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Advanced Practice Nursing, Third Edition
Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Author(s): Susan M. DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL, Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Anne M. Barker, EdD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • ISBN-13: 9781284072570
  • Paperback    818 pages      © 2016
Price: $101.95 US List
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Rated 5 Stars by Doody's Review Service

This is a well-organized and evidence-based contribution to nursing scholarship. It investigates a variety of current healthcare issues that are of primary concern globally to all professional advanced practice nurses.”  Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. The Third Edition is a unique compilation of existing chapters from a variety of high-level Jones & Bartlett Learning works creating a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for the advanced practice nursing student. Similar to the previous edition, The Third Edition is framed around the AACN's Master's Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education featuring the most up-to-date content on each set of Essentials.

Throughout the Third Edition the authors address the rapid changes in the health care environment with a special focus on health care finance, electronic health records, quality and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of the advanced nursing role is also discussed.

Key Features:

  • Updated coverage of the AACN's Masters Essentials and Essentials for Doctoral Education
  • New content from professional experts

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Advanced Role Development
Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

Part  1  Professional Roles for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Chapter  1  Introduction to the Role of Advanced Practices Nursing
Chapter  2  The Nurse Practitioner: Historical Perspective on the Art and Science of Nurse Practitionering
Chapter  3  Overview of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
Chapter  4  Emerging Roles for the DNP Nurse Educator
Chapter  5  Influencing and Leading Change in the Complex Health Environment : The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
Chapter  6  Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health
Part  2  Healthcare Delivery and Health Policy for Advanced Practice: Core Knowledge
Chapter  7  An Overview of U.S. Healthcare Delivery
Chapter  8  Beliefs, Values, and Health
Chapter  9  The Healthcare Interdisciplinary Context: A Focus on the Microsystem Concept
Chapter  10  Microeconomics in the Hospital Firm: Competition, Regulation, the Profit Motive, and Patient Care
Chapter  11  Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful
Part  3  Quality, Safety, and Information Systems for Advanced Practice Nurses
Chapter  12  Factors Influencing the Application and Diffusion of CQI in Health Care
Chapter  13  Patient Safety Movement: The Progress and the Work That Remains
Chapter  14  Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement
Chapter  15  Health Information Technology
Chapter  16  The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics
Chapter  17  IOM Core Competency: Utilize Informatics
Part  4  Theoretical Foundations, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter  18  The Evolution of Nursing Science
Chapter  19  Theory-Based Advanced Nursing Practice
Chapter  20  Research: How Health Care Advances
Chapter  21  Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter  22  Clinical Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice
Part  5  The Role of Race, Culture, Ethics, and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Practice
Chapter  23  Birth of Transcultural Nursing to Current Theories and Conceptual Models for Cultural Diversity
Chapter  24  Global Diversity
Chapter  25  Health Services for Special Populations
Chapter  26  Introduction to Ethics
Chapter  27  Advanced Practice Nursing: The Nurse—Patient Relationships and General Ethical Concerns
Chapter  28  Leadership and Role Transition for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Chapter  29  Managing Personal Resources: Time and Stress Management
Chapter  30  Role Transition: Strategies for Success in the Marketplace

Susan M. DeNisco, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CNL-Professor and Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Susan DeNisco is the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Sacred Heart University. She has held a variety of leadership positions including Interim Director of the School of Nursing and Director of Graduate Nursing Programs. She coordinated the Family Nurse Practitioner Program there from 2000 - 2010. She led the development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program which was implemented in 2010. Susan received a DNP degree in Clinical Leadership from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Pace University, and a BSN from Western Connecticut State University. Dr. DeNisco is the Executive Director of College of Health Professions, Center for Community Health & Wellness. She served on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society in a variety of elected positions including President from 2005-2009. She is certified as a Childbirth Educator by the Council of Childbirth Education Specialists.

Dr. DeNisco's impressive career includes 29 years of clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a variety of primary care settings. Her work has largely focused on medically underserved populations including disenfranchised groups such as migrant farm workers, refugees and the homeless. Dr. DeNisco's current clinical practice areas include internal medicine and a hospital based clinic for the medically underserved in Bridgeport, CT. Her scholarly interests include evidence-based treatment modalities for depression and anxiety disorders and she has published several articles on these topics. Her doctoral research focused on the relationship between resilience and diabetes outcomes in African American women. She is the recipient of numerous state and national awards including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Connecticut State Award for Excellence, The National Nursing Center Consortium Primary Care Champion Award and most recently the Connecticut Nurses Association, Diamond Jubilee Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education. She has been awarded several grants by the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging to implement health promotion programs for elderly Latinos residing in Bridgeport.

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. DeNisco feels she is able to combine her love for clinical practice with teaching since education provides the foundation for all health promotion activities.

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Anne M. Barker, EdD, RN-Professor of Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut

Anne M. Barker is a Professor of Nursing at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she teaches patient care services administration at the graduate level and leadership and management at the undergraduate level. She has extensive leadership experience at the clinical level in acute care settings and in nursing education. Anne has written two previous books, Transformational Nursing Leadership: A Vision for the Future and Leadership in Dietetics: Achieving a Vision for the Future.

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