Written in a conversational style, this book helps the reader make the most of their nursing and midwifery education by addressing key issues such as how a nursing or midwifery programme is structured, how to choose the right university, how to make the most of the interview process, appreciating the personal implications of studying full time, and crucially, making the most of the various learning opportunities that contribute to personal and professional development.
Readers are guided in a straightforward, clear and concise way to meet both the academic and clinical expectations of the programme, such as how to organize and plan assignments, how to write in an academic way, how to develop analytical and critical skills, how to correctly reference and avoid plagiarism, how to use information technology, and how to develop the nursing and midwifery–specific skills associated with working in clinical and care environments.
While aimed primarily at nursing and midwifery students, this book is also useful for lecturers wanting to support their students in their education and help them avoid some of the potential pitfalls associated with healthcare education.
1 Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education: An Overview (Eddie Meyler and Steve Trenoweth).
PREPARING FOR NURSING/MIDWIFERY EDUCATION.
2 A Student s Journey (Sue McGowan).
3 How Your Programme is Structured (Eddie Meyler and David Stroud).
4 Applying for a Nursing/ Midwifery Programme (Denise Burley).
5 The Student with a Disability, Chronic Health or Learning Need (Pauline McInnes and Stella Tarantino).
6 The Interview (David Stroud and Eddie Meyler).
DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS.
7 Using Information Technology (Anthony Meyler).
8 Getting the Most From Your Library (Pam Louison).
9 Becoming Analytical (Deirdre Kelley–Patterson).
10 Critiquing the Healthcare Literature (Steve Trenoweth and Simon Jones).
11 Organising and Planning Your Theoretical Assessments (Steve Trenoweth).
12 How to Write in an Academic Way (Julia Magill–Cuerden).
13 How To Reference and Avoid Plagiarism (David Stroud).
14 Making the Most of Assessment Feedback (Lai Chan Koh).
DEVELOPING CLINICAL SKILLS.
15 Maximising Your Learning in Clinical Practice (Karen Elcock and Stella Brophy).
16 Developing Your Clinical Skills (Deann Cox and Steve Trenoweth).
17 Surviving the Clinical Environment (Kris Ramgoolam, Stella Brophy, Eddie Meyler and Steve Trenoweth).
18 How To Survive Exams (Ian Chisholm–Bunting and Sue Vernon).
19 How to Get the Best Out of The Student s Union (Elizabeth Huntbach, Mathew Pledger and Maja Dawson).
20 Getting Support from Your Personal Tutor (Steve Trenoweth and Helen Robson).
PREPARING FOR YOUR NURSING/MIDWIFERY CAREER.
21 Personal Change (David Stroud and Steve Trenoweth).
22 Preparing Yourself for Your Nursing/ Midwifery Career (Samantha Torres).
23 Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education: Final Thoughts (Steve Trenoweth and Eddie Meyler).
"This is a book which should appeal to all students who have entered nursing and/or midwifery education..." (Primary Healthcare, 1st October 2007)
"...for a prospective student who wants to know more...this book is a very good place to start." (International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, October 2007)