Becoming a Nurse in the 21st Century / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 66%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $18.99   
  • Used (3) from $18.99   


This is an accessible guide aimed at student nurses, introducing them, and guiding them through the Nursing and Midwifery Council's approved programmes of education for Registered Nurse status. Every programme of study that prepares a student to become a proficient registered nurse must be approved by the NMC and adhere to its standards and guidelines.

The book is broken in to four sections based on the four proficiencies stated by the NMC: Professional and Ethical Practice; Care Delivery; Care Management and Personal and Professional Development. It presents these proficiencies in an easy to understand and implement way, making it easily accessible for both students, and registered nurses who will find it a useful reference for their work and development.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“ I think the content and material is excellent it includes relevant material and some extra without material overload! I think the size is perfect, it’s handy and manageable not too heavy and it fits in my handbag which is always a bonus! I will definitely be making recommendations to my friends and will maybe even suggest it to some of my lecturers to see what they think (to consider it as a reading list recommendation). I look forward to the next edition!” (2nd year nursing student, University of Ulster)

“I cannot fault the content– it is straight to the point, it provides some interesting resources for a student nurse that is essential for them to know, as well as some things which may not be essential but may be interesting – such as the history of nursing, which was completely new to me and a joy to read.” (2nd year nursing student, Keele University)

 “It’s been designed for students and that’s why I like it.Its layout is fantastic, very clear and a lot of literature to back up research. Each chapter is detailed which I cannot fault.It’s student friendly, useful, easy to read.” (2nd year nursing student, Swansea University)

 “The content is superb. This book is full of very user friendly chapters with lots of valuable advice , to support students  with what they are reading which makes it a valuable resource.” (Jean Nhemachena, Head of Pre-Registration Adult Nursing, University of Huddersfield)

 “Clear, concise, well organized, systematic, comprehensive and clearly linked to the NMC standards.” (Paul Regan, Lecturer in adult nursing, University of Central Lancashire)

 “I like this book very much and find all of the chapters focused and well written and have no hesitation recommending this to student nurses.   This text is useful throughout the pre –registration programme.” (Anne Manning, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, City University London)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470027295
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/9/2006
  • Series: Wiley Series in Nursing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Peate, RGN, DipN(Lond), RNT, MA, LLM, associate Head of School (Professional Academic Development, Recruitment and Marketing), School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents




I: Professional and Ethical Practice.

1. Professional Practice.

2. Ethical and legal issues.

3.  Diversity and culture.

II: Care Delivery.

4. Therapeutic relationships.

5. Health promotion.

6. Assessment of needs.

7. Partnerships.

8. Evidence based practice.

9. Socio cultural issues.

10. Evaluating care.

11. Clinical decision making.

III: Care Management.

12. Quality care.

13. Inter-professional working.

14. Competence, accountability and delegation.

15. Key skills.

IV: Personal and Professional Development.

16. Continuing professional development.

17. Teaching and learning in clinical practice.

Review Responses.

Glossary of terms.

Abbreviations Commonly Used in Health Care.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)