5-Star Review for Butts and Rich’s Nursing Ethics, Fourth Edition

Nursing Ethics, Fourth EditionEthics are, without question, an essential component of nursing practice. For instance, the American Nurses Association deemed 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” In addition, Gallop continually finds that the public sees nursing as the most honest and ethical profession.

Now our highly regarded Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich has received a 5-star review. Debra Gorman-Badar, BS, MA, from Saint Louis University, writing for Doody’s Review Service, assesses that it,

“…will help stimulate the moral imaginations of nursing students and professional nurses so that they are able to recognize ethical issues and…apply analytical skills in ethical decision making.”

Written to help prepare students and professionals for the moral issues they will encounter in nursing practice, the completely updated and revised Fourth Edition reflects the evolution of nursing ethics within heath care.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Coverage of the 2015 American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics with Interpretative Statements
  • New case studies and activities throughout each chapter
  • Boxed features highlight research notes, legal perspectives, and ethical reflections
  • Expanded content on the ethical competencies of nurses
  • 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

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Just Published: Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification ReviewAccording to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), family nurse practitioners (FNP) make up more than 50% of all nurse practitioners in the U.S. As a result, high-quality certification review resources have never been more important. That’s why we just published Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review by Julie G. Stewart and Nancy Dennert.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is an ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing to take the FNP certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Written by nurse practitioners, it offers up-to-date questions and answer rationales specific to FNP certification that reflect the most current guidelines.

  • Provides a short theory review, clinical application of knowledge, and clinical skills
  • Incorporates ethical and legal considerations, scope of practice, and cultural sensitivity
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, Navigate 2 TestPrep, and a bonus eBook: Nursing Exam Review: Strategies and Skills, Second Edition

Learn more at our website.

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Review: Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition is “a well-rounded view of the subject”

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth EditionRole development is such an important component to a successful nursing career, one that includes a strong foundation in teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. In a recent 4-star review of Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition by Kathleen Masters, Beth A. Ammerman, MSN, BSN, from Linden Family Medicine, writing for Doody’s Review Service, deems it,

“…a well-rounded view of the subject. This is a solid tool for beginning students in nursing. This update, which incorporates nursing core competencies, critical thinking, and case studies, is justified.”

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition maintains a focus on professional role socialization and integrates the Nurse of the Future (NOF): Nurse Core Competency model throughout. Also examined are issues within the context of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies.

What else makes the Fourth Edition special?

  • Key Competency boxes showcase the NOF Nursing Competencies that highlight the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) required of the professional nurse
  • One chapter for each QSEN competency, including a new chapter on teamwork and collaboration
  • Incorporates the updated Scope and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics from the American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • 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

To learn more, preview a sample chapter, visit our website, or watch a webinar with the author:

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New Edition of Susan B. Bastable’s Essentials of Patient Education

Essentials of Patient Education, Second EditionIn today’s healthcare environment, nurses need to be prepared for their increasing role in patient teaching, health education, and health promotion. Essentials of Patient Education, Second Edition by Susan B. Bastable focuses on the basic principles of teaching and learning by emphasizing the professional nurse’s role in educating patients and families effectively and efficiently in various healthcare settings.

The Second Edition explores new topics of motor learning, gender differences in the brain, the ethics of patient education, and the nurse’s legal role as mandated by state practice. It also features completely revised chapter content and updated references, providing evidence from research and theoretical foundations to substantiate content throughout the text.

  • Covers health literacy, compliance, motivation, gender, culture, and socioeconomic issues
  • Case studies offer the opportunity to apply teaching and learning principles
  • 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

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing, Third EditionClinical decision making is essential for advanced practice nurses at all levels of expertise. The recently published Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition by Geraldine M. Collins-Bride, JoAnne M. Saxe, Karen G. Duderstadt, and Rebekah Kaplan highlights the complex healthcare conditions that advanced practice nurses often encounter in ambulatory care settings.

