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Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses.
  Quality patient care relies on the demonstration of competencies by nurses at all stages of their education and developing career. This exciting textbook is designed to help student nurses better understand the competencies set out by the NMC and equip them to achieve and demonstrate competency as they prepare to qualify as a nurse.
The book is divided into sections that address the four domains of competency:
Professional Values
Communication and interpersonal skills
Nursing practice and decision making
Leadership, management and team working
Suitable for all student nurses on pre-registration degree programmes in nursing across the UK, the book includes examples and insights from the fields of adult, child, mental health and learning disability that reflect a range of clinical and community settings.
Amongst other topics this book covers:
Communication skills
Working with patients and their families
Solving problems in practice
Clinical decision making
Working in interprofessional teams
Written by experts, each chapter challenges you to reflect on your own values and beliefs, giving you opportunities to learn and reflect on your nursing skills and knowledge. The chapters include reflective activities, portfolio activities, case studies & vignettes, key points and further resources. An essential purchase for all student nurses.

  • Type:

    Edited Book

  • Date:

    01 January 2014

  • Publication Status:


  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


S. Reading, & B. Webster (Eds.), (2014). Achieving competencies for nursing practice: a handbook for student nurses




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