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Professional Issues for Today's Nurse

Allison J. Terry

Professional Issues for Today's Nurses provides readers with a foundational and complete introduction to the nursing profession. Leveraging Benner's novice-to-expert model as a framework, the textbook well prepares students for more advanced courses in the curriculum, such as medical-surgical nursing; gerontology; mental health nursing; and maternal, infant, and pediatric nursing, among others.


The book is organized into four parts, which address the development of nursing as a profession, transitioning into the professional nurse role, nursing leadership and management, and current issues in health care delivery. Dedicated chapters explore theories of nursing practice, the licensure process, legal and ethical issues in health care, cultural awareness, communication in nursing, conflict management, health care delivery systems, disaster preparedness, and more. Critical topics of coverage include the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine, telehealth, increases in patients requiring geriatric care, emerging roles for nurses, the importance of diversity and inclusion in practice, and increases in care being provided in community and outpatient settings. Each chapter features objectives, key terms, informational tables, critical thinking questions, scenarios, and practice test questions.


Professional Issues for Today's Nurses is a highly versatile and informative resource that is well suited to all prelicensure nursing programs.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jul 26th, 2023
  • Pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 8.00in - 0.88in - 2.19lb
  • EAN: 9798823336345
  • Categories: Nursing - General

About the Author

Terry, Allison J.: - Allison Terry is a faculty member at Walden University. She previously served as the assistant dean at Auburn University Montgomery College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Terry received her Ph.D. in public administration at Auburn University Montgomery. She has worked as a registered nurse in many clinical areas, particularly in oncology and critical care, and has also served as a full-time researcher and the director of the Alabama Center for Nursing, as well as the director of community certification for the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Dr. Terry is licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alabama.
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