- xiii, 322 pages : illustrations, 1 map, 1 chart ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Varndell, Wayne,West, Roianne,
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-312) and index.Summary: "This book provides a practical and accessible guide to the core knowledge and skills required by nurse graduates entering the Australian workforce for the first time. Part I focuses on the structure of the Australian healthcare system and the national competency standards. Part II outlines the clinical skills and practices a nurse graduate must master including clinical assessment, risk management and reporting, management plans, diagnostics reasoning, collaboration with other health professionals and working with patients from diverse backgrounds. Part III looks at career planning and lifelong learning with advice on applying for a nursing position and continual professional development." -- Publisher.