Preceptorship for Newly Registered Nurses
- Karen Elcock
- Kath Sharples - University of West London, UK
First year of Nursing Practice | Practice learning | Transition to Nursing Practice
'Highly recommended' - Times Higher Education
'I am sure we all remember those nervous moments when we walked onto the ward, no longer the student, but now the fully
fledged Registered Nurse. The lapels may no longer sit on the shoulder but the transition from student to staff nurse is just as daunting. In this book Sharples and Elcock provide seventeen chapters full of theoretical guidance and practical advice which will help steer newly registered nurses thorough the initial preceptorship
period. Although the content will be familiar, as it builds on pre-registration programme syllabus, each chapter aims have been mapped to the Preceptorship and Knowledge and Skills Frameworks.
This will help practitioners make links to their formal preceptorship programme.
Activities throughout the book link theory to practice by applying the theory in context of an activity which will be relevant
in clinical areas. Several case studies offer reflective narratives or present challenges which may be faced by newly qualified band 5 nurses. These provide practical advice and could be also be used
as discussion points with the nurse preceptor. The authors have provided extensive up to date references at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book. Relevant websites also provide links to
current legislative content and the NHS flyingstart site. However, these are English links and practitioners from other countries
where health is devolved should be careful to follow their own country’s programme. Overall this is a useful book to add to any
newly registered nurses booklist and importantly it is offered in a number of electronic formats as well as print' -
Nurse Education in Practice
A very useful texts for students who will be seeking preceptorship on qualification.
Great source of concise information on very relevant topics such as confidence building, reflection and building on previous knowledge and experience
This text is essential for any professional involved with the development, facilitation and / or delivery of Preceptorship in practice. The links to the KSF are extremely valuable and ease the application of theory from the book into practice. It has become my new bible in the redesign of preceptorship within the Trust and focus for the prinicples of our new preceptorship strategy.
I came to this book from (I imagine) a different angle to the typical reader - teaching a course on the sociology of health rather than a nursing qualification. This book is extremely easy to read, well laid out and very practically-focussed, and is an excellent resource for use in sessions on professionalism, medicalisation, occupational careers and contemporary experiences of health and illness. I particularly liked the case study boxes which provided good starting points for seminar discussions.
This text is relevant for 3rd year pre registration nurses studying the role transition module and will continue to be a useful resource post qualifying. The content is comprehensive and addresses many of the issues that affect newly qualified nurses including team work, developing confidence and self awareness, planning professional development and application of evidence based practice. A very useful resource
This is an excellent book that provides students with a clear understanding of some of the expectations of the newly qualified nurse
Appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate level
I loaned this book to a 3rd year undergraduate mental health nursing student. Her comments were, 'This book covers everything that you worry about forgetting as a newly qualified nurse. Not only this but it also portrays well what is expected of you as a newly qualified nurse, and also how to improve and move forward. Defintely one to keep in the handbag!'