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Nursing Today - Revised Reprint

Transitions and Trends

A student favorite for its easy-to-read style, real-life applications, and humorous cartoons, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 7th Edition Revised Reprint helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession’s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills but with career development skills including resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Test-taking tips and strategies prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management issues prepare you to succeed in the workplace. In this edition, well-known educator JoAnn Zerwekh and coauthor Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, collective bargaining, and emergency preparedness.

Paperback, 640 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-24101-4


  • Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition
    1.  Role Transitions
    2.  Personal Management: Time and Self-Care Strategies
    3.  Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs
    Unit II: Career Development
    4.  Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing
    5.  NCLEX-RN® Examination and the New Graduate
    Unit III: Nursing: A Developing Profession
    6.  Historical Perspectives: Influences of the Past
    7.  Nursing Education
    8.  Nursing Theory
    9.  Image of Nursing: Influences of the Present
    Unit IV: Nursing Management
    10.  Challenges of Nursing Management and Leadership
    11.  Building Nursing Management Skills
    12.  Effective Communication and 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 of the Health Care Delivery System
    17.  Political Action in Nursing
    18.  Collective Bargaining: Traditional (Union) and Nontraditional Approaches
    19.  Ethical Issues
    20.  Legal Issues
    Unit VI: Contemporary Nursing Practice
    21.  Cultural and Spiritual Awareness
    22.  Quality Patient Care
    23.  Nursing Informatics
    24.  Using Nursing Research in Practice
    25.  Workplace Issues
    26.  Emergency Preparedness


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