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Popular with nursing students for its humorous cartoons and easy-to-read style, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 8th Edition helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession’s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Study questions and test-taking tips prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management prepare you to succeed in the workplace. Well-known educators JoAnn Zerwekh and Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, and patterns of nursing care delivery.
Unit I: Professional Growth and Transition 1. Role Transitions 2. Personal Management: Time and Self-Care Strategies 3. Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs
Unit II: Career Development 4. Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes and Interviewing 5. NCLEX-RN Examination 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 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 in 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 Client Care 23. Nursing Informatics 24. Using Nursing Research in Practice 25. Workplace Issues 26. Emergency Preparedness