Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice.

Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice.

Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.

This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments.

All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies.

Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses.

Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre.

The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.

•Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including:
oLearning Objectives oKey Words oIntroduction oActivities in body of the text oConclusion oShort Case Studies followed by Reflective questions oRecommended Readings for further exploration of issues oUpdated References

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729538367
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch1 Managing the transition of student to graduate nurse by Esther Chang and John Daly

Ch2 Becoming a competent, confident professional practitioner by Jill White

Ch3 Becoming part of a team by Mary Fitzgerald and Judy Amadio

Ch4 Understanding organisational culture in the community health setting by Gay Edgecombe

Ch5 Understanding organisational culture in the hospital setting by Mary Courtney, Jane Yacopetti and Claire Rickard

Ch6 Preparing for role transition by Kathleen Kilstoff and Suzanne Rochester

Ch7 Processes of change in bureaucratic environments by Patrick Crookes and Stephen Knight

Ch8 Caring for self by Judy Lumby

Ch9 Managing approaches to nursing care delivery by Patricia Davidson and Doug Elliott

Ch10 Dealing with ethical issues in nursing practice by Megan-Jane Johnstone and Elizabeth Crock

Ch11 Communication for graduate nurses by Jane Stein-Parbury

Ch12 The gendered world of nursing practice: a discussion of issues and directions by Judith Clare, Debra Jackson and Mairi Walker

Ch13 Perspectives of quality and risk management in nursing by Rhonda Griffiths and Carol Walker

Ch14 Managing emotional reactions in patients, families and colleagues by Paul Morrison and
Christine Ashley-Coe

Ch15 Developing excellence in practice: technology and the beginning nurse by Alan Barnard and Darian Ward

Ch16 Establishing and maintaining a professional profile: issues in the first year of practice by Judy Mannix, Ana Smith and Lyn Stewart

Ch17 Dealing with theory-practice gap in clinical practice by Maxine Duke, Helen Forbes and Rosalie Strother

Ch18 Reflective practice for the graduate nurse by Kim Usher, Kim Foster and Lee Stewart

Ch19 Mentoring for new graduates by Stephen Neville and Denise Wilson

Ch20 Professional career development by Margaret McMillan and Jane Conway

Ch21 Transitional programs by Leanne Cowan and Judy Boychuk Duchscher

Ch22 Managing and leading: what’s in it for you? By Sandra Speedy

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