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Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, & Management

Contemporary Nursing, Issues, Trends, & Management, 6th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care with a comprehensive yet focused survey of nursing topics affecting practice, as well as the issues facing today’s nurse managers and tomorrow’s nurse leaders. Newly revised and updated, Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob provide the most practical and balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you will encounter in practice.

Online version,

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10110-3


  • Unit I: Development of Nursing
    1. The Evolution of Professional Nursing
    2. The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing
    3. The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education
    4. Nursing Licensure and Certification
    5. Theories of Nursing Practice
    6. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    Unit II: Current Issues in Health Care
    7. Paying for Healthcare in America: Rising Costs and Challenges
    8. Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care
    9. Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care
    10. Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care
    11. Complementary and Alternative Healing
    12. Workforce Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage
    13. Collective Bargaining and Unions in Today's Workplace
    14. Information Technology in the Clinical Setting
    15. Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World

    Unit III: Leadership and Management in Nursing
    16. Nursing Leadership and Management
    17. Budgeting Basics for Nurses
    18. Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
    19. Effective Delegation and Supervision
    20. Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models
    21. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
    22. Quality and Safety in Nursing Education: The QSEN Project
    23. Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved!

    Unit IV: Career Management
    24. Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse
    25. Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance
    26. Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities
    27. Job Search: Finding Your Match
    28. NCLEX-RN® Examination


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