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.
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.