Essentials of Nursing Practice
- Catherine Delves-Yates - University of East Anglia, UK
Introduction to Nursing | Introduction to Nursing
Delivering knowledge, theory and skills for the NMC Future Nurse curriculum.
This definitive textbook introduces the core topics and essential information that every nursing student will need to master during their degree. Written by a diverse team of nursing educators from around the UK, with input from patients, practitioners and students, the book delivers a complete solution that challenges modern nursing practice and prepares students for the changing health needs of communities and individuals.
- Adopts a values-based and person-centred approach to nursing
- Modelled on the NMC Standards providing full coverage of the core curriculum
- Real-life ‘voices’ and experiences from patients, students and practitioners bring the subject to life
- Includes active learning features that develop graduate nursing skills such as critical thinking, reflection and evidence-based practice
Lecturers and educators can also access a collection of exclusive teaching materials including presentation slides for each chapter, hundreds of multiple choice and short-form questions, guided case studies as well as recommendations for video-based activities with assignable questions.
I think this book is excellent - I can’t wait to purchase a copy. It's everything a student nurse could need all in one place, a one-stop shop for orientation to the world of nursing.
It seems to cover everything a student would want to know. The case studies are great and I was especially pleased to see learning disabilities so prominently, and family-centred case studies. The activities are excellent and I can imagine lecturers buying this book and adapting them for classroom discussion too.
This book has everything that we want to convey to our student nurses as a good foundation of knowledge on which to build throughout their course. It is a useful guide to our profession, the values, skills and knowledge we possess. The case studies are good to encourage critical thinking and the chapter summaries, activities, glossaries etc are great to bring each chapter to a close and for the student to reflect on what has been learnt.
Students find the use of case studies and step by step instructions for skills easy to follow.
Moved to a new university. Will consider adoption on courses there as the content was relevant and accessible.
A comprehensive core text for nursing students
I utilise some chapters within this text to inform lectures.
excellent text book, perfect for our first years starting out on their learning journey
Great to receive the updated version of this book, which is always a great resource.
THis is an informative text for any student nurse. The chapters are easy to navigate and the reference to the NMC code remind students of the requirements of a nurse. The introductory chapter exploring what is nursing and what is a nurse provides shape to an exercise for experienced nurses to revisit their ideas about nursing and their role.
Each chapter clearly addresses the title and provides a narrative with activities to promote thought and learning.
I recommend this book to nursing students across all fields of practice, it is easy to navigate and the narrative is meaningful an wholly relates to nursing practice.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is nursing and what is a nurse?