altThe Association of California Nurse Leaders proudly presents:

Surviving and Thriving: Your 1st Job as an RN

By Brenda Brozek, MAOL, RN and Patricia McFarland, MS, RN, FAAN


$25 + tax, shipping & handling for ACNL members & California nursing faculty
$29.95 + tax, shipping & handling for non ACNL members

Surviving and Thriving! Your 1st Job as an RN is designed to help new graduate RNs and nursing students effectively transition to their new roles as RNs. This informative, easy to read book provides practical information vital to success in the health care workplace.

Topics include:

  • Your authority, responsibility and accountability as an RN
  • Building your clinical and critical thinking skills
  • Your role in ensuring patient safety
  • Your relationship with mentors, role models and preceptors
  • Practical communication and conflict resolution strategies
  • Effective delegation techniques
  • Successfully managing change in your life
  • Planning your nursing career path beyond your 1st job
And inspirational stories from experienced RNs!

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"Your 1st job as an RN will be challenging! One day you may feel like you're barely surviving and the next day you'll find yourself thriving. This book contains key information to help you be successful."

Margarita Baggett, MSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officer
UC San Diego Health System
2014 ACNL President

"As a new RN you want to do more than just survive – you want to thrive while on your professional journey. This book is a must read, not just for your first job, but Surviving and Thriving will help you support new grads when you are the preceptor charge nurse, manager, educator and yes...the chief nursing officer!"

Robyn Nelson, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Nursing
West Coast University

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