Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

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This text provides nurses in advanced practice roles with the required core knowledge they need to build upon as they proceed into their unique specialty.

Table of contents: The slow march to professional practice -- Advanced practice nursing: moving beyond the basics -- The evolution of doctoral education in nursing -- Leadership development through mentorship and professional development planning -- Managing personal resources: time and stress management -- A distinctive system of health care delivery -- Beliefs, values, and health -- The evolution of health services in the United States -- Financing health care -- Managing financial resources -- Managed care -- The future of health services delivery -- Advanced practice nurses and public policy, naturally -- Making the political process work -- Health care quality -- Contributions of the professinal, public, and private sectors in promoting patient safety -- Information technology for advanced nursing practice -- Theory-based advanced nursing practice -- Values-based practice and evidence-based care: pursuing fundamental questions in nursing philosophy and theory -- Fundamental patterns of knowing in nursing -- Patterns of knowing: review, critique, and update -- Multiple paradigms of nursing science -- Research: how health care advances -- Knowledge development in nursing: our historical roots and future opportunities -- Moving toward a culturally competent profession -- Race, race relations, and the emergence of professional nursing, 1870-2004 -- Introduction to ethics -- The role of codes of ethics in nursing's disciplinary knowledge.


Book citation: Barker, Anne M. Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession. Sudbury MA.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2009. ISBN 9780763748999 (pbk.)