Nursing Today: Transition and Trends / Edition 6

Nursing Today: Transition and Trends / Edition 6

by JoAnn Zerwekh
     
 

This bestselling issues & trends textbook gives you a broad understanding of the problems and opportunities you will face as you make the transition from student to practicing nurse. While most of your studies have focused on learning how to care for the patient, this text teaches you the practical skills essential to managing the business side of your nursing

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This bestselling issues & trends textbook gives you a broad understanding of the problems and opportunities you will face as you make the transition from student to practicing nurse. While most of your studies have focused on learning how to care for the patient, this text teaches you the practical skills essential to managing the business side of your nursing career, including tips on resume writing and interviewing techniques, how to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam, and effective ways to communicate and handle conflict in the work place. This new edition includes two new chapters on Emergency Preparedness and Building Nursing Management Skills plus numerous chapters that have been updated with the most relevant topics necessary for today's nursing student.

  • Each chapter features lively cartoons, chapter objectives and exercises, boxed information, and critical thinking questions to keep you focused on pertinent information.
  • The Role Transitions chapter orients you to the content and leads off the topics covered in the textbook.
  • Continued coverage of current issues in the Workplace Issues chapter includes updated content on sexual harassment, needle stick injury and other topics.
  • Employment Considerations chapter combines in-depth coverage on seeking employment, resume writing and interviewing techniques.
  • NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate is an entire chapter featuring valuable tips on how to prepare for and successfully pass the exam.
  • Evolve companion website includes Case Studies, Test Taking Strategies, a sample NCLEX Test Tutorial, a sample NCLEX Test, plus access to Resume Maker templates for creating professionalresumes and cover letters.


  • UNIQUE! New Emergency Preparedness chapter provides an in-depth look at bioterrorism and rapid response teams.
  • UNIQUE! The revised and newly titled Building Nursing Management Skills chapter focuses on how to manage your time, get organized, develop and use communication skills, and delegate.
  • UNIQUE! New Evidence-Based Practice boxes convey the research element in the topics covered.
  • Updated chapter on Personal Management: Time and Self-care Strategies includes information on how to manage and balance your personal and professional time.
  • Updated Nursing Education chapter includes current information on credentialing, registration and licensing, certification and accreditation.
  • Updated Image of Nursing: Influences of the Present chapter describes the nurse's role, the traditional role of the nurse, and nurses as advocates, teachers, colleagues and managers.
  • Updated Table of Contents improves the flow of material covered to make it easier for you to quickly find and learn important topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416056720
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/13/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Reality shock3
2Self-care strategies25
3Employment considerations : opportunities, resumes, and interviewing43
4Mentoring and preceptorship79
5NCLEK-RN and the new graduate91
6Historical perspectives : influences of the past121
7Nursing education141
8Nursing theory159
9Image of nursing : influences of the present179
10Challenges of nursing management207
11Effective communication and team building229
12Conflict management271
13Time management289
14Delegation in the clinical setting311
15The health care organization and patterns of nursing care delivery333
16Economics of the health care delivery system359
17Political action in nursing377
18Collective bargaining : traditional and non-traditional approaches401
19Ethical issues425
20Legal issues455
21Cultural and spiritual awareness505
22Quality patient care521
23Nursing informatics551
24Using nursing research in practice573
25Workplace issues584
App. ABoards of nursing601
App. BNational nursing organizations609
App. CAmerican Nurses Association constituent member associations617
App. DCanadian nursing organizations627

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