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Pre-registration student nurses spend 50% of their training in practice which provides a wealth of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many new students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. The new edition of this popular book (formerly Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice) helps nursing students prepare for their practice learning experiences, and get the most out of them in order to achieve the required standards. This book is, first and foremost, a practical guide for students on developing learning skills during their practice experiences.
What Is Practice Learning?
How Do I Learn?
Preparing for Practice
Working with My Mentor
Planning My Practice Experience
Independent Learning in Practice
Using Feedback to Learn
Succeeding in Practice
'This book, part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, is a revelation. I enjoyed it an would recommend it to every nursing student and those returning to practice. I just wish this book had been around when I began my return to practice' - Nursing Standard
"Smacks of authenticity - it's clearly written by someone with first hand knowledge of placement learning. I liked this book very much indeed' - Lecturer, NWE
I use this on open days for applicants considering nursing as a career
Mrs Vanessa Heaslip
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
Although this well clearly written book is aimed at student nurses it is extremely useful to support new mentors undertaking their mentorship course. it gives an insight and an understanding of what may occur in practice , their expectations of students and mentors alike as well as demonstarting the potential ways of enhancing the learning experiences
I will be recommending this text to colleagues as an addition to the student non essential reading list.
I particularly liked the links to NMC standards and the activity based approach.
I am a little concerned that many of the references used in the book are from the 1990s. This will limit the longevity of the book. Finally I was pleased to see that the language used in this book is both modern and accessible. I look forward to seeing other books from this series
Mrs Elaine Walker
Faculty of health and social care, Open University in Scotland
Excellent resource for students prior to starting their practice experiences
Would recommend this book for students prior to commencing the programme and in their first term
The student and mentors responsibilities are clearly outlined and the scenarios are very current