Transitions in Nursing

Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

5th Edition - July 25, 2019

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  • Authors: Esther Chang, John Daly
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543040

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Transitions in Nursing is a clear and contemporary resource that assists students as they transition to practising, registered nurses. Written by renowned editors, Esther Chang and John Daly, the fifth edition places a strong focus on competencies, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflective practice and professional frameworks, offering fresh insights and suggestions to support senior nursing students and recent graduates when faced with key issues during the transition to practice. Offering a range of strategies and a practical approach, Transitions in Nursing is a valuable resource that challenges and motivates students, educators and administrators throughout key stages of the transition to professional nursing practice.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: From student to graduate
    1 Managing the transition from student to graduate nurse
    2 Becoming a competent, confident, professional registered nurse
    3 Becoming part of a team
    4 Understanding organisational culture in the community health setting
    5 Understanding organisational culture in the hospital setting
    6 Preparing for role transition
    7  Processes of change in bureaucratic environments

    Section 2: Skills for dealing with the world of work
    8 Caring for self: the role of collaboration, healthy lifestyle and balance
    9 Managing approaches to nursing care delivery
    10 Dealing with ethical issues in nursing practice
    11 Communication for effective nursing
    12 Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide
    13 Perspectives on quality in nursing
    14 Managing emotional reactions in patients, families and colleagues
    15 Clinical leadership

    Section 3: Organisational environments
    16 Excellence in practice: technology and the registered nurse
    17 Establishing and maintaining a professional identity: portfolios and career progression
    18 Reflective practice for the graduate
    19 Mentoring for new graduates
    20 Professional career development: development of the CAPABLE nursing professional
    21 Transition into practice: the regulatory framework for nursing
    22  Understanding Primary Healthcare

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 25, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543040

About the Authors

Esther Chang

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, NSW

John Daly

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW

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