How to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse

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c2005.
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Writing in a light-hearted style, Dunham (Drexel University) and Smith (Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia) take new nurses from graduation through the first nursing job and into a fulfilling nursing career. They help readers face issues such as diversity in the workplace, and provide worksheets and tools for comparing job offers, handling difficult patients and supervisors, and coping with stress. Anecdotes from nurses and new graduates remind readers that they are not alone. Each chapter ends with an annotated list of print and Web resources. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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table_of_contents 1. After nursing school: now what? : taking stock -- The nursing school experience : what did it mean to you? -- Preparing for a time of transition -- Get support -- Let me into the dressing rooms I want to try on my new role -- The year of med/surg experience debate -- Setting your preliminary career goals -- Resources -- 2. Job search workout -- Deciding what's important to you -- Considering fields of practice -- Critical care nurse -- Emergency nurse -- Hospice/palliative care nurse -- Nurse anesthetist -- Perioperative (OR) nurse -- Nurse executive -- Neonatal nurse -- Labor and delivery nurse -- Psychiatric-mental health nurse -- School nurse -- Conducting informational interviews -- Inventorying your marketability -- Preparing a resume and cover letter -- Your resume -- The cover letter -- Practicing your employment interviews -- Resources -- 3. Looking for jobs in all the right places -- Can an externship become an internship? -- Using online job search resources -- Finding jobs through the classifieds -- Cold calling -- Making the most of network referrals -- Acing the interview : know your nurse recruiter -- After the interview -- Resources --, 4. What's in it for me : considering opportunities -- Institutional variations -- Earning while you learn : preceptorship and orientation parameters -- How not to take the nursing shortage personally -- Use of unlicensed assistive personnel -- Pulling and floating -- Mandatory overtime -- Nurse-to-patient ratios -- Show me the money : salary and benefit packages -- Making a choice -- Resources -- 5. The first month : dive right in, the water's fine -- Your first day -- Time management -- Surviving shift work -- Uniforms and equipment -- Resources -- 6. Fostering healthy relationships -- Family and friends in a time of transition -- Patients and their families -- Quality peer relations and teamwork -- Cross-generational concerns -- Dating in the workplace -- Resources -- 7. Diversity in nursing -- Importance of diversity -- Nurses of color -- Men in nursing -- Nurses with physical and mental health-related disabilities -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender nurses -- Nurses returning to the workforce -- Getting started -- Finding a job and making it work -- The graying of the RN workforce -- Resources --, 8. You're not the boss of me (well, actually ...) -- Your preceptors -- Your nurse manager -- The evaluation process -- The magic of mentoring -- When you're in charge -- Resources -- 9. Legal and ethical issues -- Love me, love my license (lawsuit prevention) -- Rules, rules, rules : the Nurse Practice Act and You -- Assignment despite objection -- Ethics in the workplace -- Resources -- 10. The mess that is stress -- Good fences make good neighbors : boundaries and you -- Do you smell smoke? : dealing with burnout -- Pushing more buttons than the call bell : when patients bring up issues -- Physical stressors and occupational hazards -- Humor as a stress modulator -- Resources -- 11. The long and winding road : don't forget about your future -- Reviewing your career ladder goals -- Lifelong learning : academic and continuing education options -- Changing issues in nursing (and how to make a change) -- Financial goals and retirement strategies -- When is it time to move on? -- Resources.
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title How to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse
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title_full How to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse [electronic resource] / Kelli S. Dunham and Staci J. Smith
title_short How to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse
title_sort how to survive and maybe even love your life as a nurse