A Handbook for Student Nurses, 2015–16 edition

Introducing Key Issues Relevant to Practice
by Wendy Benbow & Gill Jordan
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Publisher: Scion Publishing

Publication Date: August 15, 2015

ISBN: 9781908625366

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The 2015–16 edition of A Handbook for Student Nurses has been brought completely up to date to incorporate the revised 2015 NMC Code, new NMC guidance on raising concerns and on using social media, the duty of candour, and other recent developments in the health service. References have also been comprehensively updated.

The book provides an introduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registration nursing students need as a foundation for their training. It covers the core of first year nursing studies:

  • Communication
  • Values and health care ethics
  • Reflection and personal development
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Study skills
  • Medicine, IV fluid and drug administration

Case studies and examples, activities and reflection points all aid learning, while references to legislation, key documents and reports, and website links to relevant organisations provide easy access to core information.

A Handbook for Student Nurses is widely recommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for new students.

What lecturers think about this book:

“I found this to be an excellent resource and I feel students new to the profession would find it extremely useful… The book is well-organised, highly readable and accessible.”

“An excellent introductory text for student nurses, written in a clear and illuminative style.”

“[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date and relevant information for pre- and post-registration nursing students.”

“This is an excellent book, full of relevant information for student nurses.”