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Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree

the studySMART guide to learning at university, 1st Edition

By Victoria Boyd, Stephanie Mckendry

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200 pages

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Description

More and more people are considering a career in nursing or healthcare, but the thought of undertaking an academic degree at university can be intimidating. Whether you are moving straight from school or college or have been away from education for some time, Getting Ready for your Nursing Degree is essential preparation for anyone considering becoming or about to become a nursing student.

It looks at all aspects of university work in a straightforward way and provides advice, examples and activities designed to help you get the most out of classes, research and assessments, from your first lecture right through to sitting exams and learning on placement.

Designed with nursing students in mind, this small but perfectly formed guide is tailored to help you develop the skills you will need not only for your course but for your career and lifelong learning as a registered healthcare practitioner.

Table of Contents

Preface

Publisher's acknowledgements

Chapter 1 – Taking the obs

Introduction

The role of confidence and your past experiences

Activity 1.1

Activity 1.2

Confidence, effort and ability - two points of view

Evaluating your current skills

Activity 1.3

Activity 1.4

Translating university language

A quick phrasebook

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 2 – Learning to learn: life as a student nurse

Introduction

The student nurse experience

Success at university - becoming an independent learner

What skills do you need for university?

Activity 2.1

Myths and misunderstandings about university

Your life as a student - are you ready?

Activity 2.2

Activity 2.3

Activity 2.4

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 3 – Getting ready for classes

Introduction

Classes at university

Lectures

Activity 3.1

Note-taking

Activity 3.2

Tutorials and seminars

Placement learning

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 4 – Getting ready to find resources

Introduction

Why do I need to find resources?

Types of resources

How do I know I’m reading the right stuff?

Activity 4.1

Activity 4.2

Why take notes?

Your own strategy for reading and note-taking

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 5 – Getting ready for academic writing

Introduction

Academic writing conventions

Activity 5.1

Features of academic writing

Activity 5.2

Evidence and referencing

Activity 5.3

The Goldilocks approach to vocabulary and tone

Activity 5.4

Common mistakes in academic writing

Why do I have to spend so much time developing my writing?

Activity 5.5

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 6 – Getting ready for the essay writing process

Introduction

The essay writing process

Activity 6.1

Stage one: analyse the question

Stage two: get content and plan

Stage three: put it together

Activity 6.2

Stage four: edit

Activity 6.3

Common mistakes in essay writing

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 7 – Getting ready for exams

Introduction

Examining exams

Revision techniques

Activity 7.1

The revision process

Activity 7.2

Exam strategies

Coping with nerves

Resits

Handling feedback

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Chapter 8 – Getting ready for other assessments

Introduction

Reflective assessments

Activity 8.1

Activity 8.2

Presentations

Group work

Activity 8.3

What to take from this chapter

Reflective questions

Further support

Feedback

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General