Concepts of the Nursing Profession

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Enrich your understanding of the nursing profession with this comprehensive overview of the nurse's role in today's healthcare environment. Focusing on the skills needed in real-world application, Concepts of the Nursing Profession will engage you through discussion of the foundations, current environment, and future of nursing as well as a look at the various roles of the professional nurse. Whether you are new to nursing or taking the step from RN to BSN, Concepts of the Nursing Profession will equip you with a thorough understanding of the role of today's nurse.

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Dr. Karin Polifko's career has spanned both the academic and service fields of health care. Currently, Dr. Polifko is the Vice President, Operations and Academic Affairs, where she is responsible for development of the Remington College of Nursing, and other nursing programs within the Remington Colleges system. Along with teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, she has held positions as Consulting Dean, South College, Tennessee, as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Florida and as Chair and Graduate Director at Christopher Newport University, Virginia. Dr. Polifko has extensive administrative experience in a variety of health care settings, in the roles of Vice President of System Development and Research, Administrative Director and Director of Nursing. Past consulting projects include program development, organizational change assessment and evaluation, outcomes systems management, and leadership assessment. Her first textbook, Case Applications in Nursing Leadership and Management was published in 2004, and a second, Concepts of the Nursing Profession, was published in 2007. Dr. Polifko received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her Doctorate in Public Administration and a certificate in Advanced Policy Analysis from Old Dominion University.

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UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF THE PROFESSION Chapter 1 From Practice to Professionalism: The Struggle Within Chapter 2 History and Evolution of Nursing Chapter 3 Educating the Profession Chapter 4 Finding and Maintaining Work-Life Harmony Chapter 5 Seeking and Managing Information Chapter 6 Theoretical Basis for the Practice of Nursing Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practice UNIT 2: ENVIRONMENT OF THE PROFESSION Chapter 8 Health Services in the United States Chapter 9 Professional Accountability: Credentialing and Accreditation Chapter 10 Health Care Policy Issues Chapter 11 Diversity Chapter 12 Legal Accountabilities in the Health Care Environment Chapter 13 Ethical Considerations in the Health Care Environment UNIT 3: LEADING THE PROFESSION Chapter 14 Teacher - Learner Chapter 15 Change Agent Chapter 16 Delegator and Decision Maker Chapter 17 Collaborator and Negotiator Chapter 18 Evaluator Chapter 19 Manager of Information Systems UNIT 4: ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSION Chapter 20 Defining a Professional: Graduate Education Chapter 21 Mentoring and the Profession Chapter 22 Responsibilities of the Profession

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