Essentials of Nursing Practice introduces the core topics and essential information that nursing students, in all four fields, will need to master during the first year of a nursing degree It expertly brings together insight from overexperienced lecturers, nurses and healthcare professionals, along with contributions fromstudent nurses, to deliver the most complete guide to successfully becoming a registered nurse Key features A clear, full colour, effective learning design aimed to help students understand the core theory, skills and knowledge, and how this can be applied in practice through holistic, person centred nursing Covers professional issues such as ethics, law, accountability, core academic skills like writing and completing assignments, and fundamental clinical skills such as pain management and medicines administration Includes interactive activities such as critical thinking, reflection and what s the evidence boxes Real life voices and experiences from patients, students and practitioners are integrated throughout Addresses the transition to the new NMC Standards of Proficiency with a new tool developed for educators mapping the content of the book to both the existing and new standards Readers get free access to videos, case studies, journal articles, quizzes and multiple choice questions at the click of a button, by downloading the interactive eBook version of the text Redemption code and instructions inside the book A good book for first year nursing students, very detailed and thorough, covering all aspects from actual nursing to law, ethics, communication, and encouraging change.But a word of warning I bought this book not long after publication, and the interactive ebook, which is part of the attraction, is not working I am waiting for the publisher and Vital Source, the publisher for the interactive book , to work out the problem.So be aware that if you buy this edition you may be paying for the interactivity of the ebook but not getting it As in my case.I will update this review if and when the issue is sorted out. Very good book for my nursing degree, although I feel it s a little lacking in places and could perhaps expand a bit I ve had to use other books to gain further knowledge, but this is a great starting point for any revision on clinical skills Good quality book