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Transition to Nursing Practice
From Student to Registered Nurse

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
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November 2021 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
The transition from student to newly registered nurse can be daunting but with the right preparation, you can step into your new role with confidence. This book provides valuable guidance on what to expect, practical strategies for easing the transition and advice for supporting your ongoing personal and professional development.

Key features
o   Each chapter is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards   
o   A new chapter on contemporary trends in nursing covers digital skills, peer facilitation, integrated working and more 
o   Self-assessment tools and reflective activities help you to examine your competencies and identify goals for your development 
o   A chapter on health and wellbeing illustrates the importance of self-care and recommends strategies to reduce stress and build resilience
Angela Darvill and Catherine Croughan
Chapter 1: Managing the transition from student to registered nurse
Denise Major and Joanne Keeling
Chapter 2. Self-assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudinal values through critical reflection
Joanne Keeling and Denise Major
Chapter 3: Transition focused reflection and personal development planning
Leyonie Higgins and Melanie Stephens
Chapter 4: Looking after your health and wellbeing during role transition
Jacqueline Leigh and Tyler Warburton
Chapter 5: Learning theory for personal and professional development
Angelina Chadwick and Jacqueline Leigh
Chapter 6: Identifying and developing clinical leadership in relation to transition
Melanie Stephens and Susan H. Walker
Chapter 7: Transition support
Andy Kay, Leyonie Higgins and Angela Darvill
Chapter 8: Preparing for, developing and maintaining your nursing career
Melanie Stephens, Cristina Vasilica, Dilla Davis, Angela Darvill, Jacqueline Leigh and Craig Priestley
Chapter 9: Contemporary issues and trends in nursing

Angela Darvill

Dr Angela Darvill was a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People’s nursing at the University of Huddersfield. Angela is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, has over 20 years experience in higher education and has been responsible for the education of nurses, mentors and lecturers. Angela’s PhD was a study of newly registered children’s nurses’ transition into children’s community nursing teams.  More About Author

Melanie Stephens

Dr Melanie Stephens is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Head of Interprofessional Education and a health service researcher. She previously led the School of Health and Society’s Preparation for Role Transition module. Melanie is a health service researcher of the Healthy Aging and Dementia Hub, with specific research interests in pressure redistributing properties of seating, tissue viability, and interprofessional education and working. More About Author

Jacqueline Leigh

Dr Jacqueline Leigh is Professor in Nurse Education Practice and is an adult nurse. An advocate for evidence-based supervision and assessment, Jackie has significant experience in developing innovative curricula that meet workforce needs in health and social care. Jackie is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of Advance HE and is passionate about practice education and clinical leadership. More About Author

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