Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice: A Handbook for Student Nurses

Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice: A Handbook for Student Nurses

By: Brian James Webster (author), Sheila Reading (author)Paperback

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Quality patient care relies on the demonstration of competencies by nurses at all stages of their education and developing career. This exciting textbook is designed to help student nurses better understand the competencies set out by the NMC and equip them to achieve and demonstrate competency as they prepare to qualify as a nurse.The book is divided into sections that address the four domains of competency: Professional ValuesCommunication and interpersonal skillsNursing practice and decision makingLeadership, management and team working Suitable for all student nurses on pre-registration degree programmes in nursing across the UK, the book includes examples and insights from the fields of adult, child, mental health and learning disability that reflect a range of clinical and community settings.Amongst other topics this book covers: Communication skills Working with patients and their familiesSolving problems in practiceClinical decision makingWorking in interprofessional teams Written by experts, each chapter challenges you to reflect on your own values and beliefs, giving you opportunities to learn and reflect on your nursing skills and knowledge. The chapters include reflective activities, portfolio activities, case studies & vignettes, key points and further resources. An essential purchase for all student nurses. Contributors: Mary Addo, Heather Bain, Debbie Banks, Mary Jane Baker, Owen Barr, Pauline Black, Jackie Bridges, Alison Brown, Jean Cowie, Debbie Good, Ruth Taylor, Kate Goodhand, Chris McLean, Yvonne Middlewick, Avril Milne, Eloise Monger, Delia Pogson, Mark Rawlinson, Beth Sepion, Steve Smith, Cathy Sullivan, Kay Townsend, Alison Trenery. "What we have in this textbook is a user friendly but rigorous presentation of the main competencies for professional nursing practice. Its easy style and 'readability' is one of its most pleasing features and the case studies, information boxes and key learning points give structure to the book as well as helping to engage readers. I recommend with enthusiasm this book to would-be readers. It is a solid and significant contribution to the on-going development of best nursing practice. It should be on the recommended reading list of any nurse who plans, delivers and evaluates patient care." Professor Hugh P. McKenna CBE, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Ulster. "To date, I would consider this the 'must-have' book on achieving competence for any nursing student in all four countries of the United Kingdom." Melanie Jasper, Professor of Nursing and Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

About Author

Sheila Reading is a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton. Sheila is a qualified Adult Nurse. Brian Webster is Professor of Nursing and Assistant Dean at the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. Brian is a qualified Adult and Mental Health Nurse.


Introduction: Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice Chapter 1: The Importance of Evidence Based, Contemporary, Professional Nursing PracticePart One: Professional Values Chapter 2: Professional Values - What are they? Chapter 3: Owning Your Standards of Care Chapter 4: Ethics and Values in Nursing Part Two: Communication and Interpersonal Skills Chapter 5: Developing Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills Chapter 6: Developing Skills in Solution Focused Therapy Chapter 7: Complex Care Situations - Becoming competent practitioners Chapter 8: Communicating in Challenging Situations Part Three: Decision Making in Practice Chapter 9: Decision Making in Practice Chapter 10: Decision Making in Emergency Care Part Four: Leadership, Management and Team Working Chapter 11: Effective Leadership, Management and Team Working Skills Chapter 12: Enhancing and Adapting Skills of Leadership in Different Practice Settings Towards Registration and Final Sign Off Chapter 13: Patient Management - A multi-faceted approach Part Five: Opportunities to Explore the Development of Competencies Chapter 14: Clinical Skills Simulation - Crafting your care Chapter 15: Learning Abroad - The student experience of nursing in a European or international context Chapter 16: Working with Mentors - How to get the best out of this relationship

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780335246748
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780335246748
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0335246745

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