The fifth edition of this topflight text on nurse practitioner role development is completely updated and expanded to encompass the full sphere of current practice roles. These include interprofessional, global health, and leadership roles and such practice issues as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities. The book encompasses the diverse expertise of contributors from a wide variety of practice settings and reflects the competencies identified by key stakeholder organizations such as the ANA, NONPF, NACNS, AANA, ACNM, and AACN. With a focus on everyday realities of APRN practice in a rapidly changing health care environment, it delivers essential information on the multifaceted role of APRNs as they transition into practice and professional arenas. The fifth edition reflects the expanding roles of the DNP and CNL and provides more detail on the transition of APRN master’s and doctoral students–particularly NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs–into practice. It discusses the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health care delivery and emphasizes the APRN role in influencing health policy. New chapters address global health and differentiated roles for the APRN and APRN leadership in interprofessional teams. The text provides new information on practice issues such as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities, along with updated web resources. Additionally, the fifth edition includes an enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification and expanded coverage of professional issues and research-based practice (including quantitative and qualitative methodologies). The book continues to provide essential information on advanced clinical decision making, reimbursement, ethical issues, technology, and employment strategies for the APRN. New to the Fifth Edition: A chapter on global health and differentiated roles for APRNs A chapter on APRN leadership in interprofessional teams Current information on practice issues including credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities Updated web resources Enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification Added content about DNP and CNL roles and leadership functions Expanded coverage of professional issues and evidence-based practice Information on influencing health policy Content on integrating informatics in practice Online teaching tools that include PowerPoint slides and an instructor’s manual
The sixth edition of this time-tested text on advanced nursing role development is completely updated to encompass the full complement of current APRN practice roles. Reflecting the evolving spheres of the DNP and CNL, it illuminates in greater depth the transition into practice of APRN master’s and doctoral students and emphasizes the APRN’s all-important role in influencing health policy, global health, and differentiated APRN practice and leadership roles within interprofessional teams. This sixth edition—the only text to address the APRN role globally—continues the conversation on educational requirements and differentiation from certification, and includes expanded coverage of professional issues and research-based practice. Also discussed is the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and any potential changes) on the current and future APRN role. Encompassing the diverse expertise of highly experienced contributors from a wide variety of practice settings, the text continues to deliver essential information on advanced clinical decision-making, reimbursement, ethical issues, technology, and employment strategies. It reflects the competencies identified by key stakeholder organizations such as the ANA, NONPF, NACNS, AANA, ACNM, and AACN. New to the Sixth Edition: Focuses on the pros and cons of international healthcare system models Reflects the evolving roles of the DNP and CNL Details the transition into practice for APRN master’s and doctoral students, particularly NPs, CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs Focuses on the importance of APRN leadership in shaping health through political activism Discusses the impact of the APRN role on expected changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Emphasizes how APRNs can influence health policy, global health, and differentiated practice and leadership roles within interprofessional teams Updates information about educational requirements and differentiation from certification Expands coverage of professional issues and research-based practice Incorporates topics for discussion at the end of each chapter Key Features: Addresses interprofessional, global health, leadership roles, and practice issues regarding credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities Delivers conceptual and practical frameworks for teachers and students Includes case studies, an instructor’s manual, and PowerPoints Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book
Advanced Practice Nursing
Author: Dr. Michalene Jansen PhD, RN,C, GNP-BC, NP-C, Dr. Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher PhD, RN, GNP/GC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable resource to help prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills necessary to navigate the healthcare arena. The editors and contributors are experienced advanced practice nurses with valuable information to share with novice practitioners." Score: 100, 5 stars.-Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed book remains the key title serving graduate-level advanced practice nurses (APNs) and recent graduates about to launch their careers. The book outlines what is required of the APN, with guidelines for professional practice for each of the four APN roles: the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. Advanced Practice Nursing focuses not only on the care and management of patients, but also on how to meet the many challenges of the rapidly changing health care arena. Obtaining certification, navigating reimbursement, and translating research into practice are just a few of the challenges discussed. Key Features: Essential information on educational requirements and certification Advice on how to make the transition into professional practice Guidelines for ethical and clinical decision making Discussions on the DNP and CNL roles in AP nursing Updated and revised content on leadership development, regulation, informatics, health care organization, and health care policy
Starting Your Practice
Author: Jean M. Nagelkerk
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This unique resource is an ideal career-planning guide for advanced practice students, recent graduates, and practicing nurse practitioners who want to expand their careers. It's filled with helpful guidelines and proven strategies for success in every aspect of NP practice, including certification and licensure, finding and negotiating a practice opportunity, and developing community and professional partnerships. Guidelines for completing the necessary requirements for certification and licensure Tips for finding and negotiating a practice opportunity Strategies for using available technology and tools, such as the internet and PDAs, to create a successful clinical practice environment Ideas for developing a community partnership by creating successful professional and clinical contacts in the community Practical advice on how best to market oneself and interview with potential employers Key information on establishing systems in practice, using tools to enhance clinical judgment, and other important responsibilities related to clinical practice A wealth of real-world examples, including resumes, collaborative agreements, contracts, business plans, billing and coding, and productivity flowcharts, provide essential resources for a successful practice
Meet all the challenges of professional practice—whatever your specialty or environment. Noted nursing professionals and educators explore all of the non-clinical roles and responsibilities of an APN and chart a course that will enable you to meet them successfully. You’ll follow the evolution of the APN’s role from a historical perspective to the present and examine the issues and challenges you’ll encounter in the future.
