Transitions in Nursing Preparing for Professional Practice - 5th Edition

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Transitions in Nursing is a clear and contemporary resource that assists students as they transition to practising, registered nurses.

Written by renowned editors, Esther Chang and John Daly, the fifth edition places a strong focus on competencies, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflective practice and professional frameworks, offering fresh insights and suggestions to support senior nursing students and recent graduates when faced with key issues during the transition to practice.

Offering a range of strategies and a practical approach, Transitions in Nursing is a valuable resource that challenges and motivates students, educators and administrators throughout key stages of the transition to professional nursing practice.

  • Emphasis on self-care and stress management help you to reflect on the psychosocial aspects of the overall transition experience.
  • Increased focus on conflict resolution provides you with clear strategies and skills when dealing with the world of work.
  • Stronger insights into primary healthcare help strengthen your understanding within the Australian and New Zealand nursing context.
  • Updated research and literature provide contemporary insights into key issues including organisational culture, communication with patients and families, learning to work in teams and professional development strategies.

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Instructor and Student Resources

Two additional case studies and reflective questions on each chapter

  • Chapter 8 reinforces concepts of self-care and stress management to reflect and enhance psychosocial aspects of the overall transition experience
  • Chapter 14 has an increased focus on conflict resolution
  • NEW chapter Understanding Primary Healthcare provides a comprehensive ANZ overview of primary healthcare nursing
  • NEW evolve resources
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

About the Authors

Professor Esther May Lan Chang RN, CM, BAppSc (AdvNsg), DNE, MEdAdmin, PhD, FCN (NSW); Professor of Nursing and Research Director, School of Nursing, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, NSW

Professor John Daly RN, PhD, FCN, FRCNA; Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, University of Technology, Sydney. Emeritus Professor, University of Western Sydney, NSW. Adjunct Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition, James Cook University, Queensland; Adjunct Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Texas, El Paso, US.

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