Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 222018

Updated and revised to meet all current standards

This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula―or the revision of existing ones―that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE. The second edition of this quickaccess guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource’s thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way.

The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and knowhow to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study.

New to the Second Edition:
Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE
Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the development process
Highlights collaborative curriculum development
Introduces the career ladder experience and the concept of learning designs
Discusses educational/competency outcomes


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Evaluation Beyond Exams in Nursing Education: Designing Assignments and Evaluating with Rubrics

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Jul 222018

Although examinations have been the traditional method for evaluation of learning outcomes, a variety of alternate evaluation methods are now used, predominantly in graduate education and increasingly in undergraduate education. Written for nurse educators, this book is unique in its provision of rigorous rubrics to promote objective grading. It examines a variety of alternative evaluation methods, discusses how to design them, and best practices for using them. The book comprehensively addresses the evaluation of learning outcomes, examines different types of assignments and teaching strategies, and tracks the development of grading rubrics. It describes how to design effective assignments for evaluation, and examines in detail specific evaluation methods including best practices for their use and exemplar analytic scoring rubrics. Evaluation methods covered include papers, presentations, concept maps, case studies, and portfolios, and others. Key Features: * Provides rigorous rubrics for objective grading * Describes best practices for a variety of teaching/learning strategies * Includes guidelines for writing clear assignment descriptions * Discusses papers, presentations, concept maps, case studies, portfolios, and more


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Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition

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Jul 222018

Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition employs a contextually based teaching approach to promote clinical decision making, ethical conduct, and problem solving. The text is designed to assist educators in creating significant and practical learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics. Its real-world approach makes it a practical handbook for both faculty and students.

The Second Edition features updated and expanded content on a variety of important topics that have been identified as strategic priorities by the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Another important focus is on the interaction between patients and computers and how such interactions can affect the quality of data collected by informatics applications.

Key Features:
Real-world application such as fall prevention
Explores bar coding and pharmacy management
Chapter objectives and chapter summaries
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Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach

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Jul 222018

Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach teaches undergraduate nursing students the need to know information for working in a pediatric nursing environment. The text has a strong focus on patient safety and QSEN competencies as well as the Family Centered Care Theory. This pediatric-focused text emphasizes communication and interdisciplinary team work, provides family education guidelines, questions for soliciting health history and employs a concept-based approach to the content. This text is differentiated from others through its unique approach to family dynamics including constellation, culture and religious influences to pediatric treatment.

Key Features:
Evolving case studies per chapter
Concept-based exercises
Critical thinking clinical exercises
Research tips and facts
Emphasis on unique aspects of family dynamics
Practice-centered case studies drawn from clinical experience
Pharmacological “Must Know” tips provide link between content and drug safety
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Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 222018

This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills.

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things.

Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.

About the Author
Greta Thornbory is an occupational health care professional and a former consulting editor for Occupational Health.

Susanna Everton is an occupational health nurse adviser and chartered safety practitioner. She is currently in clinical practice and was formerly the Vice President of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners.


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Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition

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Jul 222018

The 10th edition of Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Nursing includes all new, up-to-date 2018-2020 content and terminology reflecting the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II – featuring 18 new nursing diagnoses, and 72 completely revised diagnoses to ensure safe and effective patient care.

Paired with your psych textbook, this handy pocket guide is designed to guide you in developing practical, individualized plans of care for patients diagnosed with psychiatric and mental health disorders. The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings… from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic… to home health and private practice.


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The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres

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Jul 202018

This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary and defecation problems, shoulder and hand issues.
Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues.

Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery.


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Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, Third Edition

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Jul 202018

When employed as a substitute for real clinical time, simulation scenarios have proven effective in bridging the gap between theory and practice. This acclaimed text for nursing faculty provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of clinical simulation. Appropriate for all levels of nursing students, from pre-licensure to doctoral level, the book contains the authors’ own advice and experiences working in simulation around the globe.

For the third edition, 20 new scenarios have been added, for a total of 57. All scenarios have been updated to adhere to best-practice simulation standards for design, facilitator and participant criteria, interprofessional criteria, and debriefing processes. Scenarios are presented in a structured format that includes objectives, pre-scenario checklists, implementation plans, evaluation criteria, debriefing guidelines, and recommendations for further use. A template for creating scenarios spans the text and includes student preparation materials, forms to enhance the realness of the scenario, and checklists for practice assessment and evaluation.

This comprehensive resource covers geriatric, pediatric, trauma, obstetric, and community-based patient scenarios. This revised edition includes scenarios easily adaptable to an instructor’s own lab, an international perspective, and a section on graduate nursing education.

