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Advancing Your Career : Concepts of Professional Nursing

Advancing Your Career : Concepts of Professional Nursing - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803602359

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Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 1997
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Advancing Your Career : Concepts of Professional Nursing - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803602359

Rose K. Nunnery

ISBN13: 978-0803602359
ISBN10: 0803602359
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

KEY FEATURES

  • Focused specifically on the special needs of the returning RN student
  • Identifies and offers solutions to many of the problems the returning RN student must deal with, such as setting personal goals, developing a professional identity, managing time, setting limits, streamlining work, dealing with role conflicts and stressors, and studying effectively
  • Each chapter includes chapter objectives, key terms, learning exercises, key points, references, and a bibliography (key terms are highlighted in the text the first time they appear and the sentence is highlighted in a second color)
  • Learning exercises use examples from the student's nursing experiences and encourage him - her to visualize new ways to think critically and improve practice
  • Overview of nursing theories and how they can apply to current practice
  • Examination of critical components of professional nursing practice that include critical thinking, leadership, management, organizational structure, change, care delivery, teaching - learning, research, and politics and power
  • Contemporary health care issues addressed, such as quality assurance, cost containment, health care reform, Healthy People 2000, nursing informatics, and community health

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1. Professional Nursing Practice
2. Coping with Returning to School

Part 2: Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice

3. Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge
4. What Is Theory?
5. Health and Illness Models

Part 3: Critical Components of Professional Nursing Practice

6. Effective Communication
7. Critical Thinking
8. Leadership
9. Management
10. Organizations
11. Change
12. Teaching-Learning Process
13. Group Theory

Part 4: Providing Care

14. Nursing Process
15. Managing and Providing Care
16. Research as a Basis for Practice
17. The Politically Active Nurse

Part 5: Moving Health Care into the 21st Century

18. Health-Care Agenda and Reform
19. Our Aging Population
20. Health-Care Economics
21. Quality Care
22. Nursing in the Community
23. Nursing Informatics and Health Management Information Systems

Part 6: Nurses with Vision

24. Professional Ethics
25. Expanding the Vision

Appendices:

Professional Nursing Organizations
Nursing Intervention Classifications (NIC)

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