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Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing, Tenth Edition (Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Kelly))

Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing, Tenth Edition (Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Kelly))
Author: Lucille Joel
ISBN 13: 9780071740999
ISBN 10: 71740996
Edition: 10
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Publication Date: 2011-04-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $64.00

The classic issues and trends textbook that lays the groundwork for a career in nursing

Updated to reflect the changing job market

Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing, 10e covers all non-clinical nursing topics that students need to know. The text effectively covers the history of nursing, scope of practice, role of the profession in the overall health care delivery system, and other educational, ethical, and legal issues. In addition, this book covers the transition from student to practicing nurse, with material on the various nursing associations, what they do, and how they can help a nurse's career.


  • Key Concepts, Critical Issues, Controversial Points and other features highlight important information
  • Provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of licensure requirements, professional ethics, and legal issues important to nurses
  • Ethical Case Studies provide real-life examples to nursing students
  • The author served two terms as President of the American Nurses Association

Content that reflects this ever-changing field:

Care of the Sick: A Historical Overview; The Influence of Florence Nightingale; The Evolution of the Trained Nurse, 1873-1903; The Emergence of the Modern Nurse, after 1904; Major Studies of the Nursing Profession; The Impact of Social and Scientific Changes; Health Care Delivery: Where?; Health Care Delivery: Who?; Nursing as a Profession; Professional Ethics and the Nurse; Profile of the Modern Nurse; Major Issues and Trends in Nursing Education; Programs in Nursing Education; Nursing Research Status: Status, Problems, Issues; Opportunities in Modern Nursing; Chapter 16. Leadership for an Era of Change; An Introduction to the Law; The Legislative Process; Major Legislation Affecting Nursing; Licensure and Health Personnel Credentialing; Nursing Practice and the Law; Health Care and the Rights of People; Organizational Procedures and Issues; National Student Nurses' Association; American Nurses Association; The Tri-Council for Nursing; Other Nursing and Related Organizations in the United States; Major International Organizations; Making Choices: Job Selection; Career Management.