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

Author(s): Kathleen Masters, RN, DNS, University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • ISBN-13: 9781284152913
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     482 pages      © 2020
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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, Fifth Edition focuses on the progression of the professional nursing role. The major themes addressed throughout the text include: teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement and safety, evidence-based practice and informatics. These competencies are essential for undergraduate nursing students, providing them with a solid foundation for a successful career. The Fifth Edition maintains its focus on professional role socialization and integrates the Nurse of the Future Competency Model throughout the text. It will feature new chapters on nursing competencies and system-based practice and leadership.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New chapter on nursing competencies
  • New content focused on system-based practice and leadership
  • Updated Navigate 2 Advantage Access course 

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


Unit  1  Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  1  A History of Health Care and Nursing
Chapter  2  Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  3  Philosophy of Nursing
Chapter  4  Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  5  Education and Socialization to the Professional Nursing Role
Chapter  6  Advancing and Managing Your Professional Nursing Career
Chapter  7  Social Context and the Future of Professional Nursing
Unit  2  Professional Nursing Practice and the Management of Patient Care
Chapter  8  Safety and Quality Improvement in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  9  Evidence-Based Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  10  Patient Education and Patient-Centered Care in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  11  Informatics in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  12  Leadership and Systems-Based Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  13  Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  14  Ethics in Professional Nursing Practice
Chapter  15  Law and the Professional Nursing Practice
Appendix  A  Provisions of Code of Ethics for Nurses
Appendix  B  The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses

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.


The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284152913

Chapter Quizzes
Discussion Questions
Instructor Manual
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