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Transition to Registered Practice

Transition to Registered Practice
From Student to Qualified Nurse

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November 2019 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An essential guide for students transitioning from undergraduate to registered nurse. The book covers all topics included on a final year transition module, is suitable for all fields of nursing, and is mapped to the latest NMC standards.

In addition to the book’s coverage of key final year transition topics such as law and ethics, decision making and clinical accountability, there is also helpful guidance on how to further your career and become a successful nurse, post-registration. This includes advice on leadership and management skills, preceptorship, revalidation, and continued professional development (CPD).

To help students understand the realities of being a registered nurse, there are ‘Practice Scenarios’ in each chapter and real-life accounts from service users expressing their experience of using health services, so that students can understand the real needs of people in their care. The book also includes examples and scenarios from all fields, to show the differing practice environments and challenges that students will face.

Part 1: The beginning of the process
Chris Thurston
Chapter 1: The reality of transitioning from student to qualified nurse
Nick Wrycraft
Chapter 2: Preparing for your first job
Nick Wrycraft
Chapter 3: Becoming a qualified nurse
Nick Wrycraft and Zoe Dodd
Chapter 4: Preceptorship and supervision
Part 2: During the transition process
Patricia Macnamara
Chapter 5: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care
Chris Thurston and Marty Chambers
Chapter 6: Responsibilities regarding fitness to practice
Mary Northrop
Chapter 7: Decision making and clinical guidance
Part 3: Next phases
Chris Thurston
Chapter 8: CPD and revalidation
Chris Thurston & Nick Wrycraft
Chapter 9: Leadership and management
Nick Wrycraft
Chapter 10: Conclusion: Resilience and compassion in qualified practice

Great book which is a reassuring companion for final year students who are contemplating their imminent transition into registered practice.

Mr Shaun Kershaw
Petroc, Petroc College
December 2, 2020

Good for both yr2 and 3 nursing students.

Mrs jen menzies
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University
February 28, 2020

Chris Thurston

Chris Thurston uses her expertise and commitment to enhance the teaching of students drawing upon both nursing and research excellence. This is achieved by supporting the staff in the department in their roles of working with students and her own supervision of students from undergraduate level through to doctoral students.Christina has both specifically and generally supported a significant number of staff in their academic development; including the use of formal mentoring systems for new staff and by offering support and advice to any staff who have queries about the university rules and regulations and how to support students. A... More About Author

Nick Wrycraft

Dr Nick Wrycraft is a Senior Lecturer in mental health nursing and has a specialist interest in working with anxiety and depression, clinical supervision, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, recovery based approaches to mental health care, mental health promotion, service user input, and the inclusion of carers. More About Author