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Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

May 2011 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.
Beginning Your Learning in Nursing
Overview of Study and Writing Skills Necessary to Be an Effective Nursing Student
Being Numerate: Number Skills for Nursing Practice
Working with Others: Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Being Literate: Writing Skills for Nursing Practice
Technology Skills: Making the Computer Work for You
Information Literacy: Making the Library Work for You
Evidence-Based Practice: Aspiring to Achieve Quality
Reflection: Looking backwards, Moving forwards
Portfolios and Personal Development Plans: Keeping Track of Your Learning

This is a book that I have found to be very informative. It has something for every learner, whether it be about reflective practice or activities to help them strengthen their maths skills. I have certainly been recommending it as a good tool to prepare my students for their nurse training.
I have included it on the book list for the new cohort starting in September as well as asking the college library to invest in some copies for other students to look at.

Miss Joyce Stebbings
HEALTH AND CARE, Southwark College
February 27, 2012

Attempts to achieve too much within its length, consequently superficial in several areas. Could be more interactive. May be useful to some students but not the ideal text.

Mr Alwyn Pugh
Nursing and Midwifery (Glyntaf), Glamorgan University
December 20, 2011

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