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Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.
TRANSITIONS IN NURSING: PREPARING FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE is an important book for undergraduate nurses and recent graduates as they move from student nurse to graduate nurse. As with the 1st edition, this book has been written by a breadth of academics and clinical nurse practitioners. It deals with all the professional issues nursing students need to consider as they prepare to move from university to the workplace of the graduate nurse. Among the many topics, the book deals with issues involving transition from student to practicing nurse, the Australian health care system, organisational structure, workplace culture, professional nursing development, applying for jobs, reflective practice, clinical governance and occupational health and safety. With an ever increasing focus on professional issues in nursing, this is an outstanding and valuable book that will help educate and prepare nurses for practice. It will be of great use to senior undergraduate nurses, newly registered nurses, nurses in management and leadership positions and nurse educators in both tertiary and clinical sectors.

Undergraduate Nursing students


Published: April 2014

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7836-3


  • 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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