An accessible and practice reference, the Third Edition outlines disease and procedure-specific guidelines to assist the clinician in rendering sound clinical decisions and implementing accurate treatment plans. Written in the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format to underscore the process of clinical decision making, it is divided into four ambulatory care specialties areas: Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Adult General Medicine. The text focuses on the continuity of care through its coverage of the healthcare conditions and procedures commonly seen and done in ambulatory or primary care settings.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Guidelines for common healthcare concerns and conditions
  • Emphasis on chronic complex disorders that pose challenges for clinicians
  • Clinical guidelines and the legal scope of advanced nursing practice
  • Resources and tools intended to assist clinicians with clinical decision making

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Review: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care, Sixth Edition by JoAnne Silbert-Flagg and Elizabeth D. Sloand was recently reviewed by Doody’s Review Service. Tedra S. Smith, DNP. MSN, CRNP, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, writing for Doody’s Review Service, says that it is,

“…recommended as a review for pediatric primary care nurse practitioner certification exams. [It] gives learners an opportunity to critically review the material then immediately test their knowledge.”

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care, Sixth Edition is an essential resource for nurses preparing to take certification examinations offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Completely updated and revised, it reflects the most current guidelines and standards of practice.

What else makes the Sixth Edition special?

  • New content on asthma, learning disabilities, mental and behavioral health problems, obesity, violence, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections
  • Incorporates the concepts of health care homes or medical homes, providing culturally sensitive and competent care, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, Navigate 2 TestPrep, and a bonus eBook: Nursing Exam Review: Strategies and Skills, Second Edition

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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Just Published: Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionersHave you been searching for a systematic approach to clinical decision making for the variety of primary care issues commonly encountered in adult and geriatric practice? Unlike other texts, the newly published Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by Joanne Thanavaro and Karen S. Moore details a progressive approach to handling such issues by focusing on the complete visit from history intake through management and follow-up care.

Designed for both students and newly practicing nurse practitioners (NP), it helps increase confidence by applying assessment skills, diagnostic choices, and management approaches. Included throughout are real-life case studies, evidence-based literature, and practice questions.

  • Includes scoring tools for assessment and patient management
  • Discusses health promotion and educational needs to ensure a holistic approach to patient management
  • SOAP notes describe how to document a patient encounter fully
  • Evidence-based guidelines provide updated management strategies

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter or visit our website.

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition Receives 5 Stars

Advanced Practice Nursing, Third EditionAdvanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition by Susan M. DeNisco and Anne M. Barker just earned top marks with a 5-star review and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service. Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, writing for Doody’s Review Service, says that,

“This is a well-organized and evidence-based contribution to nursing scholarship. It investigates a variety of current healthcare issues that are of primary concern globally to all professional advanced practice nurses.”

An essential text for all levels of graduate nursing preparation, the Third Edition is a unique compilation of chapters curated into a comprehensive, well-rounded, and current resource for the advanced practice nursing student.

  • Content framed around the core curriculum of both the MSN and DNP Essentials
  • Addresses the rapid changes in the healthcare environment with a special focus on healthcare finance, electronic health records, quality and safety, and emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse
  • New content from professional experts

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Linda J. Smith’s Classic Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review Returns with a New Edition

Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth EditionStudying for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) certification examination just got easier with the recently published Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth Edition by Linda J. Smith.

Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review, Fourth Edition is an ideal reference for beginning lactation consultants and those re-certifying, as well as dietitians, childbirth educators, nurses, and breastfeeding counselors. Organized around the mother-baby dyad’s development, it poses questions unique to each particular stage.

What else makes the Fourth Edition so essential?

  • Follows the latest IBLCE Detailed Content Outline
  • Contains more than 950 practice exam questions and answer rationales, more than 300 photos, more than 100 clinical exercises, and 20 actual clinical case studies
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep

Can’t wait to get a head start on the IBLCE exam? Visit our website for more information.

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5-Star Review for Chism’s The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Third Edition

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third EditionLisa Astalos Chism’s The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Third Edition just earned top marks with a perfect score of 100 and a five-star review. Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, writing for Doody’s Review Service, raves that,

“This is a well-written book that addresses current issues in our healthcare system [and] explores the evolution of DNP education and the progression of roles where DNP graduates are achieving success.”

The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Third Edition presents historical and current data around the DNP degree by exploring the role of the DNP graduate and the challenges associated with the BSN-to-DNP degree pathway.

Organized in two parts, the first reviews the DNP degree and the various roles that a graduate may assume upon completing their degree. Part II describes the unique professional issues faced by DNP graduates and provides tips on how to maneuver them. The Third Edition also explores the future of the DNP degree, real-life situations graduates are likely to encounter, and the author’s personal anecdotes as a DNP graduate.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New chapter on the DNP graduate as information specialist
  • New chapter on the challenges and opportunities of the BSN-to-DNP path
  • Interviews with DNPs

Interested in learning more? Visit our website.

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