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New Nurse's Survival Guide

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ISBN-10: 0071592865

ISBN-13: 9780071592864

Edition: 2010

Authors: Genevieve Chandler

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD,, is the Director of the Second Bachelor's Program, and a Distinguished Teacher Award-winner at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A nationally-known expert on nurse journaling, Dr. Chandler is a highly-recruited speaker on the power of personal clinical stories to positively affect one’s self and others.

Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
The Dream
But First: Take a Break!
Conclusion
The Reality
Taking the Leap from Student to Nurse
From Ending to Beginning
What You Need to Know
What You Are Expected to Bring with You
Transition
Interest in Education?
Conclusion
Getting a Nursing Job
Communicating Clearly through Your Resume and Cover Letter
Submitting Applications
Interviewing
Nursing Career Fairs
Your Own Career Development
You Are Your Most Invested Career Planner
Conclusion
Triage and Priority Setting
What Is Triage?
When Do You Perform Triage?
What Are Some Triage Systems?
How Do You Set Priorities Using Triage Systems?
How Do You Get Enough Information to Prioritize Adequately?
The Importance of Accurate, Timely Vital Signs
Pain and Where It Figures In
Patient Safety
I'm So Worried I'll Make a Mistake!
What Are the Most Common Errors?
What Can I Do to Keep My Patients Safe?
Future Directions: Thoughts from Students and Practicing Nurses
Some Final Thoughts and Advice from Nurses on Safety
Ask Yourself These Questions
Bonding
Feeling Like One of the Gang
Residency Programs: What Are They?
The Preceptor Relationship Is Key
What If There Is No Connection
Conclusion
Culture
Culture of Connection
Culture of Inquiry
A Culture of Quality of Life: Yours!
The Negative Culture
Conclusion
The Journey
Final Words
Conclusion
One Year Out
Conclusion
Where to Next?
Clinical Ladders
Certification
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Conclusion
Appendix
Index