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Transitions in nursing : preparing for professional practice

Author: Esther Chang; John Daly
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : Elsevier Australia, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice 3E is written for the senior student making the transition to graduate nurse. The text offers progressive discussion and insight into the issues relevant to students preparing for clinical practice. Themes covered in the text include learning to work in teams, understanding organisational structure, stress management, communication with patients and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Chang; John Daly
ISBN: 0729580822 9780729580823
OCLC Number: 793418725
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. From student to graduate --
Managing the transition from student to graduate nurse --
Becoming a competent, confident, professional registered nurse --
Becoming part of a team --
Understanding organisational culture in the community health setting --
Understanding organisational culture in the hospital setting --
Preparing for role transition --
Processes of change in bureaucratic environments --
2. Skills for dealing with the world of work --
Caring for self: the role of collaboration, healthy lifestyle and balance --
Managing approaches to nursing care delivery --
Dealing with ethical issues in nursing practice --
Communication for effective nursing --
On gender in nursing: a discussion of issues and directions --
Perspectives on quality in nursing --
Managing emotional reactions in patients, families and colleagues --
Clinical leadership --
3. Organisational environments --
Excellence in practice: technology and the registered nurse --
Establishing and maintaining a professional profile: issues in the first year of practice --
Dealing with the theory-practice gap in clinical practice --
Reflective practice for the graduate --
Mentoring for new graduates --
Professional career development: development of the CAPABLE nursing professional --
Continuing competence for practice.
Responsibility: edited by Esther Chang, John Daly.

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Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice 3E is written for the senior student making the transition to graduate nurse. The text offers progressive discussion and insight into the issues relevant to students preparing for clinical practice. Themes covered in the text include learning to work in teams, understanding organisational structure, stress management, communication with patients and families, and professional development strategies. This highly respected text continues to bring together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre and includes two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing competence for practice to reflect current issues of significance, recent changes in clinical practice, policies, procedures and National registration requirements. The text has been restructured into three sections and all chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features to increase readability and engagement.

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