Your 1st Year As A Nurse – 2nd Edition

Making the Transition From Total Novice to Successful Professional

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

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

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.

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Get off to the right start in your new profession by learning how 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

NEW! to this revised edition:

  • Invaluable information about nursing licensure, including an extensive FAQ section
  • Discussion of professional issues related to standards of care, nursing ethics, and health-care reimbursement
  • Job-hunting challenges and solutions
  • Solutions for handling quandaries such as delayed career start, nontraditional practice, and more
  • Trends and opportunities for the future of nursing
  • A special section for second-career nurses

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