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The Student Nurse Handbook

The Student Nurse Handbook [Kindle Edition]

Bethann Siviter
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"This is an excellent and inspirational book for those embarking on a nursing course. The content provides a host of useful and indispensable information for all nursing pathways.”
Nursing Standard, January 28 :: vol 23 no 21 :: 2009

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This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse.
  • Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility
  • Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use
  • Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student
  • Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites
  • The two-colour design makes it attractive to use
  • Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care.
  • Expanded section on nursing models
  • More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills.
  • More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice
  • Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches.
  • Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0702029467
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Bailliere Tindall; 2 edition (25 Jun 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058G8AJY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,044 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Student Nurse Handbook 8 Sep 2008
This book is a superb guide for getting started as a pre registration student, it is packed with a host of useful information and is indespensible is guiding students through those tough few months.
The book gives a superb account of how to tackle assignments, how to avoid acts og plaigerism has reviews on medications, reflective practice, portfolios and much more.
The book apparently was written from views of students and what they thought they would like in a book, and this book was put together from all the information gathered, it is very clearly written and easy to understand, and above all will give a superb starter for getting you through not only your first year but will guide you through most of your program.
I have to say that this book has been an absolute gem of a read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, highly recommended. 13 Aug 2009
Im about to start my nursing course at university this September (2009) and I had this book given to me as a Christmas present last year, well I did ask for the book, and it has been invaluble. I will be telling all my future students on the course to buy this handbook as it has been a real help in preparing myself for the course ahead. Its full of information that one may not want to ask at the time for fear of looking a fool. I definitely am pleased to have this in my collection and shall be buying Bethann's Newly Qualified Nurse Handbook in three years time.

The book is a nice size, and well laid out, I like the amusing pictures in it too. Bethann writes as if she is talking to you and thats what makes it different to a rather cold, clinical textbook...plenty of time to read those in the future!

For newbies and those who havent yet started the course, I suggest you buy this book. (The 2nd edition).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're considering nursing - BUY THIS NOW!!! 15 Aug 2011
By Ysmum84
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In my first year, this was a bible as it outlined what to expect.

As a second year nurse I refer to it less but only because I need to look for more indepth research. However all that Siviter writes about is correct and what can and will happen in teachings/uni and placements.

This book is a MUST for any new/budding student nurse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Student Nurse Handbook second edition 7 Oct 2010
By May
Fantastic book for anyone starting a career in nursing.I read it from cover to cover. I keep dipping into it for advice and information. Like having a best friend for guidance.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
A pragmatic book written for Student Nurses by someone who has `been there and got the t-shirt'. By covering nursing history, current roles and bandings it already is at risk of dating. Chapters are varied; academia, confidentiality and NMC guidelines to name a few, however the lack of detail questions whether this is a `handbook'. The chapter on placements has incredibly pragmatic advice for new students and therefore feel this book would suit someone considering nursing or at best a 1st year. Undoubtedly Siviters sense of humour is discreetly in abundance and reassuring from an `unconfident student' perspective.
I do feel there are better books geared towards students already on the course, however if you want a easy reading basic insight, covering varying topics in lesser detail this may be the book for you, however if you are already studying I would say save your money, there is better out there
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy 19 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was money well spent as I was not sure what to expect in nursing and it was an hones account on what to expect. Very useful tips to know for everyday nursing and general knowledge. Again, one of those books that is written in simple straight forward language.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By MsMoose
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first come across this book in the local library and had hold of it for six weeks before I actually got around to looking at it. I found it so informative and helpful that I knew I had to buy a copy. I consider this a handy book for people waiting to start training at university or those in their 1st year.

It covers a multitude of topics and gives helpful informative information on things like clinical placements, drug calculations, preparing and writing winning assignments as well as how to avoid plagiarism. It also has tips on coping with stress, how to understand nursing models as well as medical terminology and other nursing jargon. It also covers legal and ethical issues.

As a mature future nursing student, I found this guide an essential purchase for preparation to university! Older students don't be put off by the cover, it really is a great book for anyone regardless of age considering a career or starting a career in nursing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "This is a good book" 19 Dec 2011
If you are a nursing student I really recommend this book, because it informs you about the basis of the nursing profession and it will help you through your training. It is written in an easy to read format which allows you to understand some complicated subject matters and it's a useful source for finding references. I would also recommend Siviter's Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars quite good
Actually was a tad disappointed with the book, bought it in preperation for starting nursing degree at uni and quite early in the course realised that there were things missing... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Nikki
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have book
Purchase for my wife, helped her to qualify to become a staff nurse. Certainly recommended by her and me, we purchased other books via Amazon too.
Published 5 months ago by Planetretro
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful
I bought this to find out more information about the course I am about to go on and also to build my confidence. Read more
Published 7 months ago by sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars thanks
Thank you for selling this to me. It was a great read and helped me through my training as a childrens nurse
Published 9 months ago by Thom Hinds
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
As I am beginning nursing training this year I bought this to prepare. This book is very informative, and has everything possible you would need to know, from beginning placements,... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kara
5.0 out of 5 stars good value
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book in good condition so would buy off this seller again

extremely useful book for those who are embarking on nurse degree, from someone who... Read more
Published 17 months ago by sallyann
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
Bought this for my partner and just what she wanted as gives you the basics and more to boot

Good value and arrived on time
Published 17 months ago by Mr J Latta
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent excellent book
This book is brilliant, it gives such an excellent overview of what life is like as a student nurse and provides case studies and quotes from student nurses so you can see how the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kelly L Robson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
Good book for student nurses, easy to understand.
Handy tips for nursing students helps with course work and handy tips about stress etc.

Good Book!
Published 19 months ago by Sadia Naqshbandi
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for student nurses.
I love this book. I'm just coming to the end of my three year training and have referred to this book on countless occasions. Read more
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