Professional Nursing, Concepts & Challenges, 7th Edition

Professional Nursing

7th Edition Concepts & Challenges

By Beth Perry Black, RN, MSN, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC


  1. Nursing Today: A Time of Transformation
  2. The History and Social Context of Nursing
  3. Nursing?s Pathway to Professionalism
  4. Legal Aspects of Nursing
  5. Ethics: Basic Concepts for Nursing Practice
  6. Becoming a Nurse: Defining Nursing and Socialization Into Professional Practice
  7. The Education of Nurses: On the Leading Edge of Transformation
  8. Critical Thinking, the Nursing Process, and 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. Nursing Theory: The Basis for Professional Nursing
  14. Health Care in the United States
  15. Political Activism In Nursing: Communities, Organizations, Government
  16. Nursing?s Challenge: The Call for Transformation