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History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications.From early nursing to Nightingale’s revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing’s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present.A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today’s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Seven Trends in Nursing||p. 1|
|Nursing in the American Colonies From the 1600s to the 1700s: The Influence of Past Ideas, Traditions, and Trends||p. 8|
|Prelude to Modern American Nursing: The Work of Florence Nightingale||p. 22|
|Nursing in the United States During the 1800s: Inspiration and Insight Lead to Nursing Reforms||p. 38|
|Nursing in the United States From 1900 to the Early 1920s: A New Century Brings Novel Ideas and Social Concerns||p. 60|
|Nursing in the United States From the 1920s to the Early 1940s: Education Rather Than Training for Nurses||p. 94|
|Nursing in the United States From the 1940s to the Early 1960s: Professionalism, Educational Reformation, and Acceptance of Minority Nurses||p. 120|
|Nursing in the United States From the 1960s to the Early 1980s: Decades of Change-Regional Conflict, Segregation, and Specialization||p. 150|
|Nursing in the United States From the 1980s to the Present: New Opportunity, Technological Advances, Nursing Autonomy and Globalization||p. 180|
|Envisioning the Future of Nursing: Global Nursing, National Healthcare Reform, and Nurse Socialization||p. 210|
|Information Technology and the Continued Study of Nursing History: Research Tips and Relevant Resources||p. 236|
|Photographic Credits||p. 249|
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