Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition From Total Novice to Successful Professional, 3rd ed.



Foreword by Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN

Executive Director of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (NSNA) and the Foundation of the NSNA

Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer.

New graduates, second-career nurses, and healthcare workers of all kinds will learn to:

  • Find the job that’s perfect for you
  • Create your own patient-centered style of nursing
  • Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses
  • Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout
  • Network, enhance your education and career and become a leader

Content and resources have been completely revised and updated.
New chapters include: 

  • Mindfulness in Action
  • Cultivating Resilience
  • The Empowered Nurse

With newly updated material on holistic patient care, empowerment, wellness practices, and cultivating resilience, Your First Year as a Nurse is an essential guide for nurses and healthcare workers looking to survive and thrive in today’s health-services landscape.

“Gives the reader an education on what can’t necessarily be gleaned from school in a ‘real life’ format.”
Arlene Koch, RN, Former New Hire Support and Retention Coordinator, Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, IL

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