Students and new RNs must master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that promote desired outcomes. Clinical Coach for Nursing Excellence is designed to accelerate this mastery in students, reinforce it in new graduates, and offer teaching strategies in a cohesive format. Immersion in this critical content will propel students to stand out in senior practicum or capstone courses, to pass the NCLEX-RN with confidence, and to flourish in their first two years of RN practice.
Addresses the role-specific policy informational needs of all APRN roles including NPs, CNSs, CRNAs, and CNMs Brings together in one volume all of the requisite information about health care policy and reform and its impact on advanced practice nursing Meets the requirements of the IOM report on "The Future of Nursing" and the DNP criteria V for inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum Offers guidance on how APRNs can influence policy development Covers impact and implications of health care policy and reform in the U.S., Canada, and internationally
This book takes the view that research is essentially a simple activity, the principles of which can be readily understood by students new to the subject. Each chapter guides the reader to uncover the 'mysteries' of research, exposing each aspect in turn, while demonstrating how research in healthcare is a practical activity, orientated directly to patient care.
Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance is perfect for nursing and healthcare students, as well as newly qualified practitioners and anyone looking for a refresher or introduction to research. Covering a broad range of topics gathered under key sections, this essential book combines informative diagrams and images to provide memorable information for students on one page, and accessible, clearly written text on the facing page. It includes information on a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the process of gaining ethical permission, conducting research with special groups including children, and successfully conducting reviews of the literature. Key features include: Clear and informative full colour illustrations throughout An emphasis on need-to-know research information for busy students and healthcare staff A wide range of research methods, currently used in modern healthcare research An impressive line-up of specialist and well-known experts in the field of health and nursing research This book provides quick access to the principles and reality of research and its implementation within the education and practice environment. It is essential reading for anyone in health service education and service settings with limited time who need to draw on research evidence.
Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable resource for those who carry out qualitative research in the healthcare arena. It is intended to assist: Professionals and academics in the healthcare field who undertake or teach research in clinical or educational settings; Postgraduates who are undertaking qualitative research and want to revise qualitative research approaches and procedures before going on to more specialist texts; and Undergraduates in their last year who wish to learn about qualitative perspectives or carry out a project using these approaches. Fully updated from the earlier editions by Holloway and Wheeler, it reflects recent developments in nursing research. This new edition provides clear explanations of abstract ideas in qualitative research as well as practical procedures. Structured into four sections, the book looks at the initial stages, methods of data collection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. It also contains a chapter on writing up and publishing qualitative research. With applied and practical examples throughout, Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is essential reading for those who are looking for a comprehensive introduction to qualitative research.
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What is nursing? What do nurses do? How do you define it? The 3rd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner helps you answer those questions with a unique approach to the scientific basis of nursing knowledge. Using conceptual models, grand theories, and middle-range theories as guidelines you will learn about the current state and future of nurse educators, nurse researchers, nurse administrators, and practicing nurses. A bonus CD-ROM in every book features conceptual model- and theory-based practice applications, practice tools, research applications, and research instruments, as well as a complete bibliography and lists of additional resources to help you study.
An Outstanding Reference Covering the Legal and Ethical Issues Important to the Nursing Profession!Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics is an authoritative resource designed to meet the needs of both nursing students and practicing nurses. This reference is a compilation of brief chapters covering such diverse legal and ethical topics as documentation, patient teaching, and confidentiality to the more complex areas of end of life and advanced directives. In addition, this text includes those issues pertinent to nurses's everyday practice including refusing patient assignment, sexual harrassment in the workplace, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. An outstanding reference, this text focuses on the most important legal and ethical issues of the nursing profession.Instructors Resources include a test bank with answers and rationales.
Introduction to nursing research in an evidence-based practice environment. Covers all aspects of contemporary nursing research. (Click on title above for more coverage details enumerated in the USF catalog.)
This resource reviews and integrates students' baseline knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, and nursing fundamentals into chapters focused on "need to know" concepts about each group of drugs. Reflecting the most recent advances in the field, this concise and beautifully illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into easy-to-learn steps. KEY FEATURES: - A new Nursing Processes feature highlights the how-tos of planning patient-centered care. - Coverage of 52 new drugs and 11 new drug classes brings the book completely up-to-date. - Expanded Critical Thinking Scenarios present real-life scenarios that help students understand how assessment and the data collected are applied in clinical situations. - Nursing Considerations sections highlight the rationale for each nursing intervention to help students apply the information in practice. - Drugs in Focus tables clearly summarize and identify the drugs within a class, highlighting generic and trade names, usual dosage, and indications. - Focus on Safe Medication Administration boxes present vital information to help keep patients safe, prevent medication errors, and increase the therapeutic effectiveness of the drugs. - Focus on Calculations reviews help students hone calculation and measurement skills while learning about the drugs for which doses might need to be calculated. - Focus on Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan boxes concisely summarize points to consider when using the drugs of each class with children, adults, and the elderly. - Check Your Understanding sections present NCLEX-style questions, including alternate format questions, to help students prepare for the exam, as well as other questions and activities that reinforce concepts and aid in retention.
A comprehensive introductory textbook for the first course in nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing presents basic professional concepts, clinical concepts and clinical skills with step-by-step illustrated procedures. It's all that and much, much more. A summary view of virtually every aspect of clinical nursing--and there are a lot of aspects to clinical nursing.
The second edition of Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures to analyze research findings. Readers are guided through the complete analysis process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. Special focus is given to quantitative methods. Other features include management of data, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data. New to this edition are updated research examples;utilizing examples from an international mix of studies published by nurse researchers in 2006-2009.