|About the Book|
Professionalism in Nursing: A Foundation for Practice creates excitement about a career in nursing for those who are just entering the profession and rekindles the flame for nurses returning to the academic setting. The book moves from nursing sMoreProfessionalism in Nursing: A Foundation for Practice creates excitement about a career in nursing for those who are just entering the profession and rekindles the flame for nurses returning to the academic setting. The book moves from nursing s roots to its future and areas of potential expansion. It gives clear insight into what a nurse is, and what nurses do.Nursing truly is a profession. This idea is validated through documented, evidence-based outcomes. Nursing has a rich past and a promising future. The fifteen chapters in Professionalism in Nursing: A Foundation for Practice introduce readers to the building blocks of professional nursing, including the scope of nursing practice, acute and chronic care, healthcare delivery, various clinical settings, patient rights, problem solving, ethics, politics, and nursing theory.In addition the book addresses several important topics not traditionally covered in nursing textbooks, such as technology in nursing practice, evidence-based nursing practice, and career options.The material has been class-tested. This book assists students in overcoming preconceived perceptions of nursing and increases awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities unique to the profession.The following ancillaries are available to adopters:- A sample syllabus- PowerPoint slides- A test bank- An Instructors Manual with lecture notes and classroom exercisesDr. Maria Revell received her bachelors degree in Nursing from Tuskegee Institute, her masters from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and her doctorate from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She is also certified in on-line education. Dr. Revell is a professor in nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. She has more than 35 years of experience in nursing, twenty of them at the bedside providing critical care. Her professional experience includes work both inside and outside of the United States. Dr. Revell has published more than thirty articles, many in international refereed journals. She has received numerous grants and won awards for teaching.