New to the Third Edition:

20 brand new scenarios in anesthesia, midwifery, pediatric, disaster, and other specialty-focused situations, plus five new chapters
Updated to encompass new simulation pedagogy including best-practice standards
New scenarios easily adapted to an instructor’s own lab
Interprofessional and international scenarios focused on areas of global concern: obstetric hemorrhage, neonatal hypoglycemia, and deteriorating patients
Key Features:

Includes information on how to integrate simulation into curricula
Addresses conceptual and theoretical foundations of simulation in nursing education, including an expanded chapter on the Framework for Simulation Learning in Nursing Education
Includes a wide variety of practical scenarios in ready-to-use format with instructions
Provides a template for scenario development
Delivers recommendations for integration of point-of-care decision-making tools
Offers opportunities for enhancing complexity and incorporating interprofessional competencies

About the Author
Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, APRN-C, IBCLC, is Director and Associate Professor at University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She specializes in women’s health issues and the interface between nursing education and technology (specifically in online learning and simulation laboratories). She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Woman’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau. In 2006, she managed the successful application of an HRSA grant for the School of Nursing, gaining nearly $468,000 over three years to help in evaluating simulation activities and directs school of nursing learning resource center. She is a frequent author in peer-reviewed journals and in nursing education books. She received the AJN Book of the Year Award for the second edition of Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators. Karen Daley, PhD, RN, is Dean and Associate Professor at Davenport University School of Nursing. Before joining Davenport in 2011, Dr. Daley was Nursing Program Coordinator at Western Connecticut State University, School of Nursing, where she was instrumental in implementing a Human Patient Simulation Program. She specializes in medical-surgical nursing issues and simulation teaching strategies. She gained her doctorate in 2005 from Rutgers. She has published a number of peer-reviewed journal papers and presents at the major nursing meetings. She is a member Sigma Theta Tau, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Simulation Users Network, Eastern Nursing Research Society, and NLN. For several years she was a staff RN at various hospitals. She received the AJN Book of the Year Award for the second edition of Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators.


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Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education

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Jul 202018

Learn best practices for successfully integrating virtual simulation into nursing curriculum

Written for students in nurse educator programs, nursing faculty, and other health care educators, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education unpacks the necessary tools for successful integration of technology into nursing programs. The benefits of virtual simulation in nursing education are innumerable: less expensive, easier to access, and location independent compared with nondigital simulations. Yet the evolving nature of both curricula and technology complicates the implementation of a coherent integration plan. Success requires a coordinated impetus from faculty, administrators, and students to enrich a technologically enhanced learning landscape. With a practical, how-to focus, this book describes the unique dynamics and demands of using virtual simulation as a core teaching method and focuses on the best practices for integrating this technology into the nursing curriculum.

The first text to detail systematic strategies for faculty, students, and administrators, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education examines the most effective teaching methods and activities, discusses challenges and pitfalls to integrating virtual simulation into a curriculum, and examines how learning outcomes are met. With an eye toward motivating students to embrace technology throughout their careers, content illustrates how students can leverage technologies to maximize learning and support practice. Replete with savvy tips from virtual simulation experts, chapters include exemplars that present the models in real-life scenarios, and clinical reasoning questions to reinforce learning.

Key Features:
Accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides
Teaches students of nurse educator programs, nurse educators, and administrators how to successfully use virtual simulation
Provides useful tools, best practices, and savvy strategies for integrating technology into the curriculum
Includes examples and clinical reasoning questions to reinforce content
Demonstrates how students can maximize learning and support practice with virtual simulation technology
Provides a firm foundation for students to embrace technology throughout their careers


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Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition

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Jul 202018

Three-time recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award!

Praise for the third edition:
“This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly.”

Score: 90, 4 Stars

-Doody’s Medical Reviews

The fourth edition of this invaluable publication on middle range theory in nursing reflects the most current theoretical advances in the field. With five additional chapters, new content incorporates exemplars that bridge middle range theory to advanced nursing practice. Additional content for DNP programs includes two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness.

This user-friendly text stresses how theory informs practice and research in the everyday world of nursing. Divided into four sections, content sets the stage for understanding middle range theory by elaborating on disciplinary perspectives, an organizing framework, and evaluation of the theory. Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition, presents a broad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is broken down into its purpose, development, and conceptual underpinnings, and includes a model demonstrating the relationships among the concepts, and the use of the theory in research and practice. Including concept building for research through the lens of middle range theory, a rigorous 10-phase process that moves from a practice story to a conceptual foundation, and exemplars that clarify the concept building process, this new edition remains an essential text for advanced practice theory and research courses.

New to the Fourth Edition:
Reflects new theoretical advances
Five completely new chapters
New exemplars linking middle range theory to advanced nursing practice
New content for DNP programs
Two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness
Two articles from Advances in Nursing Science documenting a meta-perspective about middle range theory development over the decades

Key Features:
Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theory
Introduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the “range” of nursing’s theoretical foundation
Presents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theory
Examines research application through exemplars demonstrating the use of middle range theory for advanced practice nursing
Includes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2017


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