Contemporary Nursing, Issues, Trends, & Management, 5th Edition

Contemporary Nursing

5th Edition Issues, Trends, & Management

By Barbara Cherry, DNSc, MBA, RN, 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 R. Jacob, PhD, MSN, RN, Susan R. Jacob, PhD, RN; Executive Associate Dean and Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing; Memphis, Tennessee ; Barbara Cherry, DNSc, MBA, RN, 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 and Susan R. Jacob, PhD, MSN, RN, Susan R. Jacob, PhD, RN; Executive Associate Dean and Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing; Memphis, Tennessee


Unit I: Development of Nursing
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
Unit II: Current Issues in Health Care
7. Paying for Healthcare 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. Workplace Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage
13. Collective Bargaining and Unions in Today's Workplace  NEW!
14. Information Technology in the Clinical Setting
15. Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World
Unit III: Leadership and Management in Nursing
16. Nursing Leadership and Management
17. Budgeting Basics for Nurses
18. Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
19. Effective Delegation and Supervision
20. Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models
21. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
22. Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN)
23. Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved!
Unit IV: Career Management
24. Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse
25. Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance
26. Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities
27. Job Search: Finding Your Match
28. NCLEX-RN Examination