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Overview

You are about to embark on a great journey. Destination: Nursing. It's a tough trip, but worth every mile. Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School can help you to navigate this journey. Developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the National Student Nurses' Association, it is a candid, humorous guide to the often difficult and sometimes stressful educational route to a career in nursing. In addition to describing typical student nursing experiences, the book offers sound advice for coping with the problems and stresses frequently encountered. Using a down-to-earth, lighthearted approach, Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School provides nursing students with the information and insight they need to make the most of nursing school. The third edition has been updated throughout to include current statistics on the costs of a nursing education and anticipated starting salaries for new graduates. It also addresses the realities of the job market in the post-nursing shortage era and includes ideas for obtaining marketable skills and experiences.

"...offers realistic, humorous descriptions of the stressful situations nursing students typically encounter...includes helpful suggestions for improving study habits, surviving clinical rotations, & balancing school/family obligations."

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Reviewer: Bonnie L. Saucier, PhD, RN (Indiana State University)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a classic book describing typical student nursing experiences in a candid, humorous way. This is a unique method for discussing a tough trip with navigational points along the way. The last edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a good road map through the journey of nursing. This unique tour guide gives the reader tips before starting the journey, plots the course, and prepares the traveler for the trip itself. It helps to keep the goal of nursing in sight at all times. This book is a much needed reference for the beginning nursing student. The positive, upbeat approach allows the reader to accomplish the author's objectives in a light-hearted and comical way.
Audience: This book is written for the incoming nursing student, particularlly for the "mature" student who is over 20 years of age. It is also a wonderful guide for nurses returning for advanced degrees and experienced students from other fields making a career switch into nursing. The author has the extensive background and experience needed to make this a truly classic tour guide to nursing school
Features: This edition is an all new update with two new chapters. Chapter 1, "Ticket to Ride" provides the student with a unique sales pitch for the nursing profession. Chapter 22, "Hot Wired" teaches the student how to learn to use the Internet and to find the best Web sites. Information is provided for everything from boosting test scores to conducting study groups, overcoming procrastination and avoiding collisions in personal and professional lifes. Examples and ideas are given from other nursing students. This a collaborative effort with Mosby, National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the author. Input comes from nursing students and nurses from all over the United States and Canada. Appendixes cover a wide variety of much needed information and an inclusive index is provided. Cartoons are dispersed throughout, adding to the humorous intent.
Assessment: This book exemplifies a unique approach and offers the reader a light and uplifting version of a tour through nursing. It has a refreshing perspective, gives valuable information, and keeps the student alert and alive until the end.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323037631
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Series: Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ticket to ride 2
2 The starting lineup 10
3 Is this trip really necessary? 12
4 Destination : registered nurse 20
5 How long will this trip take? 26
6 How much will this trip cost? 32
7 Rules of the road 38
8 Slower traffic keep right 42
9 Driving instructors 48
10 More miles per gallon 54
11 Detours 64
12 You can't get there from here 70
13 Drive-up teller 76
14 Tollbooth 86
15 Totaled 96
16 How to jump-start your battery 102
17 10-4, good buddy 108
18 Preventive maintenance 116
19 Scenic routes 120
20 Alternative routes 124
21 Business routes 128
22 Hot-wired 138
23 In the driver's seat 150
24 Shifting gears 152
25 Moving violations 164
26 Defensive driving 170
27 Street smart 184
28 Life in the fast lane 190
29 Are we there yet? 194
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