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How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

First Edition

February 2017 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may start thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’?


This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including:

  • juggling time
  • succeeding in assignments and exams
  • understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements
  • managing finances
  • coping with stress
  • applying for jobs and more

Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Chapter 1: So you want to be a nurse or a midwife?
Chapter 2: You're more than just a student
Chapter 3: Communication and interpersonal skills
Chapter 4: Procrastination: putting things off and delaying the obvious
Chapter 5: Evidence-based practice
Chapter 6: Succeeding at assessments
Chapter 7: Reflective practice
Chapter 8: Making theory make sense in clinical practice
Chapter 9: Fitness to Practise – how to be a safe and professional nurse or midwife
Chapter 10: Expectations and responsibilities in nursing and midwifery clinical practice
Chapter 11: Planning and preparing your career in nursing or midwifery
Chapter 12: Developing your Professionalism

As 1sy year coordinator for adult pre-reg nursing, this book is invaluable. Well written and really assists the student.

Mrs Annemarie Horn
Nursing and Midwifery (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
September 3, 2019

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