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Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Third Edition examines the progression of the professional nursing role and provides students with a solid foundation for a successful career. This essential resource includes recommendations from current research and utilizes a comprehensive competency model as its framework.

Key Features:
* Incorporates the Nurse of the Future (NOF): Nursing Core Competencies, based on the AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, the IOM’s Future of Nursing Report, and QSEN competencies, throughout the text
* “Competency Boxes” highlight knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required of the professional nurse
* Includes new case studies and content congruent with recommendations from the Carnegie Foundation and the Institute of Medicine

• Provides updated information on evidence-based research, informatics, legal issues, the healthcare delivery system, and future directions

Accompanied by Instructor Resources:
* Save time with a Test Bank and sample syllabi
* Encourage critical thinking using sample professional development assignments
* Plan classroom lectures using PowerPoint Presentations created for each chapter

Navigate eFolio: Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, a fully supported and hosted online learning solution featuring an ebook and course management tools is also available for this text. Navigate eFolio transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together authoritative and interactive content aligned to course objectives, with student practice activities and assessments, an ebook, and reporting tools For more information visit

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book uses a comprehensive competency framework based on the AACN Baccalaureate Essentials, the IOM recommendations, QSEN Competencies, and other standards to guide nursing students in their professional role development.
Purpose: According to the editor, the goal is to provide a resource to guide nursing students in their journey into professional nursing practice.
Audience: The audience is undergraduate nursing students.
Features: The book is divided into two units. Unit I consists of nursing foundational material including history, theory, ethics, and socialization into the nursing role. Unit II addresses patient care issues and the future direction of nursing. New to this edition is the inclusion of the Nurse of the Future: Nursing Core Competencies, which are threaded throughout the chapters. Each chapter also includes objectives, key terms and concepts, critical thinking questions, case studies, classroom activities, and competency boxes, which link examples of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) needed by nurses and nursing students to the core competencies. A companion website offers many instructor and student resources.
Assessment: This book covers a plethora of nursing topics in an easy-to-understand format. Its strength lies in the incorporation of the Nurse of the Future: Nursing Core Competencies and other standards and recommendations throughout. All of the faculty and students resources only enhance the utility of the book. It provides many avenues for teaching and learning that should accommodate any learning style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449691509
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 51,132
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 1

1 The History of Health Care and Nursing Karen Saucier Lundy Lundy, Karen Saucier 3

2 Framework for Professional Nursing Practice Kathleen Masters Masters, Kathleen 45

3 Philosophy of Nursing Mary W. Stewart Stewart, Mary W. 69

4 Foundations of Ethical Nursing Practice Karen Rich Rich, Karen Janie B. Butts Butts, Janie B. 85

5 Social Context of Professional Nursing Mary W. Stewart Stewart, Mary W. 105

6 Education and Socialization to the Professional Nursing Role Patricia Becker Hentz Hentz, Patricia Becker Melanie Gilmore Gilmore, Melanie 127

7 Career Management and Care of Use Professional Self Luann M. Daggett Daggett, Luann M. 139

Unit II Professional Nursing Practice and the Management of Patient Care 167

8 The Healthcare Delivery System and the Role of the Professional Nurse Sharon Vincent Vincent, Sharon 169

9 Clinical Judgment in Professional Nursing Jill Rushing Rushing, Jill 189

10 Evidence-Based Professional Nursing Practice Kathleen Masters Masters, Kathleen 205

11 Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing Practice Karen Rich Rich, Karen Janie B. Butts Butts, Janie B. 217

12 Law and the Professional Nurse Kathleen Driscoll Driscoll, Kathleen Evadna Lyons Lyons, Evadna 241

13 The Role of the Professional Nurse in Patient Education Kathleen Masters Masters, Kathleen 269

14 Informatics and Technology in Professional Nursing Practice Kay Coltharp Cater Cater, Kay Coltharp 287

15 Future Directions in Professional Nursing Practice Katherine Elizabeth Nugent Nugent, Katherine Elizabeth 301

App. A American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice 315

App. B American Nurses Association Codeof Ethics 317

Glossary 319

Index 333

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