Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions – but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking ‘what did I let myself in for’? This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It’s packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students – including: • juggling time • succeeding in assignments and exams • understanding what’s expected in real life and on placements • managing finances • coping with stress • applying for jobs and more Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Fitness to Practise – How to Be a Safe and Professional Nurse or Midwife

Fitness to Practise – How to Be a Safe and Professional Nurse or Midwife
  • Social media and your ‘online self’
  • Duty of care, advocacy and whistleblowing
  • Safeguarding and protecting vulnerable groups
  • Patient safety and infection control
  • Achieving and maintaining your nursing and midwifery competencies

Chapter Overview

This chapter explores some of the key issues associated with being a safe and professional nurse or midwife. It doesn’t matter which field of nursing practice you’re studying (adult health, child health, learning disabilities or mental health), and it doesn’t matter that midwifery is considered as a separate field of practice with its independent professional requirements – there are a number of core values, attitudes and ...

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