The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse

Editor/Author Peate, Ian
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $36.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $54.00
ISBN: 978-1-118-81229-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 55
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything a newly registered nurse needs to know.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Reference
  • Chapter 1: Getting the job you want
  • Introduction
  • The role of the staff nurse
  • The Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • The job description
  • The application form
  • The personal statement
  • The curriculum vitae
  • Psychometric testing
  • Numeracy screening
  • The interview
  • Practicalities
  • What to wear for interview
  • Applying for a position overseas
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Crossing the threshold: the role and function of the staff nurse
  • Introduction
  • The transition
  • The bitter sweet – reality shock
  • Nursing and the NHS
  • Nursing careers
  • Modernising nursing careers
  • Nursing careers framework
  • Health and society
  • The role
  • The Career Framework for Health and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • The job description
  • Developing your role
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Support systems and preceptorship
  • Introduction
  • Preceptorship
  • Period of preceptorship
  • Preparation for preceptors
  • Documenting activity
  • Competence
  • Lack of competence
  • Induction
  • e-Learning
  • Skills passport
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Accountability and delegation
  • Introduction
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Delegation, accountability and responsibility
  • Principles of delegation
  • Assessing needs and delegating
  • Who should carry out the delegated activity?
  • Supervising others
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Using the evidence
  • Introduction
  • Definitions of terms
  • Evidence-based practice, research and quality improvement
  • Five stages of evidence-based practice
  • Integrating evidence-based practice into care delivery
  • Challenges to implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Working with patients and their families
  • Introduction
  • The NHS Constitution
  • The NHS complaints procedure
  • Statement writing
  • The statement
  • Writing the statement
  • Statement format and layout
  • The introduction
  • The narrative (the body of the statement)
  • Summary
  • Statement of truth
  • References and appendices
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council's investigations
  • Resources
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7: New ways of working: advancing nursing practice
  • Introduction
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Standards and guidance
  • From novice to expert
  • Competent nurses
  • Proficient nurse
  • Expert nurse
  • Advanced nurse practitioner
  • Becoming an advanced nurse practitioner
  • Professional indemnity
  • Nurse prescribing
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Becoming a manager
  • Introduction
  • The staff nurse as manager
  • Leadership and management
  • Change management
  • Team working
  • Managing conflict
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Continuing professional and personal development
  • Introduction
  • Revalidation
  • Appraisal
  • What appraisal is and what appraisal is not
  • The process
  • The annual process
  • The meeting
  • Continuing professional development
  • Recording
  • Reflecting
  • Tracking
  • Planning
  • Reviewing
  • Professional development activities
  • Storing the evidence required – the portfolio
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Teaching, learning and assessing
  • Introduction
  • Standards of teaching, mentoring and assessing in practice
  • The role of the stage 1 mentor
  • Teaching and learning in the clinical setting
  • The learning environment
  • Frameworks for teaching and learning
  • Behaviourism
  • Humanism
  • Adult learning
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Involving patients in clinical teaching
  • Patient teaching
  • Conclusion
  • References