Advancing Your Career


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Table of Contents

  • Section I: Professional Bases for Practice
  • 1: Your Professional Identity
  • 2: Theory as the Basis for Practice
  • 3: Evolution & Use of Formal Knowledge of Nursology
  • 4: Health, Illness and Holism
  • 5: Evidence-Based Practice
  • Section II: Critical Abilities in Professional Nursing Practice
  • 6: Effective Communication
  • 7: Critical Thinking
  • 8: Working with Groups
  • 9: The Teaching-Learning Process
  • 10: Managing and Leading in the Organization
  • 11: Change and Innovation
  • 12: Professional Ethics
  • Section III: Quality Care for Individuals, Families & Groups
  • 13: Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • 14: Population Health
  • 15: Informatics and Documenting Outcomes
  • 16: Economics and Healthcare Policy
  • 17: The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative
  • Section IV: Envisioning the Future
  • 18: Healthcare Reform and Global Issues
  • 19: Expanding the Vision
  • Appendix A: Professional Nursing Organizations
  • References
  • Index


The Textbook of Choice For West Haven University's RN to BSN
"We are pleased to select Dr. Kearny's Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing as the textbook for Transition to Professional Nursing, the foundational course in our RN to BSN completion program. The book is expertly written by professionals within the field of nursing who have an appreciation for the needs of returning RN students in a unique training environment. From time management to conflict resolution in a dynamic health care setting, this book covers it all. It is simply a panoply of the essential ingredients needed to cultivate the nursing leaders of tomorrow. In a word, it is excellent." - Dr. Charles M. Frye, President, West Haven University, Amazon Reviewer

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"The book is handy and very rich in education, research and evidenced-based nursing. I love it and will continue to use it even after the course in my nursing practice." - Dominique, Amazon Reviewer

Updating your Career Path.
"This book is a must for every person who wants to stay current and move ahead in the area of nursing. Looking for the current "buzz words"? They are here. Definitely worth your time and money. " - Amazon Reviewer

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