Becoming a Nurse eBook

An Evidence-based Approach

Second Edition

Maria Fedoruk, Anne Hofmeyer

Becoming a Nurse eBook

An Evidence-based Approach

Second Edition

Maria Fedoruk, Anne Hofmeyer

ISBN:

9780195596311

Binding:

Ebook

Published:

1 Nov 2014

Availability:

Available

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$61.99 NZD

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Description

Becoming a Nurse is a clear and concise introduction to the contexts of the contemporary nursing environment. The second edition takes an evidence-based approach to equip student nurses with the core knowledge and skills necessary for their undergraduate program and clinical placement and to take into their careers. Written with everyday, accessible language and a systematic structure, Becoming a Nurse covers key topics in nursing including the Australian healthcare system, communication technologies, leadership and evidence-based practice. Each chapter is rich with features to support student learning and competency development, and has been updated throughout to include the latest references and research in nursing.


Key features

  • Critical reflection sections encourage students to self-reflect, as well as explore and critique ways of thinking and behaving in nursing practice
  • Theory to practice sections demonstrate the clinical application of theory and research to practice
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help students develop and apply their knowledge of key concepts


New to this edition

  • New chapters:
    • 3. Interprofessional collaboration
    • 4. Cultural diversity in healthcare
    • 6. Research in clinical practice
    • 10. Translating knowledge into practice
    • 13. Health information systems and technologies
  • New systematic structure and revised pedagogy for improved clarity and consistency
  • References and resources have been updated throughout
  • Contents

    Introduction 
    1. Becoming a Nurse
    Introduction
    You as an individual
    The Historical development of nursing
    Professional boundaries
    summary
    2. Transition from Student Nurse to Registered Nurse
    Transition
    Transition to Professional Practice Program
    Summary
    3. Interprofessional Collaboration
    Introduction
    Terminology and definitions
    Contextualisation of IPC
    Benefts and challenges of IPC
    Inerprofessional capabilities
    Challenge to future health practitioners
    Summary
    4. Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
    Cultural diversity in Australia
    Culturally competent care—what is it?
    Cultural competence development through daily practice
    Summary
    5. Entering Clinical Settings
    Transition from university to the clinical setting
    Prior work experience
    Career goals
    Transition to Professional Practice Program
    Summary
    6. Research in Clinical Practice
    Introduction
    What is research?
    Summary
    7. Australia’s Healthcare System
    Australia’s healthcare system
    Australia’s healthcare workforce
    Changes to service delivery
    Summary
    8. Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare
    Introduction
    Leadership and emotional intelligence
    Leadership and nurses
    Clinical leadership
    Leadership for the future
    Summary
    9. Essential Competencies for the Registered Nurse
    Essential competencies
    Skills and competencies
    Beginning registered nurse competencies
    Other nursing competencies
    Summary
    10. Translating Research Knowledge into Practice
    Introduction
    What is knowledge translation?
    What is evidence-based practice?
    Summary
    11. Safety, Quality and the Registered Nurse
    Introduction
    Safety, quality and the registered nurse
    Violence in the workplace
    Harassment in the workplace
    Everyone’s responsibility
    Summary
    12. Legal Responsibilities and Ethics
    Introduction
    Nurses’ legal responsibilities in relation to professional practice
    Ethics
    Patient rights
    Non-clinical ethical issues
    Whistleblowing
    Summary
    13. Health Information Systems and Technologies
    Introduction
    eHealth
    Nursing informatics
    Nursing informatics competencies
    mHealth
    Summary
    14. Lifelong learning and the Registered Nurse
    Introduction
    Continuing professional development
    Lifelong learning
    Career planning
    Applying for a position
    Taking care of yourself
    Summary

    Authors

    Maria Fedoruk - Program Director of the Stage 2 Bachelor of Nursing program, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia 
    Anne Hofmeyer - Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

    Sample Pages

    Read a sample chapter from Becoming a Nurse:

    Chapter 1: Becoming a Nurse