The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook: A Survival Guide
1 Jan 2008
Elsevier Health Sciences
This book is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing nursing intuition, are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners.