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Read more about Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: McNeill, Stephens, and Walker

Publisher: Wayne State University Library System

License: CC BY-NC

Urban Health: A Practical Application for Clinical Based Learning is an openly licensed, peer-reviewed textbook for clinical-based nursing educators covering barriers in urban health and their impact on patient health outcomes. The authors explore perspectives of urban communities, urban patients, and urban healthcare providers to offer insight into how healthcare providers can address disparities in urban healthcare, provide meaningful care with the lived experiences of urban patients in mind, and improve patient-provider communication by moving towards a more solution-driven, team-based care approach. Features include learning activities, exemplars, and case studies.

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Read more about Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Christman and Ernstmeyer

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

License: CC BY

This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

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Read more about Nursing Skills

Nursing Skills

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This open access Nursing Skills textbook includes physical assessments routinely performed by entry-level registered nurses and basic nursing skills performed by licensed practical nurses. It is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Skills course (543-102), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act. Learning activities are included to encourage the student to engage in critical thinking and apply the nursing process while analyzing assessment findings.

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Read more about Nursing Fundamentals

Nursing Fundamentals

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This Nursing Fundamentals textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed for entry-level nursing students. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Fundamentals course (543-101), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

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Read more about Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Murphy

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.

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Read more about Nursing Pharmacology

Nursing Pharmacology

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.

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Read more about Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Frederiksen and Phelps

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.

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Read more about Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Doyle and McCutcheon

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

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Read more about Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Lowey

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textbook is to provide an indepth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life. There is an emphasis throughout the book on the simple, yet understated value of effective interpersonal communication between the patient and clinician. The text provides a basic foundation of understanding death and dying, including a brief historical examination of some main conceptual models associated with how patients cope with impending loss. An overview of illness trajectories and models of care, such as hospice and palliative care are discussed. Lastly, the latest evidence-based approaches for pain and symptom management, ethical concerns, cultural considerations, care at the time of death, and grief/bereavement are examined. The goal of this text is to foster the necessary skills for nurses to provide compassionate care to individuals who are nearing the end of life and their families. Every chapter contains a “What You Should Know” section which highlights and reinforces foundational concepts.

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