Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing / Edition 5

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Overview

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 the Joint Commission’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: 24,415
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Professional Bases for Practice
    1. Your Professional Identity
    2. Theory as the Basis for Practice?
    3. Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge
    4. Health, Illness, and Holism
    5. Evidence-Based Practice


  2. Critical Abilities in Professional Nursing Practice
    1. Effective Communication
    2. Critical Thinking
    3. Working with Groups
    4. Teaching-Learning Process
    5. Managing and Leading in the Organization
    6. Change and Innovation
    7. Professional Ethics


  3. Quality Care for Individuals, Families & Groups
    1. Quality and Safety in Health Care
    2. Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Population
    3. Informatics and Documenting Outcomes
    4. Healthcare Economics
    5. The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative
    6. Healthcare Reform and Global Issues
    7. Expanding the Vision



  4. Appendices:
    1. Professional Nursing Organizations
    2. Nursing Diagnoses Categorized by Major Functional Health Patterns
    3. Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications Systems


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