Placement Learning in Community Nursing

A guide for students in practice

Series Editor:

  • Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN , Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK


  • Jane Harris, MSc, BNurs, RN, DN, RHV, RM, CertEd, CPT, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  • Sheila Nimmo

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

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Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4301-7

Table of Contents

Section 1: Preparation for the community practice learning environment

1 The context of community nursing

2 Introduction to Community settings, services and roles

3 Practice learning in the community: what to expect

4 Maximising the learning opportunities available in the community

Section 2: Placement Learning Opportunities

5 Assessing and addressing need in the community

6 Managing long-term conditions in the community

7 Infection prevention and control in the community

8 Mental Health and Care in the Community

Section 3: Professional issues

9 Communication in Community Practice

10 Leadership, management and team working in Community Practice

11 Promoting clinical effectiveness and maintaining quality of care

12 Medicines management in the community

Section 4: Consolidating Learning

13 Being an effective student: learning in a community setting

14 Developing competence for person-centred nursing in the community