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Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

May 2011 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.
Beginning Your Learning in Nursing
Overview of Study and Writing Skills Necessary to Be an Effective Nursing Student
Being Numerate: Number Skills for Nursing Practice
Working with Others: Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Being Literate: Writing Skills for Nursing Practice
Technology Skills: Making the Computer Work for You
Information Literacy: Making the Library Work for You
Evidence-Based Practice: Aspiring to Achieve Quality
Reflection: Looking backwards, Moving forwards
Portfolios and Personal Development Plans: Keeping Track of Your Learning

Very useful book.

Course runs monthly for approximate intake of 60 students each month.

Programme validated until 2016

Mr Nick Gee
School of Professional Practice, Birmingham City University
November 1, 2013


Ms Georgie Cox
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
June 28, 2013

Excellent book especially for first and second year undergraduate nursing students. This book tackles most of the learning skills essential to all nurses embarking on a BSc.

Dr Josette Bettany-Saltikov
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
August 8, 2012

Very similar to texts already utilised

Margaret Learmonth
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
July 19, 2012

A useful study skills book for our pre-nursing students. Although rather dry in its presentation the case studies and scenarios are useful. It dips into most areas providing a broad basis to work from.

Mrs Christine Deeley
Access to Higher Education, Norfolk Adult Education Service
June 21, 2012

This book covers a wide range of appropriate topics for the student nurse. It is informative and is an excellent resource for the full three years of the course

Mr Patrick Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University
June 12, 2012

Very good introductory text linked robustly to NMC standards for pre-reg education and essential skills clusters. It is, as ever with this series, an accessible text for students in terms of both readability and affordability. There are many activities and case studies throughout which students always welcome. Inclusion of a chapter on numeracy is particularly useful as this is an area that does seem to terrify some students.

Mr Keith Bradley-Adams
Nursing (St David's Campus), Swansea University
June 6, 2012

I felt there was not enough detail about developing critical thinking and working at Level 6

Mr John Aldridge
Department of Learning Disability, Northampton University
June 1, 2012

Good support book for the firstyear students, recommended that the library have iin stock

Mr Bernard Mccarthy
School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
March 16, 2012

Many students lo0king for help with puttng adlut learning into context - very useful

Ms Lorraine Burgess
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
March 13, 2012

Nicky Davis

Nicola Davis is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, where she teaches and researches on inter-professional working, work-based learning and evidence-based care. She is particularly interested in reflecting on the experiences of service users of health care. An experienced registered nurse, she has worked in critical care, general medical nursing, research and staff development within the NHS. More About Author

Alison Clark

Alison Clark is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham. She teaches across nursing theory and practice with a specific remit for public health and health promotion, and also teaches health psychology, professional development and mentorship. She has implemented learning sets to support practice-based learning for mentors and students and has developed practice-led portfolios and web based resources for mentorship, securing funding from two Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence sites. Alison continues to work with a local cancer support group to maintain her interest in the... More About Author

Martina O'Brien

Martina O’Brien is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at London South Bank University, where she teaches on pre-registration courses. Martina’s clinical nursing background is mainly in surgical nursing and practice development. She has taught at the University since 2004. Her particular units of study she has responsibility for include medicines management and professional role development for adult branch nurses. She also manages OSCE’s for final year students. More About Author

Karen Sumpton

Karen Sumpton is a Digital Skills Trainer at the University of Salford. Her background is in librarianship and IT training. She currently runs the ECDL programme and provides training in a wide range of IT software and learning technologies. More About Author

Caroline Plaice

Caroline Plaice is Faculty Librarian in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England where she leads a library team providing resources and support to students, staff and health professionals More About Author

Suzanne Waugh

Suzanne Waugh is Learning Skills tutor at the University of Salford. Her background is in both Archaeology and Psychology, and she currently runs the University’s study skills programme. Suzanne is also a qualified adult numeracy teacher, and is developing numeracy provision for student nurses. More About Author

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