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Becoming a Nurse

20% discount and on this title.Becoming a Nurse is a clear and concise introduction to the contexts of the contemporary nursing environment.The second edition takes an evidence-based approach to equip student nurses with the core knowledge and skills necessary for their undergraduate program and clinical placement and to take into their careers. Written with everyday, accessible language and a systematic structure, Becoming a Nurse covers key topics in nursing including the Australian healthcare system, communication technologies, leadership and evidence-based practice. Each chapter is rich with features to support student learning and competency development, and has been updated throughout to include the latest references and research in nursing. Key featuresCritical reflection sections encourage students to self-reflect, as well as explore and critique ways of thinking and behaving in nursing practiceTheory to practice sections demonstrate the clinical application of theory and research to practiceDiscussion questions at the end of each chapter help students develop and apply their knowledge of key concepts New to this editionNew chapters:3. Interprofessional collaboration4. Cultural diversity in healthcare6. Research in clinical practice10. Translating knowledge into practice13. Health information systems and technologiesNew systematic structure and revised pedagogy for improved clarity and consistencyReferences and resources have been updated throughout
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Becoming a NurseIntroductionYou as an individualThe Historical development of nursingProfessional boundariessummary2. Transition from Student Nurse to Registered NurseTransitionTransition to Professional Practice ProgramSummary3. Interprofessional CollaborationIntroductionTerminology and definitionsContextualisation of IPCBenefts and challenges of IPCInerprofessional capabilitiesChallenge to future health practitionersSummary4. Cultural Diversity in HealthcareCultural diversity in AustraliaCulturally competent care-what is it?Cultural competence development through daily practiceSummary5. Entering Clinical SettingsTransition from university to the clinical settingPrior work experienceCareer goalsTransition to Professional Practice ProgramSummary6. Research in Clinical PracticeIntroductionWhat is research?Summary7. Australia's Healthcare SystemAustralia's healthcare systemAustralia's healthcare workforceChanges to service deliverySummary8. Leadership in Nursing and HealthcareIntroductionLeadership and emotional intelligenceLeadership and nursesClinical leadershipLeadership for the futureSummary9. Essential Competencies for the Registered NurseEssential competenciesSkills and competenciesBeginning registered nurse competenciesOther nursing competenciesSummary10. Translating Research Knowledge into PracticeIntroductionWhat is knowledge translation?What is evidence-based practice?Summary11. Safety, Quality and the Registered NurseIntroductionSafety, quality and the registered nurseViolence in the workplaceHarassment in the workplaceEveryone's responsibilitySummary12. Legal Responsibilities and EthicsIntroductionNurses' legal responsibilities in relation to professional practiceEthicsPatient rightsNon-clinical ethical issuesWhistleblowingSummary13. Health Information Systems and TechnologiesIntroductioneHealthNursing informaticsNursing informatics competenciesmHealthSummary14. Lifelong learning and the Registered NurseIntroductionContinuing professional developmentLifelong learningCareer planningApplying for a positionTaking care of yourselfSummary

About the Author

Maria Fedoruk - Program Director of the Stage 2 Bachelor of Nursing program, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia. Anne Hofmeyer - Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia.

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