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
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Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Associate Professor, Director of Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA