Review: Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition “is a great reference”

Have yoInstitutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Editionu wondered what your peers think of Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition by Elizabeth A. Bankert and Robert J. Amdur? We recently found out.

According to Iris A. Malone, BA, CCRP, CIM, it “makes the regulations easier to understand [and] it’s a great book for a new IRB member or a new IRB.”

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“The text also gives good background and information on how an IRB should function. Overall, this is a great reference/resource for an IRB member and or staff. The information is easy to read and locate throughout the book. All IRBs should have at least an edition of this book in their library.”

Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition gives IRB members and administrators the information necessary to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects in compliance with federal regulations. Comprehensive in scope, it covers administration, daily management, and ethical issues related to IRBs. In addition, it includes case studies, sample forms, and sample policy documents. To learn more, please visit our website.

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Navigate 2 Pilots Rate Favorably With Nursing Students

Nav2nurpilotsimage4In winter 2015, we conducted two pilot studies with nursing students at two different universities. During the pilots, students used Navigate 2 Advantage Access, which included a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, and learning analytics reporting tools. The pilot studies featured:

Overall, 24 students provided us with feedback on their experiences. The majority of students reported that Navigate 2 helped them study and prepare for exams more efficiently.

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In addition, students reported highly positive ratings for Navigate 2 features, especially its organization and ease of use.

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Another important finding of these pilots showed that students who spent more time using Navigate 2 were more satisfied with the product overall.

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What did nursing students have to say about using Navigate 2?

“[Navigate 2] supplemented the material presented in lecture and text. It was nice to have an alternative source to study from.”

“Using [Navigate 2] has given me more opportunities to learn in different ways.”

“[Navigate 2] made it easier to have everything needed for our class on one website.”

“[Navigate 2] was helpful when [studying] on the go.”

Stay tuned for more Research on Navigate 2. Learn more at www.jblnavigate.com.

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New Edition: Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research

Caring for the Vulnerable, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessThe recently published Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Mary de Chesnay explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations. Written by nurses for nurses, it integrates the theoretical with the practical to help students and professionals care for vulnerable populations, develop programs that make an impact in serving this community, and influence health policy.

“Reading this book will help you see the issues of vulnerable groups from another perspective– from a bird’s eye view– using a wide-angle lens. Understanding vulnerable groups requires a broad context of fresh, unique approaches. Understanding why the problems of vulnerable groups are significant and why nurses should pay attention to them will give you a new energy and realization.” – from the Foreword by Karen Breda, PhD (Anthropology), MSN, BSN (Nursing), Associate Professor, University of Hartford

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • 25 new chapters that address the needs of diverse populations
  • Case studies integrated throughout the text
  • DNP-specific content

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.

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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Navigate 2: Now Integrated With Blackboard

Discover Navigate 2 website bannerNavigate 2 just keeps getting better. You already know that it combines technology and content to expand the reach of the classroom with mobile-ready course materials like a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Now with a seamless Blackboard integration, both instructors and students can sign in to Navigate 2 right from Blackboard for an identical Navigate 2 experience. Best of all, it reports a single grade from Navigate 2 to the Blackboard grade book that updates each time an assignment is completed.

For more information, visit www.jblnavigate.com. Want to learn more right now? Watch this preview video:

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Just Published: Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Nursing Ethics, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessHealthcare ethics is constantly evolving to keep pace with new issues, policies, and laws that arise. That’s what makes the recently published Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich so essential. 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.

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

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Now Live: Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Professional Nursing Concepts, Third EditionDid you know that the recently published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition by Anita Finkelman and Carole Kenner just got even better? Now with live Navigate 2 Advantage Access, instructors and students can unlock a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Digital-only access is also sold separately.

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education. An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Completely updated and revised, the new edition incorporates the latest findings from the IOM’s Future of Nursing report.

What else makes the Third Edition special?

  • New chapter on success in a nursing education program
  • More case studies throughout
  • New electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter
  • New appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position for the new RN or graduate

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New Edition: Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®

Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth EditionOur trusted, comprehensive, and current NCLEX-RN® review is back with Sandra Smith’s Review for NCLEX-RN®, Thirteenth Edition by Marianne P. Barba and Sandra F. Smith. Following the latest NCLEX-RN exam blueprint, it features 2,500 NCLEX® formatted practice questions with detailed answers and rationales that stimulate critical thinking.

The reader-friendly approach includes a clear and concise outline format with study guidelines and test-taking strategies. It also covers all of the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice and patient care.

New to the Thirteenth Edition:

  • Expanded emphasis on patient safety, the National Patient Safety Goals and NCLEX examination preparation, and ties to QSEN competencies
  • Greater focus on evidence-based clinical practice
  • Each new print copy includes an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep offering the book’s questions, nearly 1,000 bonus questions, detailed rationales, and reporting

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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New Edition: Porter-O’Grady and Malloch’s Leadership in Nursing Practice

Leadership in Nursing Practice, Second EditionWith today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, it’s never been more important for nurses to have both the skills and the knowledge necessary to help them become leaders in the workplace. Our recently published Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch provides nursing students with the leadership skills they need to thrive in the field.

Anchored in a sense of nursing as a professional practice discipline, the Second Edition engages the reader in discussions about teamwork, leadership, staffing, and a variety of other related topics. It also serves as a bridge between the student and the leader by providing theory and evidence for real-world scenarios that students can put into practice. Unlike other leadership and management texts, the authors emphasize the importance of every nurse as a leader.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated references for each chapter including journal articles, books, websites, and videos
  • Integration of the national Quality Matters Standards
  • Chapter scenarios and discussion questions
  • Discussion around the shared governance at the point of service in decision-making
  • 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

Are you ready to transform the landscape of health care? Visit our website for more information.

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Just Published: Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition

Advanced Practice Nursing, Third EditionOver the past decade, advanced practice nursing education has evolved rapidly. That’s what makes the just published Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition by Susan M. DeNisco and Anne M. Barker so essential to 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. The content is framed around the core curriculum of both the MSN and DNP Essentials. Throughout the text, the authors address 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 to the Third Edition:

  • Focus on both direct and indirect provider roles
  • Role of the clinical doctorate in advanced practice nursing
  • Reimbursement and credentialing issues for nurse practitioners
  • Federal and state regulation of advanced practice nursing
  • Budgeting and finances for advanced practice
  • Electronic health records and clinical informatics
  • Continuous quality improvement strategies to optimize clinical practice
  • Evidence-based practice and clinical scholarship
  • Global health, diversity, and special populations
  • Role transition and professional development

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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ANA Designates 2015 as the “Year of Ethics”

Nurses trusted 2013The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently deemed 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA has also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001. According to ANA President, Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

“The public places its faith in nurses to practice ethically. A patient’s health, autonomy and even life or death, can be affected by a nurse’s decisions and actions. ANA believes it’s important that all nurses practice at the highest ethical level, and therefore, we will be offering a full range of activities to inform and support nurses to achieve that goal in a stressful and ever-changing health care environment.”

Released on January 1, 2015, the revised Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements “reflects modern clinical practice and evolving conditions, and fully addresses transformations in health care.” In order to emphasize the importance of ethics in nursing practice, ANA also participated in the National Nursing Ethics Summit last year to form the Blueprint for 21st Century Nursing Ethics: Report of the National Nursing Summit. Moreover, the “Year of Ethics” will also feature prominently in National Nurses Week, with the theme of “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.”

Jones & Bartlett Learning is committed providing the highest quality resources in nursing ethics this and every year. Our newly revised Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich integrates the concept of nursing ethics across the curriculum by preparing students and professionals for the moral issues commonly encountered in practice. What’s more, 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.

What else makes this text special?

  • Covers the new ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements
  • Includes sections with legal features
  • Offers case studies and suggestions for discussion
  • Provides ethical reflection questions

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