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Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
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This lab manual provides students with the theory, practical applications, objectives, and laboratory procedure of ten experiments. The manual also includes educational videos showing how student should run each experiment and a workbook for organizing data collected in the lab and preparing result tables and charts.

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Basic engineering knowledge about fluid mechanics is required in various sectors of water resources engineering, such as designing hydraulic structure on any riverine environments and flood mitigation process. The objective of this book is to enable students to understand fundamental concepts in the field of fluid mechanics and apply those concepts in practice. Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual is designed to enhance civil engineering students’ understanding and knowledge of experimental methods and basic principles of fluid mechanics. The ten experiments in this lab manual provide an overview of widely used terms and phenomena of fluid mechanics and open channel flow, which are required for solving engineering problems.

Word Count: 21988

ISBN: 978-1-64816-997-7

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Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
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Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Habib Ahmari
Shah Md Imran Kabir
Date Added:
08/14/2019
Big Data for Epidemiology: Applied Data Analysis Using National Health Surveys
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The book includes details on how to analyze public-use data from five common national health surveys using SAS statistical software. It is an essential resource for future epidemiologists and other public health professionals!

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National data sets provide an avenue for students to practice data analytic skills while also answering meaningful research questions. This open education resource was developed to train future public health professionals how to conduct secondary data analysis of national health surveys using SAS statistical software. SAS software was selected because it is one of the most commonly used software programs used among public health departments and academia. The book includes details on how to analyze public-use data from five common national health surveys, including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES). All datasets and corresponding syntax files are available from the Open ICPSR Data Repository.

Word Count: 43537

ISBN: 978-1-64816-003-5

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Subject:
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Tiffany B. Kindratt
Date Added:
08/01/2022
Building Information Modeling using Revit for Architects and Engineers
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This book offers a web-based multimedia platform to enable students in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Engineering to learn fundamentals of BIM using Revit and be able to create building architectural, mechanical and structural models, develop construction documentation and analyze building performance. The platform include: book chapters on detailed Revit instructions and videos.

Word Count: 26011

ISBN: 978-1-64816-005-9

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Applied Science
Engineering
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Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Atefe Makhmalbaf
Date Added:
09/09/2022
Creating Online Learning Experiences
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A Brief Guide to Online Courses, from Small and Private to Massive and Open

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This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

Long Description:
The process of designing online courses often focuses on the methodology of taking certain steps to produce a product (the course). We feel that learning should be an experience more than a place run by a person constrained by specific designs. The goal of this book is to provide an updated look at many of the issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between the various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Learning contexts run the gamut from small to massive, and from closed courses to boundary-less experiences. But how do we create something within this incredibly wide range? Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This book aims to be a handbook that explores as many of these issues and concepts as possible for new and experienced designers alike, whether you are creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between. We also desire this book to be an ongoing process. Many issues and contexts were covered, many were not covered in enough depth, and many others were not covered at all. Our desire is that this book will begin a conversation that will add to future editions as more people join the writing team.

Word Count: 44682

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Education
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Matt Crosslin
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Foundations of Social Work Research
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This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

Word Count: 108842

ISBN: 978-1-64816-991-5

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Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Social Science
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Rebecca L. Mauldin
Date Added:
01/15/2020
Foundations of Social Work Research
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This textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

Word Count: 111030

ISBN: 978-1-64816-991-5

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Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Social Science
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Rebecca L. Mauldin
Date Added:
01/15/2020
Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions
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This short guidebook provides information about selecting a research topic and research questions, searching for literature, reading and understanding scholarly writing, and writing a literature review to synthesize what is known and what remains to be learned about a social problem. For students who appreciate the availability of resources on the internet, it also provides links to additional materials. It can be used with its companion textbook, Foundations of Social Work Research by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone guide.

Long Description:
As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of writing a literature review and determining research questions for a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, and write a literature review. The guidebook is aligned with the Council on Social Work Education’s 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Students and faculty can download copies of this guidebook using the links provided in the front matter. As an open textbook, users are free to retain copies, redistribute copies (non-commercially), revise the contents, remix it with other works, and reuse for any purpose.

Word Count: 31630

ISBN: 978-1-64816-992-2

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Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Matthew DeCarlo
Rebecca L. Mauldin
Date Added:
01/15/2020
How History is Made: A Student’s Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline
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Learn what it means to think like an historian! Units on “Thinking Historically,” “Reading Historically,” “Researching Historically,” and “Writing Historically” describe the essential skills of the discipline of history. “Performing Historically” offers advice on presenting research findings and describes some careers open to those with an academic training in history.

