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Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

May 2012 | 120 pages | Learning Matters

The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student.

This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, OSCIs, presentations and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Key Features

  • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for the new degree;
  • Examples of good and bad assessments apply the theory to practice;
  • Plenty of activities help to build confidence in developing these skills.
Kay Hutchfield
An Introduction to Assessment in Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes
Kay Hutchfield
Succeeding in Written Assignments
Kay Hutchfield
Succeeding in Practice Assessments
Mooi Standing
Succeeding in Written Examinations
Kay Hutchfield
Succeeding in Portfolios
Pam Page
Succeeding in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
Kay Hutchfield
Succeeding in Presentations
Kay Hutchfield
Where to Look for Support with Your Assessments

Recommended for those students who require some extra help when writing essays and sitting exams. The students have found it very useful and easy to follow.

Julie Hadley
Nursing and Midwifery Stafford, Staffordshire University
August 27, 2013

This is a most useful text for students preparing for thier nursing assessments which takes away the mystery and provides clear guidance.

Mrs Julia Booth
Nursing and Midwifery Department, Coventry University
August 6, 2013

There are several books on this topic so it is useful to dip into different ones to get a variety of ideas

Mr Pam Sharp
Social Work Headington, Nottingham Trent University
July 2, 2013

This is a good user friendly book for suitable for JF students.

Ms Sandra Fleming
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Camhs
June 26, 2013

Good for pre-registration nursing students

Mrs Chris O'Grady
Nursing Department, Glyndwr University
June 25, 2013

A good text for those students struggling with the change to academic writing.

Miss Carol Reid
scho, Brighton University
June 5, 2013

Although the course is for foundation degree students, they undertake similar assessments to student nurses and so the book is highly applicable. Many also go on to complete the pre-reg nursing course.

Mrs Maggie Reeves
Institute of Health & Society, Worcester University
May 14, 2013

Very good as an aid to coaching students on the course in preparation for assessment. Some good tips for students to adopt to succeed.

Ms Jennifer Rooks
Nursing Harold Wood, London South Bank University
April 11, 2013

Handy book to have -as we do not use OSCEs that much in our university this book is not relevant. However, gives ckear instructions for essays

Miss Anna Partanen
Nursing , Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
March 18, 2013

Nice book for students who want to get the most out of their study efforts

Ms Kathleen Rooney
Dept of Nursing, Dundalk Institute of Technology
March 14, 2013

Kay Hutchfield

Kay Hutchfield began her nursing career in both orthopaedic nursing and adult nursing before becoming a children's nurse and later a clinical teacher. She has recently retired after 18 years as a senior lecturer in higher education. She has worked primarily in pre-registration nursing education, and has a keen interest in curriculum development. Kay has been programme director for three pre-registration child nursing programmes, and has developed a keen interest in developing students’ fundamental research skills and managing risk in academic work as well as in care management. Her experience working as a personal tutor and pathway... More About Author

Mooi Standing

Dr Mooi Standing is an independent academic nursing consultant with over 40 years’ experience that includes: (i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; (ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Master’s level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences; (iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and (iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development... More About Author

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