Companion to the Overseas
Nurses Programme

Edited by Jackie Hulse
September 2007
Pearson Education
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publication
ISBN: 9780132386395
176 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/8 x 8 1/2"
$39.50 paper original


This book covers everything that the overseas student will need before and during their studies on the Overseas Nursing Program (ONP).

Techniques are covered to help with work and studying, as well as plenty of exercises and activities to help the student towards success. It provides information to guide the student both through the ONP and also working in the NHS. It also makes the student aware of the responsibilities that both they and their employers have as they begin working.


1 How can I get the best out of my overseas nurses programme?
Christine Gault
2 The role of the nurse in the UK: meeting the competencies of the Overseas Nurses Program
Jackie Hulse
3 How is health care in the UK funded and organized?
Ian Peate
4 What can I expect from my placement?
Philomena Shaughnessy
5 What will it be like living and working in the UK? Introducing a multicultural workforce for a multicultural society
Jane Clapham and Kim Goode
6 Communication skills and 'UK health care English'
Theo Adris-Gilbert and Siegrid Beck
7 What does the future hold for you as a nurse in the UK?
David Maher

Reflective writing is also examined, and a chapter on placement issues will help the student understand the guidance and support that they will receive during their studies.

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