Nursing Today, Transition and Trends, 7th Edition

Nursing Today

7th Edition Transition and Trends

By JoAnn Zerwekh, MSN, EdD, RN, Executive Director, Nursing Education Consultants, Ingram, TX; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ and Ashley Zerwekh Garneau, MS, RN, Nursing Faculty GateWay Community College Phoenix, Arizona


Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition

1. Role Transitions

2. Personal Management: Time and Self-Care Strategies

3. Mentorship and Preceptorship

Unit II: Career Development

4. Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes and Interviewing

5. NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate

Unit III: Nursing: A Developing Profession

6. Historical Perspectives: Influences of the Past

7. Nursing Education

8. Nursing Theories

9. Image of Nursing: Influences of the Present

Unit IV: Nursing Management

10. Challenges of Nursing Management and Leadership

11. Building Nursing Management Skills

12. Effective Communication and Team Building

13. Conflict Management

14. Delegation in the Clinical Setting

Unit V: Current Issues in Health Care

15. The Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery

16. Economics of the Health Care Delivery System

17. Political Action in Nursing

18. Collective Bargaining: Traditional (Union) and Non-Traditional Approaches

19. Ethical Issues

20. Legal Issues

Unit VI: Contemporary Nursing Practice

21. Cultural and Spiritual Awareness

22. Quality Patient Care

23. Nursing Informatics

24. Using Nursing Research in Practice

25. Workplace Issues

26. Emergency Preparedness