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How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course

First Edition

June 2017 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course is designed to help readers that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. This helpful text is packed with useful information and practical exercises to help readers cope with all of the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students, including:
  • Juggling time
  • Succeeding in assignments and exams
  • Understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements
  • Managing finances
  • Coping with stress
  • Applying for jobs and more
Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something readers can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Chapter 1: So you want to be a nurse or a midwife?
Chapter 2: You're more than just a student
Chapter 3: Communication and interpersonal skills
Chapter 4: Procrastination: putting things off and delaying the obvious
Chapter 5: Evidence-based practice
Chapter 6: Succeeding at assessments
Chapter 7: Reflective practice
Chapter 8: Making theory make sense in clinical practice
Chapter 9: Fitness to Practise – how to be a safe and professional nurse or midwife
Chapter 10: Expectations and responsibilities in nursing and midwifery clinical practice
Chapter 11: Planning and preparing your career in nursing or midwifery
Chapter 12: Developing your Professionalism

Juggling your time, what's expected of you both in real life and when you're on placement, coping with stress and applying for jobs… this covers everything that you could possibly need to know. I would highly recommend that you read this book.

Registered Mental Health Nurse

As 1sy year coordinator for adult pre-reg nursing, this book is invaluable. Well written and really assists the student.

Mrs Annemarie Horn
Nursing and Midwifery (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
November 11, 2019
Key features

Key need: Nursing and midwifery students struggle to balance academic work such as assignments with placements and home life.

 Feature: This book helps students succeed at all three aspects of their course by giving advice on how to manage time, how to succeed at assignments, how to cope on your first placement, and how to deal with personal issues that commonly affect nursing and midwifery students.

 Key need: Nursing and midwifery students can find it hard to ask for advice and admit when they are struggling.

 Feature: This book is written as a friendly advisor in book form, full of information students may not want to ask about and pointers of where to go for more support. It also includes advice and tips direct from students so readers know they are not alone in their struggles. It will be written in an informal friendly style with lots of easy checklists, summaries and links to further information.

 Key need: Nursing and midwifery students are often worried about their future careers, applying for jobs and what are the legal requirements as a registered practitioner so they don't make mistakes.

 Feature: This book covers the real expectations in practice as well as legal and professional requirements. It also includes sections on career planning and applying for jobs.

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Chapter 1

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