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Professional Nursing Practice: Concepts and Perspectives, Seventh Edition, is intended as a text for registered nurses who are in transition or bridge programs to achieve a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing. It may also be used in generic nursing programs or in transition or bridge programs for vocational nurses (LPNs or LVNs) to complete the professional nursing baccalaureate degree.

Professional Nursing Practice helps nursing students explore and understand the nurse’s role in the health care environment with coverage on topics including nursing history, theory, ethics, and law, as well as nursing roles, issues, and changes in the profession. Fully updated, this edition includes more information on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), global health, and nursing theory and research. This resource explores the changing health care system especially related to health care economics, nursing in a culture of violence, and nursing in a culturally and spiritually diverse world.

Table of contents

Brief Contents
About the Authors  iv
Thank You  v
Preface  vi

1. Beginning the Journey
Unit I: Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice 
2. Socialization to Professional Nursing
3. Historical Foundations of Professional Nursing 
4. Ethical Foundations of Professional Nursing
5. Legal Foundations of Professional Nursing 
6. Knowledge Development in Nursing
Unit II: Professional Nursing Roles 
7. The Nurse as Health Promoter and Care Provider 
8. The Nurse as Learner and Teacher 
9. The Nurse as Leader and Manager 
10. The Nurse’s Role in Evidence-based Health Care 
11. The Nurse’s Role in Quality and Safety
12. The Nurse’s Role as Political Advocate
13. The Nurse as Colleague and Collaborator 
Unit III: Processes Guiding Professional Practice
14. Communicating
15. Managing Change
16. Technology and Informatics  
Unit IV: Professional Nursing in a Changing Health Care Environment  
17. Nursing in an Evolving Health Care Delivery System  
18. Providing Care in the Home and Community  
19. Global Health
20. Dimensions of Holistic Health Care
21. Nursing in a Culturally Diverse World  
22. Nursing in a Spiritually Diverse World  
23. Nursing in a Culture of Violence
Unit V: Into the Future  
24. Advanced Nursing Education and Practice  
25. The Future of Nursing

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