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1st Edition

Choosing Nursing
From application to offer and beyond

Edited By

Cathy Poole

ISBN 9780415533782
Published April 21, 2015 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

Becoming a nurse is a life-changing process and making the decision to study nursing at university is the first step. This short guide will help you decide whether it is the right move for you, give you an idea of which field of nursing might suit you best and provide useful tips for making a successful application.
Outlining the academic and clinical support that students can expect during their study, the stresses that they may face, how placements work and the role of the NMC for student nurses, this book includes a wide range of testimonials from nursing students as well as practising nurses.
Most importantly, it shows what is unique about each of the different fields, which include children’s nursing, adult nursing, mental health nursing, learning disability and defence nursing. It also looks at what all of these areas have in common – what makes nursing nursing and what makes nursing special.
With a final section looking to the future, with tips for getting your first job and highlighting nursing opportunities around the globe, this is the must-have, no-nonsense career advice book for all those considering nursing as a career option or waiting to start their nursing course or indeed for those nurses who are wishing to return to the nursing profession.

Table of Contents

Forward  Dame Elizabeth Fradd  Introduction  Cathy Poole  Part 1: Understanding Nursing  1. Defining Nursing Ann-Marie Dodson  2. Men in Nursing Stefan Cash  3. Nursing Misconceptions Jon Harrison  Part 2: Researching the Fields of Nursing  4. The Uniqueness of Adult Nursing Judy Lewis-Basson and Cathy Poole  5. The Uniqueness of Children and Young Person's Nursing Lisa Abbott and Cathy Poole  6. The Uniqueness of Mental Health Nursing Catharine Jenkins and Cathy Poole  7. The Uniqueness of Learning Disability Nursing Fiona Rich and Marie O'Boyle-Duggan  Part 3: How to Become a Nurse 8. What Skills and Qualities are Important? Cathy Poole  9. Applying for a Nursing Programme Cathy Poole  10. Professional Regulation Suzan Smallman  11. Returning to Nursing Practice  Tim Badger  Part 4: What and Where You Will Learn  12. Life in University Carol Doyle, Bethann Siviter and Cathy Poole  13. Life During Clinical Placements  Trevor Parker and Kate Wadley  14. Stresses of Being a Student Nurse  Cathy Poole  Part 5: Beyond Nurse Training  15. Employability Ruth Lawton  16. Securing Your First Job Ruth Lawton  17. Nursing Around the Globe Debbie Pittaway, Fang Yu and Anthony Tuckett  18. Embarking on a Journey of Lifelong Learning Tony Whittle and Cathy Poole 

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Cathy Poole has over 33 years’ experience in health and education. She has held positions in adult orthopaedics, children’s nursing, nursing management, the private sector and the higher education sector. Her main area of interest is renal nursing and she maintains her clinical professional development as a Bank Staff Nurse at a Children’s Hospice.