The decision to become a nurse is a long-term commitment that sends nursing students on a potentially confusing and frightening journey. The transition between the safety and structure of nursing school and becoming a licensed health care provider in a hospital never seems long or structured enough to avoid the inevitable fear and anxiety associated with it. In her book, Becoming Nursey, Kleber covers topics such as getting through school, transitioning to working as a nurse in a hospital, and transitioning from the acute care medical-surgical unit to a neuro/trauma intensive care unit.

Kleber’s confident, compassionate, and witty demeanor is evident throughout the book, as she discusses combining the technical and emotional work of nursing and how to find your place along the continuum. She offers tips for conquering studying for the NCLEX exam and strategies for landing a job. She calls out...

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