Adult nursing : preparing for practice by Dave Barton, Andreé le May

By Dave Barton, Andreé le May

A entire source to your profession in nursing; this ebook delivers a legitimate wisdom foundation for potent care and top perform in sanatorium and neighborhood settings and, along this, explores the various routes your expert improvement can take.

Part one explores the foremost elements of the adventure from starting your grownup nursing reports to changing into a expert practitioner, researcher, supervisor or instructor, with the focal point consistently on constructing the very best care.

Part seems to be on the 5 significant care subject matters: first touch, entry and pressing care; assisting long-term and palliative care; acute and important sanatorium care; psychological healthiness and psychosocial care; and public healthiness and first care. A holistic and sensible process attracts jointly learn, coverage guidance, and nurse and sufferer experiences.

A spouse site presents annotated weblinks to beneficial assets, PowerPoint displays, interactive MCQs, and an 'ask the authors' feature.

  • Presents the easiest proof for practice
  • Reflects united kingdom coverage instructions and international future health trends
  • Text beneficial properties contain scientific case stories, sufferer views, key issues, color illustrations and actions to help learning
  • Highlights profession pathways and key parts for carrying on with expert development

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I will also review some topical but less well understood role developments in nursing. All these factors and roles are having an impact on the scope of practice of the nursing profession, and thus on the career direction of individual nurses. These factors are: • nursing as a professional career; • becoming a staff nurse – managing the transition; • the clinical mentor (education and teaching in practice); • the ward sister/charge nurse; • the district nurse and the practice nurse; • the advanced clinical nurse; • the nurse prescriber; • the nurse consultant; • the nurse manager/nurse executive; • the nurse educator; • the nurse researcher.

It is now that you will begin to identify areas of practice that you see yourself undertaking as a qualified nurse – and these thoughts are crucial for your future. Your university may well provide some formal sessions on career planning, or job fairs where prospective employers tout to fill vacancies in their organisations. What I would recommend is that you talk to your personal tutors and mentors both in the university and in clinical practice. Seek their advice and guidance, and weigh your options carefully.

Nurses, the report stated, should be able to ‘work in different care settings, to take on changed roles and responsibilities, develop a varied mix of skills, to pursue education and training when they need it, and to develop both generalist and specialist skills as they require them’ (Department of Health, 2006, p. 14). The Modernising Nursing Careers report emphasised that the profession of nursing needed in the future to be seen as offering a modern, dynamic and fulfilling career. Nursing needed to acknowledge that prospective new recruits also had the choice of 21 22 Planning your nursing career other professions, and that in such a competitive market it was crucial that the career framework reflected this.

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