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 ob...show morejectives, 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
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 97 Cover: Paperback Publisher: F. A. Davis Co. Published: 04/28/1997 International: No
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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
Professional Nursing Organizations Nursing Intervention Classifications (NIC)
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