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A guide to the historical profession appropriate for use in an undergraduate Historical Methods course. The goal for this book is that those who read it will learn how to do well in history courses by developing the ability to read, research, and write according to the standards established in our discipline. Becoming familiar with how historians customarily approach questions about the past–as well as learning to how to read critically, research efficiently, build strong arguments based on evidence, and write with clarity–are the lessons that will give history students not only a leg-up in their history courses, but provide important, marketable skills useful in other courses and in many careers (some of which are highlighted within the text). The main lesson gained from reading this book is that within the professional discipline of history there are standards for research and writing about the past.

Word Count: 64491

ISBN: 978-1-64816-006-6

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Subject:
History
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Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
09/22/2022
Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

Word Count: 24242

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Anatomy/Physiology
Life Science
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Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak
Date Added:
08/22/2018
Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook
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Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook, is designed to assist students in the Intro to Archaeology course by giving them questions and assignments to reinforce what is learned in the classroom lectures.

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Introduction to Archaeology: A Workbook, is designed to assist students in the Introduction to Archaeology course in the Anthropology department at the University of Texas Arlington. The course is part of the core curriculum. This workbook is designed to challenge the student and reinforce what is learned in the classroom lectures. The workbook is set up by weeks and it includes questions, activities, and readings that reflect on the course work.

Word Count: 5742

ISBN: 978-1-64816-988-5

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Subject:
Anthropology
Archaeology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Ashley Lemke
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Introduction to Industrial Engineering
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This book was created for an undergraduate Introduction to Industrial Engineering course at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The chapters give an overview of the profession and an introduction to some of the tools used by industrial engineers in industry. There are interactive content exercises included at the end of most chapters. This interactive content aims to engage students in the content as they are reading. The book will continue to revised and updated with new information as it becomes necessary. More interactive content will be added to the end of each chapter in future versions of the book.

Word Count: 23551

Included H5P activities: 5

ISBN: 978-1-64816-982-3

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Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Bonnie Boardman
Date Added:
06/26/2020
Introduction to Social Work: A Look Across the Profession
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This book takes students on a journey through many but not all of the different possibilities in social work. Social work is a profession focused on helping people live their best lives by working with people individually, at the family level, in groups and communities. Help may be in the form of connecting people to resources to address challenges, providing therapy, and advocating for changes in laws that affect individuals', couples', families' and communities' well-being. Students will learn the profession's exciting history and ways we help today.

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In this book, information on the various aspects of social work is presented in short, easy to ready chapters. Chapters focus on the profession’s dynamic history of advancing human rights and social change along with the ways we work today to continue those advances. Among some of the topics covered are social work in healthcare, social workers’ roles in mental health and how we promote the dignity and worth of all persons. If you are interested in a fulfilling career helping others in which you won’t be limited, read more!

Word Count: 50503

ISBN: 978-1-64816-007-3

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Subject:
Social Science
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
10/03/2022
The Little Orange Book
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Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching

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The Little Orange Book captures reflections, tips and commentaries on teaching and learning from the members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Its many vignettes span a wide range of topics and teaching interests, from establishing a safe learning space to classroom silences, from curriculum development to modeling the best teachers, and from giving thanks to those teachers who came before us to leaving our own legacies. The Little Orange Book is the perfect text for first-time college instructors who are just getting started on their instructional careers, as well as longtime faculty who have many experiences in the college-level classroom.

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Teaching is a powerful profession. Whether you teach workshop-style classes of twenty-five students or convene your class in lecture halls with five hundred or more students, whether you teach first-year students or doctoral ones, your influence is profound. You are the representative of and the gateway into your discipline, and it is up to you to ensure students learn what they need to know to move on to the next level. But more than that, you have the potential to change students’ lives – to encourage them to think openly and strategically about the world around them, to help them communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, and to help them contribute to the disciplinary, public and personal communities to which they currently belong and the ones to which they aspire to belong someday. But that potential, that power, that responsibility can be overshadowed by day-to-day uncertainties about how to be an effective teacher. Where can you turn to get advice or practical suggestions from experts? The Little Orange Book: Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching is modeled after Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf. The vignettes and commentaries included here were written by the members of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. This honorific group represents the most accomplished and renowned teachers from the entire University of Texas System. The UT System has eight academic campuses and over 200,000 students. Each campus has some shade of orange as its chosen school color, inspiring the title of this volume, but the pieces are intended to be relevant well beyond the Lone Star State. The Little Orange Book contains short essays focused on the practical fundamentals of great teaching, revealing best strategies in and out of the classroom, no matter what the discipline or level of instruction. The topics range from simple but important tips such as remembering students’ names and creating a safe zone within the classroom to more advanced considerations such as determining when to use groups and drawing concepts for better understanding. There are also motivational pieces that focus on inspiring curiosity and introducing students to the tantalizing secrets of your discipline. Intermixed with the passages are one-liners and questions intended to provoke thought, reflection, discussion, and ultimately inspiration to try new things in your own class. We hope that readers – new and experienced teachers alike – will find many useful suggestions while reading The Little Orange Book. Teaching at all levels is currently undergoing tremendous change, and it will continue to do so. But the fundamentals of great teaching, like the fundamentals of a great golf game, are timeless.

