Key Features

  • Simple, proven, common-sense tips, tactics and survival strategies cover every stage, from deciding to be a nurse, to choosing and being admitted to nursing school, succeeding academically, getting the first job, and thriving in a nursing career.
  • Anecdotes and interviews with practicing nurses highlight the human side of nursing.
  • The direct, conversational, and humorous writing style makes it easy to read.
  • Dispels the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the nursing profession.
  • Includes the most recent data and statistics regarding the nursing shortage, job trends, health care systems, policy development and more.
  • Explores the many aspects of college life.
  • Advice helps you establish and achieve personal goals for success.
  • Appendices direct you to print and online resources for educational information, ways to pay for college, and nursing-related organizations.

Table of Contents

1. You Don’t Have to Like Blood to Be a Nurse

2. Tell Someone Who Cares

3. Making a Career Decision Is Enough to Make Anyone Sick

4. How to Get Where You Want to Go

5. The “5 R’s”: Choosing the Right School

6. Invasive Procedures: Getting into School

7. Going to School

8. Need a Brain Transplant? Try Graduate School

9. The Insider’s Scoop on Job Opportunities

10. Working for a Living

11. Survival in the Workplace

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Nursing Organizations

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323046336
Electronic ISBN:
9780323086011

About the author

Janet Katz

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA