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Developing Academic Skills for Nursing Associates
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Developing Academic Skills for Nursing Associates

Second edition
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February 2024 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

If you are keen to succeed in your studies as a Trainee Nursing Associate, then this is the study skills book for you. Written specifically for students and apprentices, this 2nd edition prepares you for higher education by helping you to develop key academic skills like time management, independent learning, academic writing, referencing, and literature searches. The book also covers important skills for your future career as a Nursing Associate, including portfolio development, delivering presentations, and using digital technologies to support your learning.

Key features:

·       Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018)

·       Case studies, activities and other learning features help you master the skills, whatever your level.

·       Focused specifically on the skills you will need in your studies and practice, both now and in the future.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Understanding Nursing Associate Practice series (UNAP) is a new collection of books uniquely designed to support trainee Nursing Associates throughout their training and into a professional career.

Lucy Heath, originally by Marion Taylor
Chapter 1: Transition to higher education
Esther Reid, originally by Marion Taylor
Chapter 2: Planning for study
Lucy Heath, originally by Carmel Fitzsimons
Chapter 3: Ways of learning and learning styles
Áine Feeney
Chapter 4: Skills for assessments
Sinead Mehigan
Chapter 5: Reflective writing
Sinead Mehigan
Chapter 6: Digital and technological literacy
Cariona Flaherty
Chapter 7: Evidence-based practice
Raquel Rosales, originally by Cariona Flaherty
Chapter 8: Using the literature
Lena Polychronidi, originally by Cariona Flaherty
Chapter 9: Academic writing skills
Áine Feeney
Chapter 10: Presentation skills
Esther Reid, originally by Marion Taylor
Chapter 11: Portfolio development

Cariona Flaherty

Cariona Flaherty RGN, Higher Dip, BSc (Hons), PGCHE, FHEA, is a senior lecturer in adult nursing and programme leader for Nursing Associates at Middlesex University. Cariona is a specialist trained critical care nurse, who has extensive senior clinical and critical care education experience. In addition to her academic role, Cariona is currently a doctoral student at Middlesex University undertaking research related to critical thinking in undergraduate nurse education. More About Author

Marion Taylor

Marion Taylor SFHEA is an Associate Professor and Director of Programmes at Middlesex University.  Marion is a RGN and has a wealth of senior academic experience in leading the development and delivery of nursing and nursing associate programmes. Marion has interest and expertise in supporting students who are also employees, and working in close partnership with employers to ensure students realise their potential. More About Author

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