What is Nursing? Exploring Theory and Practice
Exploring Theory and Practice
- Carol Hall - University of Nottingham
- Dawn Ritchie - University of Nottingham, UK
This book helps new nursing students, and those applying to nursing programmes, understand what being a nurse is all about. It explores the essential issues, processes and theories of nursing practice, and is therefore an ideal introductory text as you start your nursing programme, or as pre-course reading.
This revised edition includes a new first chapter on being a nursing student, with insights from students themselves, and explains what will be expected of you in the new all-degree programmes. Interviews with real nurses in each of the fields of practice gives you an important view into the real world of nursing.
- The revised third edition includes a new chapter on being a nursing student, with student tips and stories
- Updated with, and linked to, the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education
- Activities, case studies and scenarios helps you apply theory to practice
- Particularly suitable for first-year students and those applying to pre-registration programmes
This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice Series, the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes.
'A practical book that fully explains the role of the nurse. This book will give students an experience of being a nurse (as much as a book can) and help them decide if nursing is for them.'
...This is an easy to read textbook, in which the reader can read this from beginning to end or use as a tool. It is a book for British nurses written by lecturers from Nottingham University, both having both acute and paediatric nurse experience...This text book is written for the student nurse and moving towards registration, but this book will refresh any grade of nurse and put nursing and caring for the patient back into focus.
Fab book. Easy to understand and helps students to understand the unique contribution of nursing to healthcare practice.
A good introduction to theory for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate nursing students.
Recommended text with relevant theory and practice materials for our degree nursing students
An essential read for year 1-3 nursing students on the Bsc programme.
Nicely laid out book easy to follow and key theory addressed
This is a great text. Be ideal for people thinking of entering a career in nursing... Not for people in nursing
I did not like the fact that the reader had to source information themselves in order to follow the text. This made learning very disjointed
I have not read any thing quite as good as this for some time. Carol Hall has captured her valuable insight into nursing in practice, her words are invaluable to those who are seeking to understand the social and professional world of nursing.