Professional Nursing, Concepts & Challenges, 6th Edition

Professional Nursing

6th Edition Concepts & Challenges

By Kay Kittrell Chitty, RN, EdD, CS, Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Beth Perry Black, RN, MSN, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC


1. Nursing Today

2. The History and Social Context of Nursing

3. The Professionalization of Nursing

4. Legal Aspects of Nursing

5. Ethics: Basic Concepts for Nursing Practice

6. Becoming a Nurse: Defining Nursing and Socialization into Professional Practice

7. Educational Patterns in Nursing

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

9. Communication and Collaboration in Nursing

10. Illness, Culture, and Caring: Impact on Patients, Families, and Nurses

11. The Science of Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice

12. Conceptual and Philosophical Bases of Nursing

13. The Theoretical Basis for Professional Nursing

14. Nursing and Health Care Delivery: System, Roles, and Finance

15. Politics and Policy: Nursing?s Role in Shaping Health Care

16. Nursing?s Future Challenges