting the clinical needs of graduate students Regulatory issues affecting distance education across state lines Using social media Discussion of benefits of DEUs and practical suggestions for developing them as clinical teaching sites Important content regarding the NLN CNETM Examination Detailed Test Blueprint Challenges of student access to electronic health records Guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and student observation Sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities and sample policies for clinical evaluation and professional conduct standards