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Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends

Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1416056720

Cover of Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends 6TH 09 (ISBN 978-1416056720)
ISBN13: 978-1416056720
ISBN10: 1416056726
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $54.95

Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends - 6TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1416056720

JoAnn Zerwekh

ISBN13: 978-1416056720
ISBN10: 1416056726
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 09
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

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 todays 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 professional resumes 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 nurses 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.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition
1. Role Transitions
2. Personal Management: Time and Self-care Strategies
3. Mentorship and Preceptorship

Unit II: Career Development
4. Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes and Interviewing
5. NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate

Unit III: Nursing: A Developing Profession
6. Historical Perspectives: Influences of the Past
7. Nursing Education
8. Nursing Theories
9. Image of Nursing: Influences of the Present

Unit IV: Nursing Management
10. Challenges of Nursing Management
11. Building Nursing Management SkillsNEW!
12. Effective Communication & Team Building
13. Conflict Management
14. Delegation in the Clinical Setting

Unit V: Current Issues in Health Care
15. The Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery
16. Economics in the Health Care Delivery System
17. Political Action in Nursing
18. Collective Bargaining: Traditional (Union) and Non-Traditional Approaches
19. Ethical Issues
20. Legal Issues

Unit VI: Contemporary Nursing Practice
21. Cultural & Spiritual Awareness
22. Quality Patient Care
23. Nursing Informatics
24. Using Nursing Research in Practice
25. Workplace Issues
26. Emergency PreparednessNEW!