New Edition of Chism’s The Doctor of Nursing Practice Addresses Changing DNP Programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Fourth EditionOver the past few years, we’ve seen significant change in nursing education due to the call for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preparation. As a result, many institutions are rushing to implement their programs. The just published The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Fourth Edition by Lisa Astalos Chism provides a comprehensive look at the role and career development for DNP students and professionals.

With a conversational tone that students will find helpful well beyond graduation, it presents historical and current data related to the DNP degree and explores the challenges and opportunities inherent in the BSN-to-DNP degree pathway. Throughout the text, interviews with DNP-prepared nurses illustrate situations graduates may encounter, while personal anecdotes shared by the author reflect on her experiences integrating the DNP essentials into practice.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Fourth EditionNew to the Fourth Edition:

  • New chapter featuring stories about the art of translating the essentials into practice
  • New chapter about writing as a DNP
  • Discussion of the revised IPEC Core Competencies and the AACN’s 2015 white paper on the DNP scholarly project
  • Updated interviews and suggested group activities
  • Exploration of current issues related to DNP certification

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Ann J. Brorsen’s TCRN Certification Review Publishes

TCRN Certification ReviewAre you or someone you know preparing to take the newly established Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) exam developed by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)? Our just published TCRN Certification Review Ann J. Brorsen can help.

  • TCRN Certification ReviewAn essential study guide for the TCRN exam
  • Includes more than 900 questions and answers with rationales representative of the BCEN Content Outline
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep with questions generated from the book

According to the BCEN, the TCRN exam “incorporates the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. Currently, more than 1,500 nurses hold the TCRN certification.”

Want to learn more? Preview a free sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Linnard-Palmer’s Pediatric Nursing Care Provides a Practical and Concept-Based Approach

Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach

Have you been looking for a succinct, accessible, and practical guide to pediatric nursing? We just published Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach from experienced pediatric nurse and clinician, Luanne Linnard-Palmer. Using a core framework built around the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies and family-centered care model, the text offers need-to-know content for safe and effective practices across a variety of settings and within interdisciplinary teams.

With changes in the U.S. healthcare system driving patient care out of the hospital and into diverse settings, it gives pediatric nurses indispensable information on caring for children in diverse environments, including inpatient acute care, pediatric intensive care, school nursing, and outpatient nursing.Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach Linnard-Palmer uses her vast experience as a pediatric nurse to stress the importance of family-centered care that enables and empowers parents and caregivers as they support the child’s health. The text also examines family education guidelines, such as questions for soliciting health history and the influence of culture and religion on family dynamics.

What else makes this text special?

  • In-class and clinical thinking exercises
  • Practice-centered case studies drawn from the author’s clinical experiences
  • Interdisciplinary communication strategies that promote safety and decrease errors
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access that features a comprehensive eBook, interactive lectures, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more

Watch a recent webinar with the author or visit our website for more information.

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Donna Ignatavicius’s Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum Offers Practical Tools for Instructors and Students

Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing CurriculumThe concept-based curriculum (CBC) is a hot topic in nursing right now. We are excited to announce the publication of Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum: A How-To Best Practice Approach, a practical text for teaching and evaluating students within a CBC. Written by preeminent nursing education consultant and thought leader in concept-based teaching and learning, Donna Ignatavicius, it meets the urgent need for authoritative resources to assist faculty with CBC development, implementation, and evaluation.

Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing CurriculumDesigned for graduate students and nursing faculty who are developing, implementing, teaching, or evaluating a CBC, it focuses on the “big ideas” that transcend subject-specific content. Building on the theory of concept-based curricula, this text expands into their application and practice.

Written in an easy-to-read, direct style, it includes:

  • A discussion of the essential elements of an effective nursing curriculum
  • A comparison of traditional and conceptual learning
  • An exploration of the multiple tools and strategies used in a CBC, such as forms, sample lesson plans, study guides, concept maps, and case studies
  • Teaching strategies for a concept-based online learning environment
  • Clinical teaching activities that connect classroom and clinical learning
  • Clinical evaluation tools for assessing student learning outcomes in a CBC
  • Highlighted priorities, tips, and pitfalls

Watch a recent webinar with the author:

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World Breastfeeding Week Highlights Uniting for the Common Good

World Breastfeeding Week

Join us in celebrating the 25th annual World Breastfeeding Week. Observed internationally from August 1-7, World Breastfeeding Week showcases the importance of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding around the world. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”

Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week 2017 seeks to:

