The Student Nurse Handbook,
Edition 3
By Bethann Siviter, BSc(Hons), RN, DN Cert, Dip HE

Publication Date: 03 May 2013

This convenient Handbook will be invaluable to students starting out on a pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping understand what tutors and mentors expect, how to plan work, and coping with stress, it will support undergraduates across all aspects of student life.

Key Features

 This book will help students to:

  • Write assignments
  • Cope with stress
  • Make the most of clinical placements
  • Reflect on practice
  • Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies
  • Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon
  • Deal with legal and ethical issues.
About the author
By Bethann Siviter, BSc(Hons), RN, DN Cert, Dip HE, Nurse Consultant, South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, Moseley Hall Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Past Chair of the Association of Nursing Students and former student member of RCN Council, District Nurse Team Leader
Table of Contents

Becoming and being a nurse. Nursing models. Academic work. Clinical placements. Basics of nursing. Tools of the trade. Cracking the code.. Safe and accurate administration of medicines. Reading and understanding research. Reflective practice and portfolios. Legal issues for students.. Final thoughts. Useful books. Appendices



Book Reviews

“This is an excellent and inspirational book for those embarking on a nursing course. The content provides a host of useful and indispensable information for all nursing pathways.¿
Nursing Standard, January 28 :: vol 23 no 21 :: 2009


‘This book is great!!! I take it everywhere I go’

‘superb guide for getting started as a pre-registration student’

‘full of information you may not want to ask about’

‘incredibly pragmatic advice for new students’

‘full of handy hints and guidance about placements’

‘like a really kind friend or mentor holding your hand when you get nervous’

Book details
ISBN: 9780702045790
Page Count: 262
Retail Price : £12.99
students starting or about to start pre-registration nursing courses and access to nursing courses