Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

by Donna Cardillo R.N.


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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:
•  Find the job that's perfect for you
•  Create your own patient-centered style of nursing
•  Develop positive relationships with doctors, patients, and other nurses
•  Stay positive, deal with conflict and adversity, and avoid burnout
•  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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307591746
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/09/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 545,934
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Donna Wilk Cardillo, R.N., whose nursing career covers more than 20 years, is president of Cardillo & Associates. One of the country's leading experts on nursing career management, she lives in Wall, New Jersey.

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