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How to Succeed on Nursing Placements
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How to Succeed on Nursing Placements

First edition


February 2020 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
Feel confident and fully prepared on your nursing placements with this invaluable guide to one of the most important aspects of your nursing course. Covering the what, why and how in easily accessible language, this book explores the common challenges faced by nursing students on placement and gives you practical advice on how to overcome them. Written by a team of experienced lecturers and nurses, the book covers everything from developing resilience to reflecting on your experience and preparing for employment, enabling you to make the most of your time on placement. 

Key features

- Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
- Case studies, activities and other learning features help you translate the theory to practice
- A practical guide to help you gain the most from your placement
 
Chapter 1: What is practice?
 
Chapter 2: Preparing for your placement
 
Chapter 3: Developing resilience - Martyn Keen
 
Chapter 4: Who can support you on placement? - Karen Chandler
 
Chapter 5: How to get the most out of your placement
 
Chapter 6: The assessment process
 
Chapter 7: Planning your elective - Michelle McBride
 
Chapter 8: Succeeding in practice when you have additional needs - Robert Stanley
 
Chapter 9: Raising concerns in practice
 
Chapter 10: Reflecting in and on practice - Kath Sharples & Sonia Levett
 
Chapter 11: Preparing for employment - June Dundas

A useful resource for student nurses, especially those with no healthcare experience, and those with practice in this area. As with all this series, it is an easy to read guide, rather than a pure textbook.

Mr Michael Doughty
Acute Adult Care, Chester University
January 31, 2021