Provides a practical approach to leadership and management principles specific to clinical settingsCoverage includes clinical decision-making, technology to improve patient outcomes, and leadership and management practice in inter-professional healthcare deliveryMultiple case studies This textbook is intended for students preparing as advanced practice nurses, doctoral physical therapists, doctoral pharmacists, and other advanced practice professionals. The book provides practical approaches to the application of leadership and management principles while systematically presenting the content needed for skilled leadership in varied clinical settings. Chapters are devoted to leadership change, understanding health organizations and systems, technology to improve population-based care, using critical thinking principles to improve patient outcomes, clinical decision-making using evidence-based practice, and inter-professional healthcare delivery. Telehealth and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act are also discussed. A case study is presented at the beginning of each chapter and incorporated into the theoretical material as a continuing illustration.
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Measurement in Nursing and Health Research, Fifth Edition
Author: Dr. Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dr. Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dr. Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Praise for the previous Edition: "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students." Score: 100, 5 stars -- Doody's Medical Reviews "...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes." --Clinical Nurse Specialist “Presents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent.” 5.0 out of 5 stars --Nursing Research This highly popular resource—written in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing. The Fifth Edition features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice. Five new chapters focus on challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science. The book gives particular attention to measurement issues resulting from changes in nursing, health research, and the increased emphasis on and undertaking of interprofessional research and evaluation. Presenting the material in step-by-step format, the book is designed for readers with little or no experience in measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues. It focuses on increasing the reader’s ability to use measures that are operationalized within the context of theories and conceptual frameworks, derived from sound measurement principles and practices and adequately tested for reliability and validity. Additionally, the text provides a pragmatic account of the processes involved in all aspects of measurement. Studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings illustrate the measurement processes. New to the Fifth Edition: Thoroughly updated and revised Delivers new and emerging strategies Reflects recent changes to nursing, health research, and emphasis on interprofessional research Includes five completely new chapters addressing challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science Key Features: Easy-to-read content and format Assumes no prior knowledge of measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues Provides studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings Offers a pragmatic account of the processes involved inn all aspects of measurement
Published in collaboration with the ONS, this text is the definitive source for concepts and practices in oncology nursing and can be used for orientation of nurses to oncology, inservice and continuing education programs for practicing nurses, a basis for curriculum development in graduate programs, and as a review tool for certification. Based on the blueprint of the certification examination by the ONCC (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation), the book is in outline format to help readers focus on the most important information. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details. Covers the entire scope of the specialty ensuring comprehensive coverage Outline format helps the reader focus on the most important information Effective guide for teaching and learning for in-service, continuing education, and academic programs Powerful study tool for the ONCC certification exam Tables and figures illustrate complex concepts * Entirely revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the current state of oncology nursing practice. * Expanded pain management content. * New content on nonpharmacologic interventions (e.g. heat massage, imagery). * New content on alternative therapies.
Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition continues to leverage the Nurse of the Future competency model and maintains a focus on the socialization of the professional role.
Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing, Fifth Edition
Author: Gladys L. Husted, Gladys Husted, PhD, MSN, RN, Carrie Scotto, PhD, MSN, RN, Carrie J. Scotto, James H. Husted, Kimberly Wolf
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This book provides a systematic approach to bioethical decision making, a process that can help clarify situations where right and wrong are not clearly defined. This [is] a valuable book for ethics and theory courses." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's More relevant today than ever, Husted and Husted's classic nursing ethics text provides a practical framework to help nurses engage with patients to make difficult ethical decisions. It delivers a systematic approach to bioethical decision-making that can help clarify situations where "right" and "wrong" are not clearly defined. An abundance of case studies provide practice in bioethical decision-making, with nearly 60 bioethical dilemmas analyzed in detail. The fifth edition has been reorganized and rewritten to facilitate increased readability and to engage readers more fully in learning. It includes two new chapters, Moral Distress and Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing, additional case studies, and abundant tables, diagrams and graphics that reinforce the text discussion. The book is grounded in the concept of "Symphonia" which, within the health care arena, is the study of agreements between health care professionals and patients and the ethical implications of these agreements. It is intended promote the welfare of both patient and health care provider. The new chapter on Moral Distress offers coping techniques for situations in which a nurse has an ethical issue with a standard of care but is powerless to change that care; the new chapter on Intersections Between Legal and Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing focuses on situations that an be interpreted as either moral and illegal or immoral and legal. The fifth edition also features a new section on ethical colleagueship, providing support to relieve common dilemmas among health care professionals. An updated digital teacher's manual provides chapter summaries, major focus areas, a wealth of classroom activities, PowerPoint slides, resolution for cases that are unresolved in the text, and a test bank. New to the Fifth Edition: Reorganized and rewritten for ease of comprehension and increased reader engagement Includes new chapters on Moral Distress and Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing Provides more tables, diagrams, and graphics to clarify text discussion Delivers new case studies that are analyzed in depth Addresses ethical colleagueship
The Future of Nursing
Author: Institute of Medicine, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
The Front-Line Leader
Author: Chris Van Gorder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Discover how technology can improve patient care -- and enhance every aspect of a nurse’s job performance, education, and career A Doody's Core Title for 2017! Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive up-to-date text helps you understand how informatics can enhance every aspect of the nursing profession. This edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics is highlighted by an outstanding team of international contributors and content that reflects the very latest concepts, technologies, policies, and required skills. Numerous case studies take the book beyond theory and add real-world relevance to the material. Essentials of Nursing Informatics is logically divided into ten sections edited by leading nurse informaticists: Nursing Informatics Technologies (Jacqueline Ann Moss) System Life Cycle (Virginia K. Saba) Informatics Theory Standards/Foundations of Nursing Informatics (Virginia K. Saba) Nursing Informatics Leadership (Kathleen Smith) Advanced Nursing Informatics in Practice (Gail E. Latimer) Nursing Informatics/Complex Applications (Kathleen A. McCormick) Educational Applications (Diane J. Skiba) Research Applications (Virginia K. Saba) Big Data Initiatives (Kathleen A. McCormick) International Perspectives (Susan K. Newbold) Essentials of Nursing Informatics is the best single resource for learning how technology can make the nursing experience as rewarding and successful as possible. New Feature! The 6th Edition introduces an online faculty resource to supplement classroom teaching, offering instructors PowerPoints with concise chapter outlines, learning objectives, key words, and explanatory illustrations and tables. To request Instructor PowerPoint slides: Visit www.EssentialsofNursingInformatics.com and under the "Downloads and Resources tab," click "Request PowerPoint" to access the PowerPoint request form. Also, for the first time, a companion study guide for the 6th Edition is available separately from McGraw-Hill Education (Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide/ISBN:978-007-184-5892; edited by Julianne Brixey, Jack Brixey, Virginia K. Saba, and Kathleen A. McCormick), presenting teaching modules for all major chapters,with content outlines, teaching tips, class preparation ideas, review questions, and answer explanations to aid understanding and retention of all major concepts covered in Essentials of Nursing Informatics, 6th Edition.
DESCRIBES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NURSES While many books exist on project management in health care, most are written from the perspective of a hospital’s upper leadership. This is the first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts specifically for APNs and APNs with a DNP degree, and enables them to apply processes used in the business operations side of a health care organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step by step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex health care work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success. The text demonstrates how APNs can harness the skills and organizational frameworks they already use to manage patient care and outcomes to improve systems care and implement change in complex medical systems. It describes in depth the five basic concepts of project management, including the basics of monitoring timelines, design and planning, implementation, monitoring and control, and project closing. The book also discusses a variety of roles available to APNs, including sample job descriptions requiring project management skills. Written in a clear and accessible format, the text is replete with practical examples demonstrating how current APNs and DNPs can utilize and apply project management skills as they implement a project at work or prepare a practicum assignment for graduation. KEY FEATURES: Encompasses the knowledge base and skills required specifically for APN project management Describes fundamentals of project design from start to finish Based on proven project management concepts in terminology familiar to APNs Includes practical examples from a variety of nursing roles to guide the novice project manager Provides key information to help the transition from bedside nurse to APN leader