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Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow

Author(s): Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, CNS, NPC, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, Professor and Executive Associate Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • ISBN-13: 9780763752255
  • ISBN-10:0763752258
  • Paperback    607 pages      © 2009
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Cover the Issues that Affect the Practice of Today’s Nurse!

Issues and Trends in Nursing synthesizes the essential contextual, technical, ethical, and organizational issues for new nurses to understand entering today’s ever-evolving healthcare arena. Arranged into four major units comprehensively examining issues impacting the nursing metaparadigm—person, environment, health, and nursing—this relevant, timely text motivates students to further engage in contemporary issues by exploring topics via internet resources and practice highlights. Issues and Trends in Nursing covers the most vital issues pertinent to everyday practice including safety, confidentiality, informatics, emergency preparedness, and global health issues.

Complete Companion Website for both Students and Instructors! 

For students: critical thinking questions, Weblinks, reflective case studies, interactive glossary, interactive crosswords, and flashcards, and NCLEX review questions

For instructors: PowerPoint Slides, instructor's manual, and testbank.


Features & Benefits

  • A student friendly text –written to appeal to the undergraduate student. Motivates the student to engage in the topic and encourages further student discovery via internet resources and practice highlights.
  • Strong visual appeal in each chapter with tables, callouts, and practice highlights.
  • The chapters emphasize the context of today’s healthcare environment including technology, challenges of the healthcare system in regards to regulatory compliance issues, and the increasing numbers of uninsured patients.
  •  Chapter authors are experts on the current trends in nursing issues. The text has a representation of authors from a wide-range of universities and clinical agencies across the U.S.


Applicable Courses

  • Undergraduate Nursing Issues Courses
  • Undergraduate Nursing Professional Role Courses
  • Issues in Urban and Rural Health
  • Intoduction to the Nursing Profession


Chapter 1: History of Nursing as a Profession
Chapter 2: Nursing Education: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 3: NCLEX Examination
Chapter 4: Licensure
Chapter 5: Professional Nursing Organizations
Chapter 6: Interprofessional Practice and Research
Chapter 7: Global Nursing Workforce and Health Issues
Chapter 8: Culture of Safety
Chapter 9: Performation Outcomes
Chapter 10: Health Care Delivery Systems
Chapter 11: Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 12: Emergency Planning and Response
Chapter 13: Vulnerable Populations
Chapter 14: Cultural Issues
Chapter 15: Ethical Decision Making and Moral Choices
Chapter 16: Legal Issues in Nursing
Chapter 17: Policy and Political Activism
Chapter 18: Urban Health Care Issues
Chapter 19: Rural Health Care Issues
Chapter 20: Informatics to Improve Health Outcomes/Health Technology
Chapter 21: The Future Role of Nurses in Health Care
Chapter 22: Transition of New Nurses from Eduction to Practice

Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, CNS, NPC-Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Dr. Gayle Roux received her master’s and doctorate in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains a part-time clinical practice. Dr. Roux’s program of research is focused on women’s health and improving quality of life in women with chronic health conditions.

Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN-Professor and Executive Associate Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing

Judith A. Halstead received her BSN and MSN from the University of Evansville, and her Doctorate in Nursing Science from Indiana University. She is currently Professor of Nursing and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, a position she has held since 2004. She is known for her expertise in curriculum development and online education. Dr. Halstead was inducted as a fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education in 2007.

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Instructor Manual 

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The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763752255

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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