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How to survive & maybe even love nursing school : a guide for students by students

Dunham, Kelli S. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RT 73 .D79 2008 30541744 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0803618298 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780803618299 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 7: Yes, You Can Avoid: Fear Related To The Start Of Clinical Rotations -- Choosing a clinical instructor -- Choosing a clinical site -- Outfitting yourself for clinicals -- Uniforms -- Equipment -- Preparation -- Getting lab experience -- Getting the most out of clinical orientation -- Managing preclinical paperwork -- Final note about care plans -- Night before -- Getting and giving respect on the floor: your clinical instructors -- If a problem develops -- If the problem persists -- Getting and giving respect on the floor: your classmates -- Getting along -- Classmates and cultural competency -- Getting and giving respect on the floor: your patients -- Confidentiality -- Privacy -- Getting and giving respect on the floor: the staff -- When you don't like what you see -- Resources -- 8: Yes, You Can Avoid: Anxiety, Severe, Related To The Upcoming NCLEX -- Anticipation -- Planning -- Registering -- Picking a time and place -- NCLEX in a nutshell -- Preparation -- Assessing your needs -- Mapping out a study plan -- Choosing review tools and options -- Forming a study group -- Taking the test -- Final preparation -- Handling the computer -- Handling your anxiety -- Getting your results -- If you don't pass -- Resources -- 9: Yes, You Can Avoid: Confusion, Chronic, Related To Changing Issues And Trends In Nursing -- Why this chapter is important -- Learning to surf-keeping on top of the trends -- Nursing in 2007 and beyond: what you can expect -- Coming nurse gap -- Endangered back rub -- Sicker and quicker and other fast fixes -- Changing the weather -- Being nice gets us nowhere -- Resources -- 10: Yes, You Can Avoid: Sleep Pattern Disturbance Related To Occupational Worries -- Job search, part 1: while you're in school -- Networking at clinical -- Getting stuff for your resume -- Using school resources -- Job search, part 2: getting started -- Discovering what's out there -- Should I do medical/surgical time? -- When to start looking -- Resume on resumes -- Job search, part 3: the search itself -- Job-search strategies -- Interviewing -- Getting up to speed -- What's next? -- Resources -- Appendix: On humor and healing, including resources -- Humor for healing -- Make me laugh: for you -- Make me laugh: for your patients -- Web sites -- Index.
Summary, etc.: From the Publisher: This light-hearted, fun, fresh, and easy-to-read guide for nursing students by nursing students is full of practical information to help them cope with-and get the most out of-nursing school. Features a new section, "staff nurses speak," with quotes from staff nurses currently advising nursing students. Covers the use of podcasts, voice recorders, and CD-burning technology for recording and preserving lectures. Offers new, illustrative quotes from current nursing students and faculty members. Advises on respecting patient autonomy and dealing with end of life issues. Includes a new section on the nurse and media advocacy. Highlights financial aid and alternative ways to pay for education. Offers updated NCLEX coverage, including changing pass rates and tips for foreign students. Strategies to deal with the competitive nursing school admission process, including alternative ways to get an RN degree. Discussions of the nursing shortage and its impact on students' career choices and workplace environments. How to compare job offers, evaluate sign-on bonuses, and make wise decisions after graduation.
Subject: Anecdotes
Soins infirmiers
Schools, Nursing
Students, Nursing
Education, Nursing
Nursing students Anecdotes
Nursing students Psychology
Nursing Study and teaching
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