- Offers comprehensive and timely coverage of the issues affecting nursing education and practice.
- UNIQUE! Over 100 well-known contributors offer their expert insights and analysis.
- UNIQUE! Viewpoint chapters present controversial issues to showcase pressing issues facing nursing today.
Section 1 Defining Nursing from a Variety of Roles
The Richness of Nursing
1 What is Nursing, Why Do We Ask, and How Will Nursing be Better Understood?
2 Staff Nurses Working in Hospitals: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?
3 Clinical Nurse Specialists: Education and Practice Issues
4 Nurse Practitioners: Taking Their Place in the Health Care Arena
5 Nurse Executives: Critical Thinking for Rapid Change
6 The Nurse as Chief Executive Officer (NEW)
7 Nurse Educators: Issues That Affect the Profession
8 Nurse Researchers: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?
Section 2 Nursing Education in Transition
Nursing Education in Transition
9 Creating the Future of Nursing Education: Challenges and Opportunities
10 Educational Challenges: Quality in Pre-Licensure Nursing Education
11 Graduate Nursing Education: A Critical Examination from a Global Perspective
12 International Collaborative Institutional Approaches to Nursing Education (NEW)
13 Using Academic-Service Collaborative Partnerships to Expand Professional Nursing Programs
14 Creating the Nursing Theory-Research-Practice Nexus
Section 3 Changing Practice
A Nurse Is Not a Nurse Is Not a Nurse
16 Moving the Care from Hospital to Home
17 Adult Health Nursing Practice: Current Changes & Issues
18 Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Recent Changes and Current Issues
19 Ambulatory Care Nursing: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century
20 Gerontological Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues
21 Hospice and Palliative Care: One Solution for Improving U.S. Health Care?
22 Pediatric Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues
23 Perinatal Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues
24 Perioperative Nursin