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Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice [Rental Edition]

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2020-03-24
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Preparing students to succeed in modern nursing careers
Nurses today must grow and evolve to meet the demands of a dramatically changing healthcare system.  Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing provides a core foundation of contemporary professional nursing so students can succeed in today’s environment. From the integral aspects of nursing, such as managing and communicating, to assessing health and client care, the text sets the foundation for nursing excellence. To help students develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, QSEN features throughout the 11th Edition draw connections to actual nursing practice. Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice. Other updates include new examples, additional photos, and the latest standards of care.

This title is also available  digitally  via  MyLab Nursing  which includes the Pearson eText.  This option gives students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

Author Biography

Audrey Berman, PhD, RN

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Audrey Berman received her BSN from the University of California—San Francisco and later returned to that campus to obtain her MS in physiological nursing and her PhD in nursing. Her dissertation was entitled Sailing a Course Through Chemotherapy: The Experience of Women with Breast Cancer. She worked in oncology at Samuel Merritt Hospital prior to beginning her teaching career in the diploma program at Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. As a faculty member, she participated in the transition of that program into a baccalaureate degree and in the development of the master of science and doctor of nursing practice programs. Over the years, she has taught a variety of medical-surgical nursing courses in the prelicensure programs on three campuses. She served as the dean of nursing at Samuel Merritt University from 2004-2019 and was the 2014—2016 president of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing. 

Dr. Berman has traveled extensively, visiting nursing and health care institutions in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the Soviet Union, and Spain. She is a senior director of the Bay Area Tumor Institute and served 3 years as director on the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau and is a site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. She has twice participated as an NCLEX-RN item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to nursing education, breast cancer, and technology in healthcare. 

Dr. Berman authored the scripts for more than 35 nursing skills videotapes in the 1990s. She was a coauthor of the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh editions of Fundamentals of Nursing and the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth editions of Skills in Clinical Nursing.

Shirlee J. Snyder, EdD, RN

Shirlee J. Snyder graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and subsequently received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Because of an interest in cardiac nursing and teaching, she earned a master of science in nursing with a minor in cardiovascular clinical specialist and teaching from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. A move to California resulted in becoming a faculty member at Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing in Oakland, California. Shirlee was fortunate to be involved in the phasing out of the diploma and ADN programs and development of a baccalaureate intercollegiate nursing program. She held numerous positions during her 15-year tenure at Samuel Merritt College, including curriculum coordinator, assistant director—instruction, dean of instruction, and associate dean of the Intercollegiate Nursing Program. She is an associate professor alumnus at Samuel Merritt College. Her interest and experiences in nursing education resulted in Shirlee obtaining a doctorate of education focused on curriculum and instruction from the University of San Francisco. 

Dr. Snyder moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1990 and taught in the ADN program at Portland Community College for 8 years. During this teaching experience she presented locally and nationally on topics related to using multimedia in the classroom and promoting ethnic and minority student success. 

Another career opportunity in 1998 led her to the Community College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Dr. Snyder was the nursing program director with responsibilities for the associate degree and practical nursing programs for 5 years. During this time she coauthored the fifth edition of Kozier & Erb’s Techniques in Clinical Nursing with Audrey Berman.

In 2003, Dr. Snyder returned to baccalaureate nursing education. She embraced the opportunity to be one of the nursing faculty teaching the first nursing class in the baccalaureate nursing program at the first state college in Nevada, which opened in 2002. From 2008 to 2012, she was the dean of the School of Nursing at Nevada State College in Henderson, Nevada. She is currently retired. 

Dr. Snyder enjoyed traveling to the Philippines (Manila and Cebu) in 2009 to present all-day seminars to approximately 5000 nursing students and 200 nursing faculty. She is a member of the American Nurses Association. She has been a site visitor for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Geralyn Frandsen, EdD, RN

Geralyn Frandsen graduated in the last class from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Maryville College. She attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, earning a master of science degree in nursing with specializations in community health and nursing education. Upon completion, she accepted a faculty position at her alma mater Maryville College, which has since been renamed Maryville University. In 2003 she completed her doctorate in higher education and leadership at Saint Louis University. Her dissertation was Mentoring Nursing Faculty in Higher Education. Her review of literature was incorporated in the Maryville University Guide to Promotion and Tenure. 

In service to the university, she has been a member and chair of the promotion and tenure committee for the past 10 years. She is a tenured full professor and currently serves as assistant director of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville. When educating undergraduate and graduate students, she utilizes a variety of teaching strategies to engage her students. When teaching undergraduate pharmacology she utilizes a team teaching approach, placing students in groups to review content. Each student is also required to bring a completed ticket to class covering the content to be taught. The practice of bringing a ticket to class was introduced to her by Dr. Em Bevis, who is famous for the Toward a Caring Curriculum.

Dr. Frandsen has authored textbooks in pharmacology and nursing fundamentals. In the ninth edition of Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing she contributed the chapters on Safety, Diagnostic Testing, Medications, Perioperative Nursing, and Fecal Elimination. In 2013 she was the fundamentals contributor for Ready Point and MyLab Nursing. This is an online resource to assist students in reviewing content in their nursing fundamentals course. She has authored both the Nursing Fundamentals: Pearson Reviews and Rationales and, in 2007, Pharmacology Reviews and Rationales.

Dr. Frandsen has completed the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium train-the-trainer courses for advanced practice nurses and the doctorate of nursing practice. She is passionate about end-of-life care and teaches a course to her undergraduate students. Dr. Frandsen is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses’ Association, and serves as a site visitor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Table of Contents


1. Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice
2. Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing
3. Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks
4. Legal Aspects of Nursing
5. Values, Ethics, and Advocacy


6. Health Care Delivery Systems
7. Community Nursing and Care Continuity
8. Home Care
9. Electronic Health Records and Information Technology


10. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning
11. Assessing
12. Diagnosing
13. Planning
14. Implementing and Evaluating
15. Documenting and Reporting


16. Health Promotion
17. Health, Wellness, and Illness
18. Culturally Responsive Nursing Care
19. Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities


20. Concepts of Growth and Development
21. Promoting Health from Conception Through Adolescence 
22. Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults
23. Promoting Health in Older Adults
24. Promoting Family Health


25. Caring
26. Communicating
27. Teaching
28. Leading, Managing, and Delegating


29. Vital Signs
30. Health Assessment


31. Asepsis
32. Safety
33. Hygiene
34. Diagnostic Testing
35. Medications
36. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
37. Perioperative Nursing


38. Sensory Perception
39. Self-Concept
40. Sexuality
41. Spirituality
42. Stress and Coping
43. Loss, Grieving, and Death


44. Activity and Exercise
45. Sleep
46. Pain Management
47. Nutrition
48. Urinary Elimination
49. Fecal Elimination
50. Oxygenation
51. Circulation
52. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Balance

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