Nursing Today - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323401685, 9780323474115

Nursing Today

9th Edition

Transition and Trends

Authors: JoAnn Zerwekh Ashley Garneau
Paperback ISBN: 9780323401685
eBook ISBN: 9780323474115
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd November 2016
Page Count: 704

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Loved for its humor, readability, and inviting cartoons, Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends, 9th Edition helps you prepare for the NCLEX-RN® Examination — while giving you valuable information to succeed in your professional career. It reflects current issues and trending topics that nurses will face, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. This edition features test-taking tips for the NCLEX-RN® Examination and updated Evolve resources for students, including review questions and case studies.

Key Features

  • Thorough coverage of all the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you for a professional career.
  • An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes.
  • An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentorship and Preceptorship.
  • Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and evidence-based practice content throughout, focus your attention on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. 
  • Content on the role of nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models.
  • Mentoring and preceptorship content discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or nurse externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition
1. Reality Shock
2. Personal Management: Time and Self-care Strategies
3. Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs
4. Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes and Interviewing
5. NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate

Unit II: Nursing: A Developing Profession
6. Historical Perspectives
7. Nursing Education
8. Nursing Theories
9. Professional Image of Nursing

Unit III: Nursing Management
10. Nursing Management & Leadership
11. Building Nursing Management Skills
12. Effective Communication & Team Building
13. Conflict Management
14. Delegation in the Clinical Setting

Unit IV: Current Issues in Health Care
15. The Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery
16. Economics in the Health Care Delivery System
17. Political Action in Nursing
18. Collective Bargaining
19. Ethical Issues
20. Legal Issues

Unit V: Contemporary Nursing Practice
21. Cultural & Spiritual Awareness
22. Quality Patient Care
23. Nursing Informatics
24. Using Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
25. Work Place Issues
26. Emergency Preparedness

Appendix A: Boards of Nursing
Appendix B: National Nursing Organizations
Appendix C: American Nurses Association and Constituent Member Associations
Appendix D: Canadian Nursing Associations


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About the Authors

JoAnn Zerwekh

JoAnn Zerwekh, EdD, RN is a nurse educator with extensive experience in nursing education. She has been presenting NCLEX® review courses for graduate nurses for over 30 years and is the author of multiple NCLEX® review books.

Affiliations and Expertise

President/CEO Nursing Education Consultants, Inc. Chandler, Arizona

Ashley Garneau

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing Faculty, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, Arizona