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Build on your prior nursing experiences. Here are all the theories and concepts you need to progress from RN to BSN and beyond. From timely topics, such as JCAHO’s safety initiatives, to healthcare reform and global issues, this popular text helps you continue your education and reach the next level of professional practice.
Explore the challenges and issues that are changing the field of nursing. Then apply them to the situations you encounter in practice today . . . and to the challenges you’ll encounter tomorrow.
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Table of Contents
Section I Professional Bases for Practice
Chapter 1 Your Professional Identity
Chapter 2 Theory as the Basis for Practice
Chapter 3 Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge
Chapter 4 Health, Illness, and Holism
Chapter 5 Evidence-Based Practice
Section II Critical Abilities in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter 6 Effective Communication
Chapter 7 Critical Thinking
Chapter 8 Working with Groups
Chapter 9 The Teaching-Learning Process
Chapter 10 Managing and Leading in the Organization
Chapter 11 Change and Innovation
Chapter 12 Professional Ethics
Section III Quality Care for Individuals, Families, and Groups
Chapter 13 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Chapter 14 Population Health
Chapter 15 Informatics and Documenting Outcomes
Chapter 16 Economics and Healthcare Policy
Chapter 17 The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative
Chapter 18 Healthcare Reform and Global Issues
Chapter 19 Expanding the Vision
Appendix A Professional Nursing Organizations
Appendix B Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Systems