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Study Skills for Nurses

Study Skills for Nurses

Second Edition
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November 2007 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence.

All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on:
  • how to manage your time effectively
  • how to conduct literature searches
  • how to use technology in your study
  • how to use references
  • how to write assignments
  • how to pass exams.

With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indispensable companion throughout their training.

Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Praise for previous edition:
'This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study' - Accident and Emergency Nursing

'Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material... this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course' - Journal of Advanced Nursing

'This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience' - Journal of Neonatal Nursing

How to Manage Time Effectively
Technology for Nurses
Managing Literature and Related Material
Assignment Writing
Passing Examinations and Other Theoretical Assessments
Theory and Practice
Students with Special Needs
Personal and Professional Development


SAGE Study Skills hub
Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

This is a very useful textbook for new students

Mrs Maxine Cromar-Hayes
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
May 14, 2015

This is a clear, accessible but intellectually meaningful text, that understands the different demands, resources and expectations that student nurses may have, and provides them with a blueprint for navigating their way around the world of practice and academia without losing sight of real life. The chapters on time management and on reflection are particularly helpful.

Mrs Hazel Chapman
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Chester University
March 31, 2015

Well written, easy to access information that will help those who feel their skills are a littel rusty and need a refresher. The use of the boxes for various things throughout the text made accessig the detail easy and logical. A very helpful and easy to use book that I know I will kepp dipping into and will be showing as a useful guide for my new starters. Thank you.

Mrs Christine Jackson
department of community health and social care, Hull University
December 6, 2011

I have recommended for all pre-registration students in the new curricluim commencing Sept 2011 in the new learning to learing weeks one in each year. The content of this week is still being decided but essentially it is about study skills.
this book provided a good foundation for student to build upon. I particulary like the box and tips throughout the text

Dr Mary Braine
School of Nursing, Salford University
June 6, 2011

simple, consise, well laid out guide through study skills and their development

Mr Daniel Monk
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
May 10, 2011

Practical exam preparation tips presented in an easily accessible format.

Mrs Alice Skull
Acute Care, Anglia Ruskin University
January 20, 2011

this is a very good book which I will recommend to my students. There is consideration for the pressures student nurses face while completing their course and how to deal with different situations.

Ms Karen Sneddon
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 19, 2011

this is very well written book which will be highly recommended to both pre and post reg students

Dr Alison Pooler
nursing, Keele University
September 14, 2010

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