Fast Facts for the Student Nurse: Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

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Springer Publishing Company, May 17, 2012 - Medical - 186 pages
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"This guide by Stabler-Haas sets itself apart in its direct, kind, and professional tone...Notably, it concludes with chapters about success beyond graduation...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Written with candor and good humor, this Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.

Incorporating many real-life examples (drawn from more than 1,000 students taught by the author), Fast Facts for the Student Nurse clarifies common issues such as choosing a major, work/study arrangements, and difficulties associated with living at home. It discusses the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education, and graduate education, and helps readers identify what type of learner they are and how to capitalize on their strengths. Checklists to facilitate important decision making and charts and tables with "hot topics" are also included.

Key Features:

  • Provides, in Fast Facts format, all of the information new and experienced nursing students need to know for classroom and clinical success
  • Helps readers identify their learning style and capitalize on strengths
  • Covers the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education routes, graduate education, and how to survive the first year of practice

 

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Contents

Success in the Classroom
25
Success at the Clinical Site
61
Success at Home
97
Success Following Graduation
117
References
179
Index
181
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Susan Stabler-Haas, PMHCNS-BC, RN is a clinical nursing instructor at Villanova University, PA. She has over 30 years of classroom and clinical teaching experience in the areas of medical-surgical, critical care, geriatric, and psychiatric nursing. Her instruction is influenced by her prior roles as staff nurse, rehab nurse, and critical care nurse manager in five Philadelphia area hospitals. Professor Stabler-Haas has earned a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist designation from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a trained Mindfulness-Based Meditation teacher, and author of Fast Facts for the Student Nurse.

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