This book helps new nursing students, and those applying to nursing programmes, understand what being a nurse is all about. It explores the essential issues, processes and theories of nursing practice, and is therefore an ideal introductory text as you start your nursing programme, or as pre-course reading.
This revised edition includes a new first chapter on being a nursing student, with insights from students themselves, and explains what will be expected of you in the new all-degree programmes. Interviews with real nurses in each of the fields of practice gives you an important view into the real world of nursing.
The revised third edition includes a new chapter on being a nursing student, with student tips and stories
Updated with, and linked to, the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education
Activities, case studies and scenarios helps you apply theory to practice
Particularly suitable for first-year students and those applying to pre-registration programmes
This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice Series , the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes.
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Dr Carol Hall is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Nottingham. She enjoys teaching practical elements of nursing within pre-registration nursing curricula, as well as supervising pre- and post-registration students in their dissertations and theses. She has a background in Children's Nursing and Nursing Education. Dawn Ritchie is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham. She has been involved in nurse education for a number of years, including pre-registration and learning beyond registration programmes, and has developed a keen interest in the practical application of nursing. Dawn's clinical background is in critical and acute care in children's nursing.
Foreword About the Authors Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Defining Contemporary UK Nursing Being a Student Nurse The Professional Nurse: Image and Values in Nursing Theory and Practice: Understanding the Nature of Nursing as a Caring Activity Doing Nursing Nursing as a Global Activity Becoming a Registered Nurse Exploring the World of Nursing by Those Working in It References Index