Issues and Trends Online for Contemporary Nursing (Access Code)

4th Edition

Issues, Trends and Management


  • Barbara Cherry
  • Susan Jacob
  • Jacqueline Burchum
  • Cynthia Russell
  • Key Features

    • Consistent modules reinforce textbook content and help you concentrate on the most important issues, trends, and management concepts and ensure the best patient outcomes.
    • Highlighted glossary terms familiarize you with essential terminology for the most effective communication in the clinical setting.
    • In-depth case studies test your analytical skills and challenge you to apply concepts to realistic scenarios similar to what you'll encounter in practice.
    • Learning activities and discussion questions synthesize key information and test your knowledge and understanding.
    • Interactive WebQuests guide you to further research to enhance your online assignments.

    Table of Contents


    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

    7 Paying for Health Care Services 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 (includes Collective Bargaining)

    13 Information Technology in the Clinical Setting

    14 Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today’s World

    15 Nursing Leadership and Management

    16 Budgeting Basics for Nurses (NEW!)

    17 Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

    18 Effective Delegation and Supervision

    19 Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models

    20 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

    21 Health Policy and Politics: Getting Involved!

    22 Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse

    23 Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance

    24 Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities

    25 Job Search: Finding Your Match

    26 NCLEX-RN Examination


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    About the editors

    Barbara Cherry

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Barbara Cherry, DNSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC Department Chair for Leadership Studies; Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing; Lubbock, Texas

    Susan Jacob

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Susan R. Jacob, PhD, RN; Executive Associate Dean and Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing; Memphis, Tennessee