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Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education

Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education

Eddie Meyler (Editor) , Steve Trenoweth (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-03556-6

Jan 2009

288 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Succeeding in Nursing & Midwifery Education draws attention to some of the most important issues in current nursing and midwifery education, from initial considerations about applying for a programme to developing academic and clinical skills. The authors help readers to make the most of their programme by pointing out some of the potential pitfalls encountered in nursing and midwifery education, and offering clear and straightforward advice about how to overcome them.

Written in a conversational style, this book addresses key issues such as: 

  • how a nursing or midwifery programme is structured
  • how to choose the right university
  • how to make the most of the interview process,
  • the financial implications of studying full-time

The authors also provide invaluable study skills guidance, including how to:

  • organize and plan assignments
  • write in an academic way
  • develop analytical and critical skills
  • correctly reference and avoid plagiarism
  • use information technology

While aimed primarily at nursing and midwifery students, this book is also useful for lecturers wanting to support their students in their education and help them avoid some of the potential pitfalls associated with healthcare training.

Foreword (Prof Sandra Jowett).

1 Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education: An Overview (Eddie Meyler and Steve Trenoweth).



2 A Student’s Journey (Sue McGowan).

3 How Your Programme is Structured (Eddie Meyler and David Stroud).

4 Applying for a Nursing/ Midwifery Programme (Denise Burley).

5 The Student with a Disability, Chronic Health or Learning Need (Pauline McInnes and Stella Tarantino).

6 The Interview (David Stroud and Eddie Meyler).



7 Using Information Technology (Anthony Meyler).

8 Getting the Most From Your Library (Pam Louison).

9 Becoming Analytical (Deirdre Kelley-Patterson).

10 Critiquing the Healthcare Literature (Steve Trenoweth and Simon Jones).

11 Organising and Planning Your Theoretical Assessments (Steve Trenoweth).

12 How to Write in an Academic Way (Julia Magill-Cuerden).

13 How To Reference and Avoid Plagiarism (David Stroud).

14 Making the Most of Assessment Feedback (Lai Chan Koh).



15 Maximising Your Learning in Clinical Practice (Karen Elcock and Stella Brophy).

16 Developing Your Clinical Skills (Deann Cox and Steve Trenoweth).



17 Surviving the Clinical Environment (Kris Ramgoolam, Stella Brophy, Eddie Meyler and Steve Trenoweth).

18 How To Survive Exams (Ian Chisholm-Bunting and Sue Vernon).

19 How to Get the Best Out of The Student’s Union (Elizabeth Huntbach, Mathew Pledger and Maja Dawson).

20 Getting Support from Your Personal Tutor (Steve Trenoweth and Helen Robson).



21 Personal Change (David Stroud and Steve Trenoweth).

22 Preparing Yourself for Your Nursing/ Midwifery Career (Samantha Torres).

23 Succeeding in Nursing and Midwifery Education: Final Thoughts (Steve Trenoweth and Eddie Meyler).

"This book would be of value to all those considering undertaking a nursing or midwifery course as well as those already registered on a programme." (Journal Of Perioperative Practice, June 2007)

"This is a book which should appeal to all students who have entered nursing and/or midwifery education..." (Primary Healthcare, 1st October 2007)

"...for a prospective student who wants to know more...this book is a very good place to start."  (International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, October 2007)

  • Looks at the personal changes and challenges faced by learners in healthcare education and offers advice on how they can cope with problems and achieve success
  • Covers issues not usually considered in study skills book - e.g. learners coping with their own disability (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalcunia), support offered by the student's union, and advice regarding clinical practice skills development
  • Each chapter written by specialists who are working in the field to which they are contributing