The primary purpose of THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS is to provide the registered nursing student with tools to build the required problem-solving skills to do the job. With contributions from expert clinicians, administrators and educators, this resource was developed with an eye toward what is needed for the successful transition into practice. Written in a manner that encourages the students and the professor to become engaged in an active discussion, each chapter contains case studies that may be used individually or as a group assignment. In addition, Internet Assignments and Written Assignments are placed throughout the chapters to encourage individual critical thinking, continuing dialog, thoughtful discussion and classroom debate.
THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS can be used in the traditional setting or accompany an online course. The Online Companion™ includes links to relevant websites, learning activities, case studies, and practice questions. To assist faculty, THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS also features the Instructor Resource to Accompany The Practice Environment of Nursing, which includes an Instructor's Manual, Testbank in ExamView consisting of over 600 questions and a presentation done in PowerPoint© for each chapter in the book.
Table of Contents
PART 1: PAST TO PRESENT IN THE PROFESSION.
1. The current state of the nursing discipline.
2. Evolution of the medical and allied health professions.
3. Progression of the nursing field: Past and present.
4. Nursing workforce issues.
5. Where are all the nursing faculty?
6. The newest nursing specialties.
PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT THAT INFLUENCES NURSING CARE.
7. Policy: Assessment, development, analysis and evaluation.
8. Health policy.
9. The political influence on the nursing profession.
10. The financial health care environment.
11. Insurance – and its effects on health care in the U.S.
12. Cost, access and quality: Critical health care issues.
13. Information and life long learning.
14. Evidence-based practice.
15. Trends in workplace safety.
PART 3: TRANSITION AND GROWTH.
16. The successful mentor / mentee relationship.
17. The nursing role in the next decade.
18. Test taking strategies, including NCLEX, GRE & certification exams.
19. Transitioning from student to professional nurse.
20. Achieving life-work balance.
21. Health literacy.
22. Advocacy in the public arena.
23. The practice environment: Anticipating the future.