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Team Working and Professional Practice for Nursing Associates

Team Working and Professional Practice for Nursing Associates

First edition

December 2022 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
As a trainee nursing associate, it is essential to understand what it means to be a registered professional and to know your role within an interdisciplinary team. This book will help you to develop your professional identity and give you the skills and knowledge to become a valued team member. Covering important topics such as understanding your responsibilities as a registered professional and how to be heard in difficult situations, this guide will enable you to become a confident and successful team player.

Key features: 
·        Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018)
·        Case studies and activities illustrate theory in different practice settings across all fields of nursing
·        Written specifically to address the unique experiences, challenges and requirements of the nursing associate role

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.
Chapter 1: What is an accountable professional?
Chapter 2: Understanding what guides your practice
Chapter 3: The inter-disciplinary team and how its members influence care
Chapter 4: How to deliver and contribute to person-centred care within a team
Chapter 5: Skills for team working
Chapter 6: How to be heard in difficult situations
Chapter 7: Maintaining your sense of identity and resilience as a nursing associate

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5: Skills for team working

Safina Bibi

Safina Bibi is a children’s nurse, Specialist Community Public Practitioner in School Nursing and a registered Practice Teacher. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer for the FdSc Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship at Birmingham City University (BCU) , leading on the Professional Practice module. She had a leading role in the team for quality assurance of the pilot site at BCU for the national development of the nursing associate role. Recently alongside her team she collected the Student Nursing Times Award 2021 for ‘Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year’. Safina is currently studying for her MA in... More About Author

Enrika Comley

Enrika Comley is NMC registered adult nurse and teacher, with a background in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiothoracic critical care. She is currently a lecturer at Birmingham City University and has been leading Leadership/Team working in Healthcare module for the nursing associates. Enrika has a special interest in human factors and how they contribute to effective team working, and delivering safe care to the service users. Being part of training first legacy cohort of nursing associates within university has given Enrika an insight into development of the role and the learning needs for the trainees. Enrika is... More About Author

Joanne Forman

Joanne Forman is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University and Course lead for the FdSc Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship. She is a Paediatric Nurse with a wealth of experience in general paediatrics and surgery and has a specialist degree in Burns and Plastics. She transitioned into Nurse Education working with Newly Qualified Practitioners during preceptorship. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is studying for an MA in Education with a specific interest in the Widening participation aspects of Higher Education. More About Author

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