aNursing school did not adequately prepare me for this rolea and aWhy didnat anyone tell me about this when I was a student?a are commonly heard complaints from new nurses during their first two arite of passagea years following graduation. But this transition to professional practiceafraught with challenges, anxiety, triumphs, and tearsadoes not have to be so difficult. The Nurse Professional helps novices prepare for their transition into a areal worlda role from being a student through graduation, NCLEX success, job search, first job, and beyond. It is the only book to cover all of the steps that new nurses must take to ensure a smooth transition into the professional role. The author is a nurse educator and mentor with extensive experience in recruiting and orienting nurses. Dr. Hunt is also co-founder of the Nurse Advocacy Forum, providing advocacy, support, networking, professional development, leadership, and mentoring to students and new graduate nurses. She offers sound advice regarding the most current issues facing new nurses and practical strategies for obtaining a job of oneas choice, describes steps to take well before graduation to ensure a smooth transition to professional practice, and addresses the various indicators of academic achievement that are required for employment at some nursing facilities. She also discusses the benefits of externships, internships, professional development, and networking, how to develop a winning portfolio, and how to successfully transition into professional practice. This book provides information on workplace bullying and how to deal with it; the importance of self-care, self-advocacy, and networking; writing a rAcsumAc; interview skills; and much more. aTop 10 Tipsa in each chapter concisely highlight important topics. Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices. A PowerPoint presentation and templates for role play/simulation scenarios for faculty use are also available. Key Features: ac aTop 10 Tipsa in chapters concisely highlight important topics ac Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices ac Delivers specific, practical strategies and exercises for a successful transition and entry into practice ac Written by an experienced nurse/educator and nurse mentor who has extensive experience regarding how new nurses transition into practiceYou can expect to submit the following documents: aiai Application aiai Cover letter (see sample in Appendix) aiai RAcsumAc (see sample in Appendix) aiai Detailed list of clinical rotations aiai Essay (topic may be provided) aiai Official transcript ... the development of a 126 II NCLEX Success and First Nursing Position.
|Title||:||The Nurse Professional|
|Author||:||Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN|
|Publisher||:||Springer Publishing Company - 2014-10-24|