Readership: This is an essential resource for all pre-registration nursing students in their final year as they prepare to become registered nurses. It will also be of interest to newly qualified staff nurses and practice educators who
support students and new staff.
Edited by Rob Burton, Senior Lecturer, Continuing Prof. Development, University of Huddersfield, and Graham Ormrod, Principal Lecturer, Divisional Head Adult Nursing, University of Huddersfield
Rob Burton is learning disability nurse, with a speciality in challenging behaviour. After working as a Nurse Tutor at the West Yorkshire College of Health Studies, he became a Senior Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. He is the course leader for MSc Health Professional Education, and is the Module Leader for various modules including 'Specialist Studies in HPE' and 'Utilising Problem Based Learning'.
Graham Ormrod started his career as a Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse specialising in Gastroenterology and Diabetes. In 1995 he became a Nurse Teacher, working at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, before being promoted to Associate Director of Professional Development in 2003. He now works at the University of Huddersfield in the post of Divisional Head of Adult Nursing in the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
"It provides useful advice for final year undergraduate nursing students and graduate nurses. It will also be of interest to educa..on staff who teach or support final year students or graduate nurses." - ANTS Bulletin
"Will help third year nursing students and newly qualified nurses make the transition from student nurse to registered professional because not only will they help the reader develop new skills, but it will also guide them through the process of applying those skills in practice.
" - Patricia Mills, qualified nurse, England
"Highly relevant to today's nursing practice, easy to read and covers fundamental areas that student nurses/ newly qualified nurse need to be aware of when entering the nursing profession.
" - Christine Wint, Education and Development Lead, Leicester City Community Health Services
"should certainly be a core text for students
" - Tim Badger, Programme Director, Birmingham City University
"10/10 I would use this text for all students throughout the final year of training, it is particularly relevant to the transitional module and the Preceptorship periodEL. useful and up to date it demonstrates very clearly the difference in levels of accountability between a student and a qualified nurse EL This book bridges the gap left by others
" - Annabel Coulson, Practice Education Facilitator, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
"10/10 Covers all topics and skills required by a 3rd year student nurse yet can also be used by a qualified nurse. Clear, concise and easy to relate to the working environment.
" - Kay Salisbury, Newly Qualified Nurse
"This book stands out from the rest as an academic but equally accessible textbook which also directly relates to what final year nursing students are experiencing and how they are feeling at the point of transition. With excellent realism in the scenarios and something for every branch of nursing, it's a shame it wasn't published before I qualified!
" - Sarah Bowyer, newly qualified nurse, Birmingham City University
1: Becoming a qualified nurse
2: Being in Charge
3: Being a good nurse
4: Making ethical decisions
5: Making legal decisions
6: Working with others
7: Teaching junior staff
8: Getting the job
9: Continuing professional development
10: Putting it all together