Placement Learning in Community Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice


  • Sheila Nimmo
  • Jane Harris
  • Key Features

    • A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a community placement
    • Helps make the most of learning opportunities
    • Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
    • Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems
    • Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement


    Series features:

    • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
    • What to expect before a placement
    • What you can expect to learn on placement
    • How to consolidate your experience and learning
    • Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies
    • Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios
    • Short case studies to link theory with practice
    • Key points reminder boxes

    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


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    © 2013
    Bailièrre Tindall
    Print ISBN:
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    About the editors

    Sheila Nimmo

    Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Abertay, Dundee