This book has everything that we want to convey to our student nurses as a good foundation of knowledge on which to build throughout their course. It is a useful guide to our profession, the values, skills and knowledge we possess. The case studies are good to encourage critical thinking and the chapter summaries, activities, glossaries etc are great to bring each chapter to a close and for the student to reflect on what has been learnt.
I think this book is excellent - I can’t wait to purchase a copy. It's everything a student nurse could need all in one place, a one-stop shop for orientation to the world of nursing.
It seems to cover everything a student would want to know. The case studies are great and I was especially pleased to see learning disabilities so prominently, and family-centred case studies. The activities are excellent and I can imagine lecturers buying this book and adapting them for classroom discussion too.
As the title suggests - essentials of nursing practice. Every student should refer to this book for their firm basic knowledge growth. Highly recommend if for those who are in critical care.
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and using it to prepare for a unit that I am currently teaching on (Nursing theory and application). It is a very detailed book which is easy to follow. I like that there are case studies included and also suggested activities, some which I am planning on using. I feel it is also inspiring and in this current climate, will help students with their passion for caring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to my students and I shall make sure that it is added to our reading list.
clear structure, easy to access
It is an easy read and does what it says in the title - gives the essentials of nursing practice. It is ideal for those students going into placement.
Students find the use of case studies and step by step instructions for skills easy to follow.
Moved to a new university. Will consider adoption on courses there as the content was relevant and accessible.
A comprehensive core text for nursing students
I utilise some chapters within this text to inform lectures.
excellent text book, perfect for our first years starting out on their learning journey
Great to receive the updated version of this book, which is always a great resource.
THis is an informative text for any student nurse. The chapters are easy to navigate and the reference to the NMC code remind students of the requirements of a nurse. The introductory chapter exploring what is nursing and what is a nurse provides shape to an exercise for experienced nurses to revisit their ideas about nursing and their role.
Each chapter clearly addresses the title and provides a narrative with activities to promote thought and learning.