Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing / Edition 5

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Advance your career to the next level of professional practice with the guidance you'll find in the New Edition of this popular text. Build upon your prior nursing experiences with all of the concepts you need to progress from RN to BSN and beyond. From new and timely topics such as JCAHO's safety initiatives to health care reform and global issues, this text is ideal for pursuing ongoing education and reaching the next level of professional practice.Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th Edition encourages you, the practicing nurse, to master the theories that are changing nursing. Apply them to the situations you'll encounter in practice today. and to the challenges in which you'll play a pivotal role in facing as a nurse tomorrow.Perfect for both classroom-based and online courses!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803628069
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 57,418
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Your Professional Identity   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     1
Coping with Returning to School   Bernadette Dorsch Curry, RN, PhD     15
Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice     33
What is Theory?   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     33
Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge   Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, FAAN   Barbara Swoyer, MSN, CRNP     50
Models for Health and Illness   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     82
Evidence-Based Practice   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     103
Critical Components of Professional Nursing Practice     123
Effective Communication   Jacqueline Owers Favret, RN, MSN     123
Working with Groups   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     140
Critical Thinking   Genevieve M. Bartol, RN, EdD     156
Teaching-Learning Process   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     170
Leadership   Theresa M. Valiga, RN, EdD   Sheila C. Grossman, RN, PhD     192
Management in Organizations   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     206
Change   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     229
Professional Ethics   Joseph T. Catalano, RN, PhD     250
Providing Care     269
Managing and Providing Care   Vicki L. Buchda, RN, MS     269
Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Populations   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     289
Quality Health Care   Francoise Dunefsky, RN, MS, CNAA     315
Informatics and Computer Use   Julia W. Aucoin, RN, PhD     334
Health-Care Economics   Cyril F. Chang, PhD   Susan K. Pfoutz, RN, PhD     348
Protecting the Populace   Robin S. Vogt, RN, PhD, FNP-C     368
The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD   Jimmie E. Nunnery, MA     388
Health-Care Issues in the New Millennium     403
Nursing's Health-Care Agenda   Sister Rosemary Donley, RN, PhD, C-ANP, FAAN     403
Expanding the Vision   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     417
Professional Nursing Organizations     433
Nursing Classification System     441
Index     461
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