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November 29, 1947

Careers for Nurses

JAMA. 1947;135(13):877. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890130067036

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The student nurse and the graduate nurse will read this book with interest and profit. The nurse is advised to plan her experience and advanced study early and with care if she wishes to enter a specialized field of nursing. Stressed throughout the book is the importance of general experience under good supervision, to provide the nurse with a sound basis for further training.

Eighteen different patterns of specialized nursing are made to come alive through the on-the-job informal stories of prominent nurses in each field. The opportunities for professional and financial advancement are outlined. An excellent bibliography is provided, together with the names and addresses of the professional associations and agencies best qualified to give the reader further information.

The only weakness in the book is the fact that continuation in general duty or staff positions is not presented in as favorable a light as is the desirability of

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