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The Open University

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 What do you know about nursing in the UK?
  • 1 What do you know about nursing in the UK?
  • 2 Being a nurse
  • 2 Being a nurse
  • 3 Understanding your own values and values in nursing
  • 3 Understanding your own values and values in nursing
  • 3.1 Beliefs and values in action in nursing practice
  • 3.2 Six core values of nursing
  • 4 Working with other professionals – the role of the multidisciplinary team
  • 4 Working with other professionals – the role of the multidisciplinary team
  • 5 Regulation of nurses in the UK
  • 5 Regulation of nurses in the UK
  • 6 The importance of studying nursing
  • 6 The importance of studying nursing
  • 6.1 Nursing theory study
  • 7 The role of service users in health care
  • 7 The role of service users in health care
  • 8 The four fields of nursing
  • 8 The four fields of nursing
  • 8.1 Mental health nursing
  • 8.2 Children’s nursing
  • 8.3 Learning disability nursing
  • 8.4 Adult nursing
  • 8.5 Which field of nursing am I suited to?
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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