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.
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
Garneau, Ashley Zerwekh Nursing Faculty, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, Arizona.