I. EVOLUTION AND CONTEXT FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE.
1. Turning Points in Nursing History. M. Patricia Donahue, RN, PhD, FAAN.
2. The Evolution of Nursing Education. Melanie Dreher, RN, PhD, FAAN.
3. Achieving Professionhood Through Participation in Professional Organizations. Jean Logan, PhD, MA, BSN; Debra Franzen, PhD, MSN, BSN; Carolyn Pauling, MSN, BSN; Howard Butcher, RN, PhD, CS.
4. Structuring Nursing Distinctive Knowledge. Howard Butcher, RN, PhD, CS .
II. PROFESSIONAL VALUES AND CORE COMPETENCIES.
5. Professional Values and Ethical Practice. Linda C. Haynes, RN, PhD; Debra Woodard Leners, RN, CNPN, PhD.
6. Making Caring More Visible In Nursing. Howard Butcher, RN, PhD, CS.
7. Reflective Clinical Reasoning. Daniel Pesut, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN.
8. Information Technology. Toni Hebda, RN, PhD; Patricia Czar, RN; Cynthia Mascara, RN, MSN, MBA.
9. Achieving and Maintaining Competence. Janis Childs, RN, PhD, PNP; Frances Strodtbeck, DNS, RNC, NNP, FAAN; Teri Boese, MSN, RN.
III. ISSUES IMPACTING NURSING PRACTICE.
10. Cultural Diversity in Health Care. Nancy White, RN, PhD; Faye Hummel, RN, PhD, CTN; Diane Peters, RN, PhD, CTN; Judith M. Richter, RN, PhD.
11. Spirituality. Linda Garner, RN, PhD.
12. Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research. Lisa Sams, RNC, MSN; Barbara Ritzert, RN, PhD.
13. Health Promotion. Melanie McEwen, RN, PhD.
14. Complementary and Alternative Therapies. Marilyn Terrado, PhD, RN, CS; Jacque Neatherlin, PhD, RN, CNRN.
IV. HEALTH CARE DELIVERY FROM AN ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVE.
15. Economic Aspects and Health Care Reform. Joan Carter, PhD, RN; Jennie Echols, RN, DSN; Leona Stoll, MSN, RN.
16. Policy and Politics. Elizabeth Farren Corbin, PhD, RN, FNP.
17. Legal Concepts in Nursing Practice. Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, PhD, FAAN.
V. CAREER MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
18. Obtaining Professional Employment. Linda Haynes, RN, PhD.
19. Transition into Practice. Linda Haynes, RN, PhD.
20. Licensure. Frances Eason, RNC, EdD.
21. Professional Survival. Elizabeth Farren Corbin, PhD, RN, FNP; Linda Haynes, RN, PhD.
22. Advanced Practice Nursing: Lessons of the Past, Challenges of the Future. Debra Woodard Leners, RN, CNPN, PhD.
VI. CHALLENGE OF MANAGEMENT.
23. Collaboration. Jennie Echols, RN, DSN.
24. The Baccalaureate Nurse as a Leader in Health Care Delivery. Deborah R. Garrison, PhD, RN, Merry J. McBryde Foster, PhD, CCM, RN.
25. Legal Issues for the Nurse Manager. Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, PhD, FAAN.
Epilogue: Toward the Future. Daniel Pesut, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN.
Forward. Phyllis Karns and Judy Lott.
Preface. Linda Haynes.