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Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Kathleen Masters, RN, DNS, University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • ISBN-13: 9781284078329
  • ISBN-10:1284078329
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     454 pages      © 2017
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition continues to leverage the Nurse of the Future competency model and maintains a focus on the socialization of the professional role. The Fourth Edition also incorporates additional concepts and competencies that have become essential for BSN prepared nurses, such as quality improvement, safety, patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, and informatics. Also included is information related to national patient safety goals and other national patient safety initiatives.

Hear from the author as she highlights new features, content and teaching tips on role development as well as how to incorporate this text in your course. View the webinar.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • “Key Competency” boxes throughout the text showcase the Nurse of the Future Competencies, highlighting the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA's) required of the professional nurse
  • One chapter for each Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competency
  • New chapter on Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Incorporates the updated ANA Scope and Standards of Practice (2015) and Code of Ethics (2015)
  • Navigate 2 Advatange Access

Applicable Courses

  • Role development
  • Socialization
  • Professional Concepts Courses in ADN & BSN programs
  • Capstone courses
  • RN to BSN and LPN-level courses
  • Professional Development
  • Trends and Issues,
  • Transitions to Professional Nursing
Chapter  1  A History of Health Care and Nursing
Chapter  2  Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  3  Philosophy of Nursing
Chapter  4  Foundations of Ethical Nursing Practice
Chapter  5  Social Context of Professional Nursing
Chapter  6  Education and Socialization to the Professional Nursing Role
Chapter  7  Advancing and Managing Your Professional Nursing Career
Chapter  8  Patient Safety and Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  9  Quality Improvement and Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  10  Evidence-Based Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  11  Patient-Centered Care and Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  12  Informatics and the Professional Nurse
Chapter  13  Teamwork and Collaboration in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  14   Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  15  Law and the Professional Nurse

Kathleen Masters, RN, DNS-University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Dr. Kathleen Masters is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi where she primarily teaches professional role development and public health nursing courses in the baccalaureate nursing program. Current areas of practice and research are related to patient education and nursing education including the use of simulation in nursing education. Dr. Masters holds an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Science degree in Community Health Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.


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Bundle ISBN: 9781284145052
This bundle features Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice and Leadership in Nursing Practice

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