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Developing Academic Skills for Nursing Associates

Developing Academic Skills for Nursing Associates

First edition

January 2021 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
If you are keen to succeed in your studies as a Trainee Nursing Associate, then this is the study skills book for you. Written specifically for TNAs, this book prepares you for higher education by helping you to develop key academic skills like time management, independent learning, academic writing, referencing, and literature searches. The book also covers important skills for your future career as a Nursing Associate, including portfolio development, delivering presentations, and using digital technologies in healthcare. 

Key features:
  • Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018)
  • Case studies, activities and other learning features help you master the skills, whatever your level.
  • Focused specifically on the skills you will need in your studies and practice, both now and in the future.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Understanding Nursing Associate Practice series (UNAP) is a new collection of books uniquely designed to support trainee Nursing Associates throughout their training and into a professional career.

Chapter 1: Transition to higher education
Chapter 2: Planning for study
Chapter 3: Ways of learning and learning styles
Chapter 4: Skills for assessments
Chapter 5: Reflective writing
Chapter 6: Digital and technological literacy
Chapter 7: Basic research skills
Chapter 8: Using the Literature
Chapter 9: Academic writing skills
Chapter 10: Presentation skills
Chapter 11: Portfolio development

I am thrilled to see this text written specifically for Nursing Associates. Academic skills are cited by the Nursing Associate student as one of the most daunting aspects of accessing Higher Education. This new book breaks these skills down into manageable chunks, in an easy-to-read manner, whilst relating to the NMC Standards of Proficiency. This is an invaluable read for any Nursing Associate student embarking on their educational journey. 

Nicola Witton
Keele University

A great read and ‘dip-in’ book that will robustly support student/trainee nursing associates throughout their academic journey whilst working and studying full-time. It will most definitely be on our essential reading list. 

Sandy Knowles
University of Plymouth

Good supporting source for apprentices. Liked the NMC mapping; including mapping of apprenticeship standards as well would have supported integration of these into the curriculum (Ofsted requirement).

Mrs Karen Alred
Department of Science & Technology, University of Suffolk
December 4, 2020