Nursing Today: Transition and Trends / Edition 5

Nursing Today: Transition and Trends / Edition 5

by JoAnn Zerwekh, Jo Carol Claborn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416023135

ISBN-13: 9781416023135

Pub. Date: 12/20/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Reflecting rapid changes in the field, the fully updated fourth edition of this successful text focuses on the information students need to make a successful transition from the classroom to practice. It provides a solid understanding of the problems and opportunities professional nurses face, and it details the practical skills essential for success.
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Overview

Reflecting rapid changes in the field, the fully updated fourth edition of this successful text focuses on the information students need to make a successful transition from the classroom to practice. It provides a solid understanding of the problems and opportunities professional nurses face, and it details the practical skills essential for success.
New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on Nursing Informatics focuses on the importance of utilizing and integrating computers and technology in health care.
  • New Faculty and Learning Resources provide web-based, interactive tools that include teaching tips, lecture outlines and illustration PowerPoint slides, test questions in the latest NCLEX format, suggestions for students, activities, and content updates with teaching suggestions.
Key Features:
  • New and expanded coverage is included on nursing management, the delegation of nursing care, community-based care, and alternative/complementary health care.
  • Specific career management tools — covering communication in the workplace, time management, resume writing and interviewing tips, basics of budgeting, and a full chapter on the NCLEX-RN exam — give readers the practical advice they need to succeed.
  • Lively cartoons, student objectives and exercises, boxed information, and thought-provoking questions keep readers alert and focused on essential information.
  • A solid chapter on delegation by well-known experts provides an in-depth practical introduction to this core component of every nurse’s practice.
  • A chapter on conflict resolution and management presents practical content focusing on strategies for “win-win” solutions to conflict.community-based care, and alternative/complementary health care.
  • Specific career management tools — covering communication in the workplace, time management, resume writing and interviewing tips, basics of budgeting, and a full chapter on the NCLEX-RN exam — give readers the practical advice they need to succeed.
  • Lively cartoons, student objectives and exercises, boxed information, and thought-provoking questions keep readers alert and focused on essential information.
  • A solid chapter on delegation by well-known experts provides an in-depth practical introduction to this core component of every nurse’s practice.
  • A chapter on conflict resolution and management presents practical content focusing on strategies for “win-win” solutions to conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416023135
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/20/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition 1.Role Transitions 2.Personal Management: Time and Self-Care Strategies 3.Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs

Unit II: Career Development 4.Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes and Interviewing 5.NCLEX-RN Examination and the New Graduate

Unit III: Nursing: A Developing Profession 6.Historical Perspectives: Influences of the Past 7.Nursing Education 8.Nursing Theories 9.Image of Nursing: Influences of the Present

Unit IV: Nursing Management 10.Challenges of Nursing Management 11.Building Nursing Management Skills 12.Effective Communication and Team Building 13.Conflict Management 14.Delegation in the Clinical Setting

Unit V: Current Issues in Health Care 15.The Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery 16.Economics in the Health Care Delivery System 17.Political Action in Nursing 18.Collective Bargaining: Traditional (Union) and Non-Traditional Approaches 19.Ethical Issues 20.Legal Issues

Unit VI: Contemporary Nursing Practice 21.Cultural and Spiritual Awareness 22.Quality Client Care 23.Nursing Informatics 24.Using Nursing Research in Practice 25.Workplace Issues 26.Emergency Preparedness

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