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Advancing Your Career

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-10-01
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
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Advance your career to the next level of professional practice!

Here are all the concepts and theories practicing RNs need to continue their education and reach the next level of professional practice. You’ll find in-depth coverage of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication, professional ethics, leadership, group theory, teaching/learning, and multicultural issues.

Explore the challenges and issues that are changing the field of nursing. Then, apply them to the situations you encounter in practice today . . . and to the challenges you’ll encounter tomorrow.

The Textbook of Choice For West Haven University’s RN to BSN
“We are pleased to select Dr. Kearny's Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing as the textbook for Transition to Professional Nursing, the foundational course in our RN to BSN completion program. The book is expertly written by professionals within the field of nursing who have an appreciation for the needs of returning RN students in a unique training environment. From time management to conflict resolution in a dynamic health care setting, this book covers it all. It is simply a panoply of the essential ingredients needed to cultivate the nursing leaders of tomorrow. In a word, it is excellent.”
—Dr. Charles M. Frye, President, West Haven University, Amazon Reviewer

I love it.
The book is handy and very rich in education, research and evidenced-based nursing. I love it and will continue to use it even after the course in my nursing practice.”
—Dominique, Amazon Reviewer

Updating your Career Path.
This book is a must for every person who wants to stay current and move ahead in the area of nursing. Looking for the current "buzz words"? They are here. Definitely worth your time and money.
—Amazon Reviewer

Table of Contents

Section I: Professional Bases for Practice
1: Your Professional Identity
2: Theory as the Basis for Practice
3: Evolution & Use of Formal Knowledge of Nursology
4: Health, Illness and Holism
5: Evidence-Based Practice

Section II: Critical Abilities in Professional Nursing Practice
6: Effective Communication
7: Critical Thinking
8: Working with Groups
9: The Teaching-Learning Process
10: Managing and Leading in the Organization
11: Change and Innovation
12: Professional Ethics

Section III: Quality Care for Individuals, Families & Groups
13: Quality and Safety in Healthcare
14: Population Health
15: Informatics and Documenting Outcomes
16: Economics and Healthcare Policy
17: The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative

Section IV: Envisioning the Future
18: Healthcare Reform and Global Issues
19: Expanding the Vision

Appendix A: Professional Nursing Organizations

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