Essential Study Skills for Nursing Students
By Nicola Evans
Routledge – 2014 – 208 pages
Nursing and healthcare students have a harder job than most! Not only do they have to master all the traditional academic study skills, they also have to integrate their learning with practice and manage their time extremely carefully. This book is a vital companion for students who want to make the most of their time and energy, and to pass their degree with ease.
Essential Study Skills for Nursing Students covers key areas of concern around the challenges of professionalism, academic study and clinical skill acquisition. Providing support on issues from time management to what is an appropriate level of analysis in an academic essay, this book includes techniques for learning, writing your dissertation, critiquing research papers, passing different sorts of assessment, achieving clinical outcomes, and managing and preparing for your placement.
Written in a relaxed style and containing plenty of tips, each chapter has an introductory section, scenario-based illustrative examples, a summary and a text box highlighting the chapter’s key points and offers practical strategies for the reader.
1. Welcome to Nursing 2. Professional Issues and Why They Matter 3. Teaching and Learning Strategies 4. Writing Styles and Academic Levels 5. Reflective Writing and Integrated Assignments 6. Doing Presentations 7. Critiquing Research Papers 8. Writing your Dissertation 9. Managing your Placement Experiences 10. Achieving Clinical Outcomes 11. Accessing Student Support Services 12. When Things Go Wrong 13. Preparation for Practice
Nicola Evans is a Lecturer in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Care at Cardiff University, UK.
Suzanne Hughes is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing, with special responsibility for Teaching and Learning, at Cardiff University, UK.