Keys to Nursing Success

Keys to Nursing Success

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For courses in College Success, pre-Nursing and intro-nursing.This innovative text/workbook is designed to help entry-level students understand the various aspects and opportunities of the profession of nursing while allowing them to develop both personal management and academic skills necessary to succeed in a nursing school program. It covers a full range of topics-from exploring the opportunities of the nursing profession to discovering personal learning styles, values, and goals. It teaches how to manage one's time, relationships, and money; and allows students to develop critical skills in reading, studying, thinking, note-taking and writing, listening, test-taking, and lab work. Students and Faculty alike are encouraged to visit the central website for all Keys franchise materials,, where you can correspond with the author team, view their speaking calendar, benefit from current articles, and more!
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131135589
  • 9780131135581

About Janet R. Katz

Janet R. Katz has practiced in cardiac rehabilitation, as well as acute and critical cardiac care. Her PhD is in educational leadership. She is an assistant professor for Washington State University's Intercollegiate College of Nursing and an adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University. Janet is the author of articles on nursing and medicine and the books Majoring in Nursing and Keys to Science Success. She is a contributor to the Keys to Success in College Reader on scientific research and health sciences careers. She is active in advancing the profession of nursing and its mission of disease prevention, health promotion, and health care advocacy for individuals, families, and communities, both locally and globally. After several careers that include work as a family-planning counselor in central Massachusetts; research assistant at the University of Washington in Seattle; horseshoer in Palouse, WA; and stage technician at Washington State University, she became a registered nurse. She lives in Spokane, WA, with her husband, who teaches biology, and their two dogs. Carol Carter is president of LifeBound, Seminars and Coaching for High School Students, College Students, and Graduates. She is the author or co-author of 17 books on college, career, and life success, including Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Success Strategies for Students, Majoring in High School, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Effective Learning, and Keys to Success. In 1992, Carol and other businesspeople cofounded a nonprofit organization called LifeSkills, Inc., to help high school students explore their goals, their career options, and the real world through part-time employment and internships. Her syndicated column, Hire Education, appears in newspapers around the country. Joyce Bishop holds a PhD in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year. For the past four years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1986 and is a tenured professor. She is currently working with a federal grant to establish learning communities and workplace learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She also coauthored Keys to Effective Learning. Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She coauthored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Study Skills, and the first edition of Keys to Success and has served as program director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. She has also given faculty workshops in critical thinking, based on the Thinktrix critical-thinking system. Sarah holds a BA in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an MFA from Catholic University.
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Table of contents

1. Researching Your Nursing Education: Collecting the Basic Data. 2. Discovering Nursing: Exploring Your Options. 3. Self-Awareness: Knowing Who You Are and How You Learn. 4. Goal Setting and Time Management: Mapping Your Course. 5. Scientific Inquiry: Critical Thinking in Nursing. 6. Reading and Studying: Maximizing Written Resources. 7. Listening, Memory, Note Taking, and Test Taking: Harnessing the Power of Words and Ideas. 8. Nursing Research and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. 9. Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself. 10. Relating to Others: Appreciating Your Diverse World. 11. Managing Money and Career: Reality Resources. 12. Moving Ahead: Building a Smart Future.
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