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Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 2022-01-01
  • Publisher: DAVIS F A COMPANY

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Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing combines an innovative text with an immersive online program that make this challenging but must-know content easier to master by making learning personal. Together, they create a seamless experience that tracks each student’s progress and assesses their knowledge until they have mastered the concepts and are ready to apply them in class, clinical, and practice.



A comprehensive approach to care promotes critical thinking and clinical judgment to teach students how to “Think Like a Nurse” from the very first day. A consistent and concise organization along with a wealth of pedagogical features emphasizes the Thinking, Doing, and Caring at the heart of professional practice.

In every chapter, students first explore the theoretical knowledge behind key Fundamentals concepts. Then, they learn the practical knowledge guided by the nursing process; and finally, the skills and procedures for safe and effective nursing care.


Using a unique and proven approach across a Learn-Apply-Assess continuum, Davis Advantage engages students and helps them make the connections to key topics. Whether teaching in-person or online, this complete, integrated solution aligns seamlessly with the textbook and equips instructors with actionable analytics to track students’ progress, remediate where needed, and facilitate an active learning environment.

LEARN—Personalized Learning

The foundation of the Davis Advantage platform, Personalized Learning, immerses students in an online learning experience tailored to their needs. Students are assessed on their comprehension of key topics from the text, and then are guided through animated mini-lecture videos and dynamic activities to reinforce learning and bring concepts to life.

APPLY—Clinical Judgment (NEW!)

Clinical Judgment elevates students’ critical thinking and clinical reasoning, helping them to build the clinical judgment skills they need to practice safe and effective nursing care and to prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX® with confidence. Progressive case studies featuring real-life, complex clinical situations challenge students to apply their knowledge, make informed decisions, and evaluate outcomes.


Quizzing uses NCLEX®-style questions for assessment and remediation. Its adaptive, question-based format provides the additional practice students need to test their knowledge, master course content, and perform well on course and board exams.

  • NEW! Clinical Judgment component now in Davis Advantage
  • EXPANDED & ENHANCED! Increased focus on Clinical Judgment reflecting the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (CJMM) and the relationships among the nursing process, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment
  • NEW! “Critical-Thinking and Clinical Judgment” scenario with questions added to each chapter
  • UPDATED! “Example Client Conditions” to reflect CJMM
  • REVISED! Nursing process chapters combined into a single chapter to better explain the interconnectedness of each step in the Nursing Process.
  • EXPANDED & ENHANCED! Focus on patient advocacy
  • NEW! Procedure for how to use an incentive spirometer

Table of Contents

I.How Nurses Think
1.Evolution of Nursing Thought & Action
2.Clinical Judgement
3. The Steps of the Nursing Process
4.Evidence-Based Practice: Theory & Research
II.Factors Affecting Health
5.Life Span: Infancy Through Middle Adulthood
6.Life Span: Older Adults
7.Experiencing Health & Illness
8.Stress & Adaptation
9.Psychosocial Health & Illness
10.Family Health
11.Caring in Multicultural Healthcare Environments 
13.Experiencing Loss
III.Essential Nursing Interventions
14.Promoting Health
15.Communication & Therapeutic Relationships
16.Patient Education
17.Documenting & Reporting
18.Measuring Vital Signs
19.Physical Assessment
20.Promoting Asepsis & Preventing Infection
21. Safety
22.Facilitating Hygiene
23.Administering Medication
IV.Supporting Physiological Function
25.Urinary Elimination
26.Bowel Elimination
27.Sensation, Perception, & Response
29. Physical Activity & Immobility
30.Sexual Health
31.Sleep & Rest
32.Skin Integrity & Wound Healing
34.Circulation & Perfusion 
35.Hydration & Homeostasis
36.Caring for the Surgical Patient
V.The Context for Nurses' Work
37.Community & Home Health Nursing
38. Nursing Informatics
39.Legal Accountability 
40. Leading and Managing (also online at Davis Advantage)
41. Ethics and Values (also online at Davis Advantage)

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