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Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional (2nd edition)

by Donna Cardillo

Survive and Thrive as a Nurse in Today's New Health-Services Landscape. 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. Get off to the right start in your new profession by learning how to: bull; Find the job that's perfect for you bull; Create your own patient-centered style of nursing bull; Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses bull; Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout bull; Network, enhance your education and career, and become a leader. And 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 and more.

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