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Description A college student's guide for career success, this free Open Educational Resource text focuses on major identification and career exploration. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making. ...read more
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to ensure the information is relevant to Saskatchewan nursing students,
to tailor the content to nursing students’ needs for both practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge,
to provide up-to-date evidence-informed content on nursing leadership,
to thread Aboriginal content throughout the textbook, and
to tailor the textbook to the curriculum ...read more
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