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Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

SKU# 9780826193247

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

Author: Susan Stabler-Haas MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

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"This guide by Stabler-Haas sets itself apart in its direct, kind, and professional tone...Notably, it concludes with chapters about success beyond graduation...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Written with candor and good humor, this Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX.

Incorporating many real-life examples (drawn from more than 1,000 students taught by the author), Fast Facts for the Student Nurse clarifies common issues such as choosing a major, work/study arrangements, and difficulties associated with living at home. It discusses the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education, and graduate education, and helps readers identify what type of learner they are and how to capitalize on their strengths. Checklists to facilitate important decision making and charts and tables with "hot topics" are also included.

Key Features:

  • Provides, in Fast Facts format, all of the information new and experienced nursing students need to know for classroom and clinical success
  • Helps readers identify their learning style and capitalize on strengths
  • Covers the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education routes, graduate education, and how to survive the first year of practice

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 17, 2012
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826193247
  • EISBN 9780826193254

About The Author(s) 

Susan Stabler-Haas, PMHCNS-BC, RN is a clinical nursing instructor at Villanova University, PA. She has over 30 years of classroom and clinical teaching experience in the areas of medical-surgical, critical care, geriatric, and psychiatric nursing. Her instruction is influenced by her prior roles as staff nurse, rehab nurse, and critical care nurse manager in five Philadelphia area hospitals. Professor Stabler-Haas has earned a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist designation from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a trained Mindfulness-Based Meditation teacher, and author of Fast Facts for the Student Nurse.

Online Supplements 

Visit SpringBoard, the official blog of Springer Publishing Company, to read author Susan Stabler-Haas's article and listen to her podcast:

Table of Contents 

Preface ix

Part I: Your New Life as a Student Nurse

1. Now That Your Journey Has Begun

2. Common Myths Regarding Nursing

3. Facing the Challenge of Your Chosen Major

Part II: Success in the Classroom

4. Optimizing the Value of Classroom Time

5. Interacting With Your Instructor

6. What Kind of Learner Are You?

7. The Digital World of Nursing Education

Part III: Success at the Clinical Site

8. The Clinical Experience

9. Once On-Site

10. Patients as People

Part IV: Success at Home

11. Working, Family, and Crises That Won’t Wait

12. You Are Your Own Patient

Part V: Success Following Graduation

13. Licensure

14. NCLEX (The National Council License Examination)

15. The Basics of Job Hunting in Nursing

16. The Fine Points of Job Hunting in Nursing

17. Reaching for the Next Star

18. What? Me Publish?

19. Insuring Your Investment

20. A Nursing Fable


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