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Study Skills for Nurses

Study Skills for Nurses

Second Edition
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December 2007 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Study Skills for Nurses will show you how to develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. Written in a lively and down-to-earth style it will help you face everyday challenges with confidence.

There is practical advice on:

  • Effective time management
  • Conducting a literature search
  • Using technology in your study
  • Planning and writing assignments
  • Using references
  • Revision and passing exams
  • Skills for students with special needs
  • Achieving a work/life balance

Study Skills for Nurses is designed to help you get the most from your course and to develop skills which will stand you in good stead throughout your course and also in continuing your professional development post-qualification. With regular summaries, learning aids, checklists and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find this book easy to follow and handy to refer to throughout their course.

How to Manage Time Effectively
Technology for Nurses
Managing Literature and Related Material
Assignment Writing
Passing Examinations and Other Theoretical Assessments
Theory and Practice
Students with Special Needs
Personal and Professional Development


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This is a very useful textbook for new students

Mrs Maxine Cromar-Hayes
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
May 14, 2015

This is a clear, accessible but intellectually meaningful text, that understands the different demands, resources and expectations that student nurses may have, and provides them with a blueprint for navigating their way around the world of practice and academia without losing sight of real life. The chapters on time management and on reflection are particularly helpful.

Mrs Hazel Chapman
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Chester University
March 31, 2015

Well written, easy to access information that will help those who feel their skills are a littel rusty and need a refresher. The use of the boxes for various things throughout the text made accessig the detail easy and logical. A very helpful and easy to use book that I know I will kepp dipping into and will be showing as a useful guide for my new starters. Thank you.

Mrs Christine Jackson
department of community health and social care, Hull University
December 6, 2011

I have recommended for all pre-registration students in the new curricluim commencing Sept 2011 in the new learning to learing weeks one in each year. The content of this week is still being decided but essentially it is about study skills.
this book provided a good foundation for student to build upon. I particulary like the box and tips throughout the text

Dr Mary Braine
School of Nursing, Salford University
June 6, 2011

simple, consise, well laid out guide through study skills and their development

Mr Daniel Monk
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
May 10, 2011

Practical exam preparation tips presented in an easily accessible format.

Mrs Alice Skull
Acute Care, Anglia Ruskin University
January 20, 2011

this is a very good book which I will recommend to my students. There is consideration for the pressures student nurses face while completing their course and how to deal with different situations.

Ms Karen Sneddon
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 19, 2011

this is very well written book which will be highly recommended to both pre and post reg students

Dr Alison Pooler
nursing, Keele University
September 14, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

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