Word Count: 29453

ISBN: 978-1-64816-999-1

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Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Art Brownlow
Beth Brunk-Chavez
The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
Weston Rose
Date Added:
10/02/2020
Manual de Redacción
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Una aproximación a la composición en lengua española

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This textbook is for advanced Spanish composition students. The textbook includes topics on grammar and syntax, as well as exercises and readings providing the students a more personalized and effective learning experience adjusted to the specific challenges they encounter in today’s global world.

Long Description:
This OER is an engaging text designed for advanced Spanish students who want to improve their writing and reading skills. Each chapter of this book revolves around grammar topics traditionally not included in books of this nature in the United States. In addition, the text contains exercises and readings that provide the student a more personalized and effective learning and cultural experience. The book captures and reflects students’ needs to the specific challenges they encounter in today’s global world.

Word Count: 12360

ISBN: 978-1-64816-970-0

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Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Claudia Monterroza
Elida Monteverde
Eloísa Hernández
Ignacio Ruiz-Pérez
Michelle Carone
Date Added:
07/07/2021
Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies
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Edited by Sarah Hare, Jessica Kirschner, and Michelle Reed

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This collaboratively authored guide helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a low-cost threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations. The first half of the book provides high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second half features case studies by Alexis Clifton, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Michael Daly, Juville Dario-Becker, Tony DeFranco, Cindy Domaika, Ann Fiddler, Andrea Gillaspy Steinhilper, Rajiv Jhangiani, Brian Lindshield, Andrew McKinney, Nathan Smith, and Heather White.

Word Count: 81517

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
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Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies
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Edited by Sarah Hare, Jessica Kirschner, and Michelle Reed

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This collaboratively authored guide helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a low-cost threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations. The first half of the book provides high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second half features case studies by Alexis Clifton, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Michael Daly, Juville Dario-Becker, Tony DeFranco, Cindy Domaika, Ann Fiddler, Andrea Gillaspy Steinhilper, Rajiv Jhangiani, Brian Lindshield, Andrew McKinney, Nathan Smith, and Heather White.

Word Count: 81533

ISBN: 978-1-64816-983-0

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Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Abbey Elder
Jennifer Raye
Jessica Dai
John Schoppert
Joy Perrin
Kris Helge
Liz Thompson
Michelle Reed
Nicole Allen
Sarah Hare
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Price Transparency
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State Approaches to OER/No Cost/Low Cost Course Schedule Designators

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The practice of adding either OER or no-cost/low-cost materials designators in course schedules is on the rise, aiming to give more visibility and transparency to students and administrators as to which courses offer these more affordable options. Few formal reports have been published on the implementation and impact of OER/No Cost/Low Cost designations integrated into course schedules at colleges and universities. This booklet aims to lessen the literature gap by providing written accounts of the course marking drivers, implementation strategies, challenges, and lessons learned presented by panelists at the 16th Annual Open Education Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2019.

Word Count: 8321

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Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Amy Hofer
Ann Fiddler
Boyoung Chae
James Glapa-Grossklag
Jeff Gallant
Kevin Corcoran
Michael Daly
Michelle Reed
Date Added:
10/31/2019
Producción de Noticias Televisivas en Español en Estados Unidos de América
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Producción de Noticias Televisivas en Español en Estados Unidos de América es el primer Recurso Educativo Abierto (REA) dedicado exclusivamente al tema. Este REA expone la terminología empleada en las salas de redacción, facilita el entendimiento de la profesión y presenta ejemplos reales que conllevan al mejoramiento de la educación y la producción de noticias televisivas estadounidenses.

Word Count: 17565

ISBN: 978-1-64816-985-4

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Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Julián Rodríguez
Date Added:
02/07/2023
Properties and Behavior of Soil - Online Lab Manual
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This project aims to provide a complete guide for the CE/AREN 3143 course (Properties and Behavior of Soil). Students will be benefitted from this online lab manual.

Word Count: 21443

ISBN: 978-1-64816-971-7

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Subject:
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
01/14/2021
Strategies for Success in Nursing School: From Start to Finish
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This textbook was created for nursing intended students to provide a single resource for the most fundamental tools for success. The chapters and activities provide keys for success both inside and outside of the classroom, starting with time management and moving through study and test taking strategies. Self-care is a focus to help students identify how to care for their best self, which will carry on through the nursing profession to avoid burn out. Using the library is foundational for students to be successful with their coursework and evidence based practice in the future. Finally, there is a section on career planning to help guide a student into critical steps to start their journey to becoming a nurse.

Word Count: 39625

ISBN: 978-1-64816-001-1

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Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mavs Open Press
Date Added:
12/22/2021