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Fast Facts for the Student Nurse: Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

by Susan Stabler-Haas Springer Publishing Company
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Pbk 200 pages
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'This guide by Stabler-Haas sets itself apart in its direct, kind, and professional tone...Notably, it concludes with chapters about success beyond graduation...Recommended.'--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Written with candor and good humor, this Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX. Incorporating many real-life examples (drawn from more than 1,000 students taught by the author), Fast Facts for the Student Nurse clarifies common issues such as choosing a major, work/study arrangements, and difficulties associated with living at home. It discusses the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education, and graduate education, and helps readers identify what type of learner they are and how to capitalize on their strengths. Checklists to facilitate important decision making and charts and tables with 'hot topics' are also included. Key Features: Provides, in Fast Facts format, all of the information new and experienced nursing students need to know for classroom and clinical successHelps readers identify their learning style and capitalize on strengthsCovers the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education routes, graduate education, and how to survive the first year of practice

Preface ix

Part I: Your New Life as a Student Nurse

1. Now That Your Journey Has Begun

2. Common Myths Regarding Nursing

3. Facing the Challenge of Your Chosen Major

Part II: Success in the Classroom

4. Optimizing the Value of Classroom Time

5. Interacting With Your Instructor

6. What Kind of Learner Are You?

7. The Digital World of Nursing Education

Part III: Success at the Clinical Site

8. The Clinical Experience

9. Once On-Site

10. Patients as People

Part IV: Success at Home

11. Working, Family, and Crises That Won't Wait

12. You Are Your Own Patient

Part V: Success Following Graduation

13. Licensure

14. NCLEX (The National Council License Examination)

15. The Basics of Job Hunting in Nursing

16. The Fine Points of Job Hunting in Nursing

17. Reaching for the Next Star

18. What? Me Publish?

19. Insuring Your Investment

20. A Nursing Fable


Susan Stabler-Haas is a registered nurse who has taught in Diploma, Associate, Baccalaureate, RN to BSN, and Second Degree nursing programs for more than twenty-five years. She has worked with students both in the classroom and at clinical sites. She currently teaches medical-surgical clinical nursing to senior Baccalaureate students at The Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA. She is the co-author of Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor and has published articles on psychiatric nursing, relationship-based care, legal issues in Nursing, and fundamentals of Nursing. She has conducted research on the use of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Nursing Students. Ms. Stabler-Haas is a diploma graduate of the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, and holds both a Baccalaureate and Master's degree in Nursing from Villanova University. Additionally, her education also includes a Post-Master's advanced practice program from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a nurse in the areas of critical care, medical surgical, occupational health, cardiac rehab, and mental health, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.