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Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Competencies for Quality Leadership

Author(s): Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN, Visiting Lecturer, Nursing Department, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, Visiting Lecturer
Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey
  • ISBN-13: 9781284067767
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     610 pages      © 2016
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Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education. An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Completely updated and revised, the new edition incorporates the latest findings from the IOM’s Future of Nursing report. New to this edition is a chapter on success in a nursing education program, more case studies throughout, and a new electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter. Also featured are new appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position for the new RN or graduate.

Topics include reflective learning and practice, interprofessional team reports, healthcare reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CCNE accreditation standards, meaningful use of informatics, AONE principles of leadership and management, the nurse’s role in quality improvement, QSEN and how it relates to the IOM competencies, and health teaching and coaching.

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Applicable Courses

  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Professional Concepts
  • Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing
  • Introduction to the World of Nursing
  • Introduction to Nursing/Social Justice
  • Nursing as a Societal and Interpersonal Profession
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Evolution of Nursing Science
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing
Section  I  The Profession of Nursing
  Chapter  1  The Development of Professional Nursing: History, Development and the Nursing Profession
  Chapter  2  The Essence of Nursing: Knowledge and Caring
  Chapter  3  Nursing Education, Accreditation, and Regulation
  Chapter  4  Success in Your Nursing Education Program
Section  II  The Healthcare Context
  Chapter  5  Health Policy and Political Action: Critical Actions for Nurses
  Chapter  6  Ethics and Legal Issues
  Chapter  7  Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Illness: A Community Perspective
  Chapter  8  The Healthcare Delivery System: Focus on Acute Care
Section  III  Core Healthcare Professional Competencies
  Chapter  9  Provide Patient-Centered Care
  Chapter  10  Work in Interprofessional Teams
  Chapter  11  Employ Evidence-Based Practice
  Chapter  12  Apply Quality Improvement
  Chapter  13  Utilize Informatics
Section  IV  The Practice of Nursing Today and in the Future
  Chapter  14  The Future: Transformation of Nursing Practice Through Leadership

Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN-Visiting Lecturer, Nursing Department, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, Visiting Lecturer

Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN is a nurse educator and consultant. She is currently visiting faculty at School of Nursing Bouvé College of Health Sciences Northeastern University and served as the Northeastern School of Nursing Chair of the CCNE Self-Study Task Force. Some of her past positions include Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at University of Oklahoma College of Nursing where she taught undergraduate and graduate nursing research online, served as course coordinator for undergraduate nursing research, and was awarded a VA Nursing Academy program grant to develop a special undergraduate long-term experience at the VA and develop a summer internship and a post-graduate nurse residency program. At the University of Cincinnati she was Associate Clinical Professor and also Director of the Undergraduate Program. She has managed several projects to migrate nursing curriculum to distance learning. Her BSN is from TCU Harris College of Nursing, master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing/clinical specialist from Yale University. She completed post-master’s graduate work in healthcare policy and administration at George Washington University with additional health policy work as a fellow at the Health Policy Institute, George Mason University. Her experience of thirty-five plus years includes clinical, educational, and administrative positions, and considerable experience with curriculum, developing distance learning programs and other online products related to simulation learning, and teaching online, She has also served as Director of Staff Education for two acute care hospitals and as Director of Continuing Education at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

As a consultant Ms. Finkelman works in the areas of curriculum particularly with emphasis on Institute of Medicine core competencies, teaching strategies, distance education, and healthcare administration. She has authored many books, journal articles, served on editorial boards, and currently is on the editorial board for Home Healthcare Nurse. She has lectured on administration, health policy, nursing education, and psychiatric-mental health nursing, both nationally and internationally, particularly in Israel for Ben Gurion University where she collaborates annually with nursing faculty. She serves as a consultant to publishers and healthcare organizations in areas of distance education and product development.

Her most recent textbooks include this textbook, Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Teaching IOM: Implications of the Institute of Medicine Reports for Nursing Education (ANA, 2012, 3rd. Ed.) and the second volume Learning IOM for students, Leadership and Management for Nurses (2012; Pearson Education, 2nd Ed.), and Case Management for Nurses (Pearson Education, 2011). Her book Teaching IOM and its second volume  have been best sellers, and the first two editions have won awards from the Society for Technical Communication, Washington, D.C. (2008 and 2010). The third edition was awarded an AJN Book Award in 2012 for Learning IOM, the second volume. She has presented workshops across the country focusing on this book for nurse educators, presenting at U.S. and international nursing conferences.

Carole Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN-Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey

Dr. Carole Kenner assumed the Carol Kuser Loser Dean, School of Nursing, Health and exercise Science at The College of New Jersey, July 1, 2014.  Dr. Kenner received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s and doctorate in nursing from Indiana University.   She specialized in neonatal/perinatal nursing for her master’s and obtained a minor in higher education for her doctorate.  She has over 30 years’ experience in teaching with 20 of those years in higher education administration.  She has served as a Chiron Mentor for nurses through Sigma Theta Tau International, a nursing honor society. She also has served as a mentor for new deans and assistant deans through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  She has authored more than 100 journal articles and 20 textbooks.

 Her career is dedicated to nursing education and to the health of neonates and their families, as well as educational and professional development of healthcare practices in neonatology. Her dedication includes providing a healthcare standard for educating neonatal nurses nationally and internationally. Her passion led her to begin the journal Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, which she now serves as international column editor. She serves on the Consensus Committee of Neonatal Intensive Care Design Standards, which sets recommendations for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designs and serves on the March of Dimes Nursing Advisory Committee.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) and founding President of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), the first international organization representing neonatal nursing.  She is the 2011 recipient of the Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children internationally.  Her book “Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants” 2nd edition co-edited with Dr. Jacqueline McGrath just won the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.  She co-authored the book “Teaching the IOM” with Anita Finkelman, now in its third edition won an award for merit from the Society for Technical Communication, Washington DC.  She was one of the founders of the 501C Institute for Oklahoma Nursing Education (IONE), which addresses building capacity in the workforce in the state of Oklahoma.

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  • “This is an organized book with valuable information and resources for nursing students as they transition from a didactic to practice environment. The authors provide educational tools necessary to facilitate bridging the gap between nursing education and real-life practice. The user-friendly format, modest price, contained resources and access to online learning materials make it an appealing choice for nurse educators teaching professional and leadership courses. Definitely a book to consider.” - Gayle B. Lourens, DNP, MS, CRNA, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, Doody’s Review Service, Rating: 3 Stars

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