  • Anchor: recognise your role and the difference you make within your area of work
  • Engage: reach out to others to establish areas of common interest
  • Galvanise: work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Watch a World Breastfeeding Week message from Dato’ Dr. Anwar Fazal, Chairperson Emeritus of WABA:

For decades, Jones & Bartlett Learning has been committed to creating high-quality breastfeeding resources for clinicians, students, and instructors. We proudly celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

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Streamlined Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Fourth Edition Focuses on Core Financial Management Topics

Nurse leaders address financial management issues in a variety of settings, including hospitals, ambulatory/outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and home care. Our recently published Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Fourth Edition by J. Michael Leger and Janne Dunham-Taylor is a unique text that covers a wide-range of financial information, such as healthcare finance, economics, budgeting, reimbursements, accounting, and financial strategies.

Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition features a new, streamlined structure that concentrates on core financial management topics while condensing supplemental material. Download the comprehensive transition guide now.

Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Fourth EditionAs a result, the text is now organized into three parts:

  • Healthcare, the Economy, and Value-Based Purchasing
  • Budget Principles
  • Financial Strategies and Accounting Issues

The Fourth Edition also focuses on bringing financial concepts to life for students with real-life applications in nursing practice. For instructors, it offers invaluable resources, such as staffing and budgeting practice activities.

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Mary E. McDonald’s The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes Returns with a New Edition

The Nurse Educators Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth EditionNurse educators need to craft reliable and valid assessment materials, including multiple-choice exams, true-false tests, matching exercises, and essay responses. Just published The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth Edition by Mary E. McDonald provides instructors with a comprehensive, in-depth guide to creating effective classroom exams.

With hundreds of sample test questions and detailed scoring rubrics, it is an invaluable resource for educators preparing their students for successful careers in nursing. In addition, the text delves into the pedagogy behind Bloom’s taxonomy, how to gauge the difficulty level of questions, and how to revise questions to increase their cognitive challenge. It also helps nurse educators develop questions that require students to think critically and features a chapter on NCLEX test question development.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • A new appendix covering more than 200 sample item stems for client needs
  • Expanded overviews of Bloom’s original and revised taxonomies
  • Additional questions targeted to NCLEX preparation
  • Updated references and sample questions

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is “an excellent guide for any person working with nursing mothers”

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third EditionPocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition by Karin Cadwell and Cindy Turner-Maffei just received a terrific review from Clinical Lactation. Angela D. Stokes, MA, writes that,

“Overall, the book is an excellent guide for any person working with nursing mothers, and I would highly recommend it to be available in every maternity ward in hospitals, in breastfeeding support groups, as well as being a required text for any breastfeeding peer counselor.”

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is an essential resource for new and experienced lactation care providers. Convenient and easy-to-use, it offers problem solving and counseling strategies for the wide-variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with child-bearing families. Learn more at our website.

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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition Broadens the Discussion on Public Health

Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third EditionIn today’s world, it’s important to see public health nursing within the larger paradigm of primary health care. The just published Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition by Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson challenges educators and students to broaden their perspectives on public health and working with populations.

It examines how to develop and implement key interventions for particular populations in order to attain better health outcomes. Topics include the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care, and evidence-based practice for population health.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New chapter on the social justice and ethics of population-based care
  • New chapter on the relationship between health and the natural and built environment
  • New chapter on present-day disasters and disaster management, featuring case studies on Hurricane Irene and mass violence
  • More information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Navigate 2 Companion Website

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Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third Edition “is an excellent reference”

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third EditionKnowledge of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is crucial to OB nurses. In fact, studies have shown that a lack of understanding around electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is one of the leading cause of lawsuits. That’s what makes our recently published Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda so timely and relevant.

In a new review, Anthony Shanks, MD, from Indiana University School of Medicine, writes for Doody’s Review Service that,

“This is an excellent reference and one that I will be going back to often. It is easy to read and, more importantly, interesting to read.”

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition reviews the practice of fetal heart rate monitoring. Beginning with a description of the anatomy of fetal circulation, placental function as a respiratory organ, and acid-base balance, it also presents normal fetal cardiovascular and cerebral metabolism.

  • Examines the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in progressive fetal asphyxia via a review of the seminal animal and human studies conducted in this field
  • Includes a brief summary of fetal heart rate monitoring technology currently used in clinical practice and standard nomenclature for fetal heart rate characteristics
  • Evaluates the scientific basis that supports management algorithms currently in use and recommends the Parer/Ikeda 5-tier system

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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