Issues and Trends Online for Creasia Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (User Guide and Access Code)

Issues and Trends Online for Creasia Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (User Guide and Access Code)

By Joan L. Creasia, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Barbara Parker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Director of Doctoral Program School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and Marilyn O'Rourke, RNC, MSN, Assistant Professor, Community and Mental Health Nursing, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


1. History of Nursing and Nursing Education

2. Socialization to Professional Nursing

3. Professional Nursing Roles: Focus on Case Management

4. Theories and Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice

5. Health Policy and Planning for the Nursing Practice Environment

6. Economic Issues in Health Care

7. Communication Skills and Techniques

8. Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process

9. Challenges in Teaching and Learning

10. Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice

11. Ethical Dimensions of Nursing and Health Care

12. Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

13. Health and Health Promotion

14. Complementary and Alternative Practices and Products: Components of Holistic Health

15. Vulnerable Populations