Prepare for the rapidly evolving world in which they will practice. The thoroughly revised and updated 5th Edition of this popular text examines the issues and trends that are shaping the profession of nursing now and in the future.
The author explores the evolution and history of nursing, and examines the impact of reform, the legal system, and politics. New information and updates are posted online annually to keep the text current.
NEW TO THIS EDITION - New chapter, Teaching Learning Theory...Expanded coverage of disasters, including biological and psychosocial terrorism Up-to-date information on complementary/alternative therapies, harassment/violence in the workplace, and nursing policy development.
Coverage appears in two chapters the first gives an overview of smart test-taking tips and the other focuses specifically on the NCLEX Reality Shock in the Workplace offers practical information that students can really use to prepare a professional resume that gets results fine tune their interviewing skills and prepare a portfolio Chapters on nursing research and evidence-based practice Discussions of the new clinical nurse leader concept, advanced practice nursing, and developing specialties like forensic and travel nursing Writing pads to answer the questions in the What do you think? boxes.