Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 5th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care. It provides a comprehensive, yet focused overview of nursing topics affecting practice and issues facing today's nurse managers and tomorrow's nurse leaders. Written by well-known educators Barbara Cherry and Susan R. Jacob, this edition is fully revised and updated, giving you the most practical, balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you'll encounter in practice.
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