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Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming
interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a
guide? Then this book is for you.

The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year,
making each place more competitive and more precious. This book will
give you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, and
support throughout your course.

This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns,
giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team of
authors:

■ introduce the different branches of nursing
■ define the key concepts you will study on your course
■ give you an insight into specialist study skills
■ help you to understand research
■ offer advice on professional development and life after university.

Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries,
this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being a
student nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.


Description

Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming
interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a
guide? Then this book is for you.

The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year,
making each place more competitive and more precious. This book will
give you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, and
support throughout your course.

This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns,
giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team of
authors:

■ introduce the different branches of nursing
■ define the key concepts you will study on your course
■ give you an insight into specialist study skills
■ help you to understand research
■ offer advice on professional development and life after university.

Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries,
this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being a
student nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.


Reviews

'We are thrilled with this text and intend to make it a required reading for all Pre Registration Nursing students BEFORE they start the course.' - Jeanne Landon-Campbell, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Cumbria University, UK
 
'This proved such a useful book to help with interview/application for Nurse Training that most of the students bought it the instant I referred to it as soon as it was first published. As the course progressed the students continued to find this a useful source of reference for a number of subject areas - it truly became their "companion". I could not recommend this highly enough.' - Moira Jessup, School of Arts and General Education, Llandrillo College, UK
 
'I like this book. It does particularly well to focus on things from a students' perspective. Not many books manage to do this.' -Russell Harrison-Paul, School of Nursing, University of Nottingham, UK
 
'I would recommend this book to students who want a flavour of the kind of demands that nursing brings'
- Anthea Wilson, Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health & Social Care, The Open University, UK
 
'A commendable piece of work; this is a very useful reference text that takes a different approach to nursing. It is a very exciting book and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to read it.'
- Dr. Graham Thurgood- Senior Lecturer, Division of Acute Care, Department of Health Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK.
 
'...brings together material by top academic nurse educators and is aimed at beginner nurses or those who are contemplating a nursing career'
- Writers' News


Contents

Introduction; P.Birchenall & N. Adams
PART I: STUDYING NURSING
The Context of Nursing; N.Lee
Your Nursing Course; J.Richardson & J.Davenport
Key Skills for Nursing Students; M.Birchenall
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART II: CORE TOPICS
Health Promotion and Public Health; J.Clayton & P.Birchenall
Interpersonal and Professional Skills; A.Maestri-Banks & P.Pope
User Involvement and User Perspective; T.Hostick & E.Hostick
Understanding the Social Context of Healthcare; P.Morrell
The Psychological Context of Healthcare; R.Stack
Helping People to Manage Pain; E.Briggs
Contemporary Preoperative and Postoperative Care; M.Mitchell
Death and Dying; L.Nyatanga & B.Nyatanga
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART III: KEY CONCEPTS: BRANCHES OF NURSING
Adult Nursing; N.Lee & J.Parnell
Nursing Children and Young People; B.Elliott, E.Wake, J.Jolley, S.Jolley, L.Shields & R.Williams
Caring for People with Learning Disability; P.Birchenall & S.Baldwin
Mental Health Nursing; J.White, T.Welbourn, M.Howe, N.Burton, H.Palmer, T.Flanagan, C.Slee, D.Glenster & I.Barkley
Caring for Older People; F.Irvine & C.Jones
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART IV: RESEARCH AND NURSING
The Relevance of Research to Nursing; E.Ball
Quantitative Research; S.Baldwin
Qualitative Research; E.Ball
Getting Research into Practice; A.Jinks & J.Richardson
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART V: CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Career Pathways; J.Richardson


Authors

PETER BIRCHENALL Professor and Independent Consultant in Nurse Education. He has a background in Learning Disability Nursing, Adult Nursing and Nurse Education. He has authored and co-authored several successful nursing textbooks. He has a background in nurse teacher education as well as leading courses in undergraduate and post graduate nursing. Peter has also worked as an Education Officer with the former English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Until his retirement Peter held the Chair in Health Studies at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, UK. For nine years he was Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Education Today, a position he relinquished in 2002.

NICOLA ADAMS is Professor of Rehabilitation, School of Health, Community& Education Studies, Northumbria University, UK.