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Nursing Today

Transition and Trends

A student favorite for its easy-to-read style, real-life applications, and humorous cartoons, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 7th Edition 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.


Published: March 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3722-2


  • 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 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 Non-Traditional 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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