Becoming A Nurse:: Making the Transition to Practice

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OUP Australia & New Zealand, May 3, 2012 - Medical - 318 pages
Becoming a Nurse is a practical guide for third year nursing and midwifery students to assist in making the transition from student to registered nurse or midwife. The book revisits the everyday issues students will have encountered whilst on clinical placement and identifies which ones, as registered nurses and midwives, they will be expected to deal with more comprehensively. Becoming a Nurse introduces students to the complexities of healthcare systems, explains the demands placed on all healthcare workers, and shows how nurses may work in multidisciplinary environments in order to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their patients. Critical thinking and analysis is featured strongly throughout the book, and is tied to those core competencies for registered nurses and midwives in Australia, which are essential for informed decision making.

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Maria Fedoruk RN, PhD has been with the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia since 2000 as a lecturer and project officer. Since 2005 Dr. Fedoruk has developed curricula, and been course coordinator/lecturer in the postgraduate program whilst also teaching in the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing program. Dr. Fedoruk is an external examiner for the International Medical University (Malaysia) and is an Academic Integrity officer for the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

Anne Hofmeyer holds a PhD and Masters Degree (Primary Health Care) from Flinders University, South Australia. Dr Hofmeyer teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and coordinates 5 courses. She is an active peer reviewer for Australian and international journals, has examined postgraduate master and doctoral dissertations for Australian and international universities, published widely, and presented at state/provincial, national and international conferences.

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