Reinventing Your Nursing Career: A Handbook for Success in the Age of Managed Care / Edition 1

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Overview

The health care revolution now underway is anticipated to displace nearly a million hospital-based nurses over the next several years. While opportunities in nursing exist outside hospital walls, most nurses are not trained or equipped to cope with such a derailment, Reinventing Your Career is a self-study manual on rethinking one''s career, setting personal goals, and planning and implementing a strategy to find a place in the future of health care. The book begins with a straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is assessment of the current scene for nurses, then flows into how nurses need to identify their value concretely in terms of skill sets and explains how to develop them. Chapters on empowerment and empowering techniques, goal-setting exercises, personal action planners, and networking techniques round out the book. Plus, you can earn CE credits!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Jane W. Swanson, MS, RN, CNAA (University of Texas Medical Branch )
Description: This handbook provides the reader with an overview of the dynamics of a changing healthcare system and the impact on nursing as influenced by managed care. The authors use diagrams, checklists, charts, and helpful hints to emphasize learning points for self-assessment of each reader's ability to adapt to change.
Purpose: The book provides an overview of the process involved in healthcare change and transition and provides guidelines and self-assessment to validate readers' perceptions and attitudes of transferable skills.
Audience: Nursing undergraduates, practicing nurses, or other allied health care professionals who seek to start new practices or move to a new practice setting, including but not limited to managed care, are the audience.
Features: The strength of the book is the workbook format for developing self-assessment through multiple checklists and open-ended questions of the reader's current and transferable skills. A useful feature is the book's wide margins on each page for note-taking.
Assessment: This is a basic overview of managed care from an historical perspective and the effects on healthcare and nursing changes. It is a comprehensive, easy to use, and straightforward self-assessment guide. The style is concise and well organized. A more extensive and current list of references would address knowledge requirements at all levels.
Jane W. Swanson
This handbook provides the reader with an overview of the dynamics of a changing healthcare system and the impact on nursing as influenced by managed care. The authors use diagrams, checklists, charts, and helpful hints to emphasize learning points for self-assessment of each reader's ability to adapt to change. The book provides an overview of the process involved in healthcare change and transition and provides guidelines and self-assessment to validate readers' perceptions and attitudes of transferable skills. Nursing undergraduates, practicing nurses, or other allied health care professionals who seek to start new practices or move to a new practice setting, including but not limited to managed care, are the audience. The strength of the book is the workbook format for developing self-assessment through multiple checklists and open-ended questions of the reader's current and transferable skills. A useful feature is the book's wide margins on each page for note-taking. This is a basic overview of managed care from an historical perspective and the effects on healthcare and nursing changes. It is a comprehensive, easy to use, and straightforward self-assessment guide. The style is concise and well organized. A more extensive and current list of references would address knowledge requirements at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834210073
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/23/1997
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Future Directions of the Health Care System * Quality of Care and the Nurse’ s Role * Value Added in Nursing Practice * Identifying the Skill Set for Success * Case Management: A Practice Model for the Future Personal Transitions * The Process of Personal Empowerment * The Search for Answers * The Force of Crystallized Thinking * The Personal Empowerment Process * Steps to Personal Empowerment * Time Management * Finding a Life Partner: Types of Personality Evaluations * Networking * Glossary of Terms and Definitions
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2003

    Great Book!

    This book is the complete resource.

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