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Synergy for Clinical Excellence, Second Edition
The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Author(s): Sonya R. Hardin, PhD, MBA, MHA, MSN, CCRN, NP-C, Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Roberta Kaplow, PhD, APRN-CCNS, AOCNS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284106565
  • Paperback    324 pages      © 2017
Price: $87.95 US List
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Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care, Second Edition is a unique text that encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristics inherent in the Synergy Model. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), it can be used as the theoretical framework for the curriculum for universities, the model of practice for hospitals seeking Magnet status, the main theory behind AACN certifications, the framework for dissertations and DNP projects, and part of the foundation for the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing.

The Second Edition includes new chapters on integrating the Synergy Model in the perioperative and ambulatory settings, applying the Synergy Model in practice, and tying the Synergy Model to the APRN Consensus Model. Completely updated and revised, it also provides sample test questions, practical examples, and the latest information to help prepare exam candidates.

Applicable Courses

Theoretical Foundations, Clinical Practicum, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Chapter  1  Introduction
Section  1  Patient Characteristics
Chapter  2  Resiliency
Chapter  3  Vulnerability
Chapter  4   Stability
Chapter  5   Complexity
Chapter  6  Resource Availability
Chapter  7  Participation in Care
Chapter  8  Participation in Decision Making
Chapter  9  Predictability
Section  2  Nurse Competencies
Chapter  10  Clinical Judgment
Chapter  11  Advocacy
Chapter  12  Caring Practices
Chapter  13  Collaboration
Chapter  14  Systems Thinking
Chapter  15  Response to Diversity
Chapter  16  Clinical Inquiry
Chapter  17  Facilitation of Learning
Section  3  Implications for Professional Practice
Chapter  18  Application to Practice
Chapter  19  Application to research
Chapter  20  How to get Magnet designation
Chapter  21  How to design a DNP project
Chapter  22   Orientation
Chapter  23  Nursing Administration Implications
Chapter  24  Application of the Synergy Model in Perioperative Services
Chapter  25  Application of the Synergy Model in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Chapter  26  Implications for Academia
Chapter  27  Application of the Synergy Model for Development of a Patient Acuity System
Chapter  28  APRN Consensus Model
Section  4  Practice Exam Questions
Chapter  29  Adult CCRN Practice Questions
Chapter  30  Peds CCRN Practice Questions
Chapter  31  Neonatal CCRN Practice Questions
Chapter  32  ACNPC-AG Questions
Chapter  33  ACCNS-AG Practice Questions
Chapter  34  PCCN Practice Questions
Chapter  35  Certified Nurse Manager and Leader Exam Practice Questions

Sonya R. Hardin, PhD, MBA, MHA, MSN, CCRN, NP-C-Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Dr. Sonya Renae Hardin is a Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the College of Nursing at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. She has provided academic leadership for nursing administration, nursing education and nurse practitioner programs. Dr. Hardin has co-authored three books and numerous book chapters and articles in critical care, cardiovascular disease and geriatrics. She serves on several editorial boards and reviews for many journal focused on critical care and geriatrics. Her PhD is from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is certified as a Critical Care Nurse and an Adult Nurse Practitioner with experience teaching in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Her scholarship includes serving as PI on a HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhance Program grant focused on improving care in rural eastern North Carolina through interprofessional education. She has served on expert panels to develop geriatric competencies and standards of care.

Roberta Kaplow, PhD, APRN-CCNS, AOCNS, CCRN-Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Roberta Kaplow is a clinical nurse specialist at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She has co-authored three books and numerous book chapters and articles in critical care and oncology. She has served on the AACN Board of Directors and AACN Certification Corporation Board of Directors. She has served on the editorial board of Applied Nursing Research and reviews for many journal focused on critical care, oncology, research, and medical/surgical nursing. Her Ph.D. is from New York University. She is certified as a Critical Care Nurse, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Adult Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She has also Director of the Oncology/Immunology Master’s Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University.