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Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Second Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education and professional development. This dynamic text engages students in recognizing the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery, and focuses on the five core competencies for health professions as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The book is divided into four sections:*The Profession of Nursing*The Healthcare Context*Core Healthcare Professional Competencies*The Practice of Nursing TodayTwo new chapters are included in this edition:*Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Illness: A Community Perspective*The Future: Transformation of Nursing Practice Through Leadership