Conditions of Use
I have used this book for two semesters in a lower-division nursing leadership/ management course and plan to continue to use it. I believe this is a very comprehensive and appropriately-leveled resource for prelicensure leadership, management, or... read more
I have used this book for two semesters in a lower-division nursing leadership/ management course and plan to continue to use it. I believe this is a very comprehensive and appropriately-leveled resource for prelicensure leadership, management, or professional concepts nursing courses. It is especially relevant for associate's degree programs and lower-division nursing courses, and it's frankly refreshing to find resources appropriate to this level. I believe upper-division courses could start with this as foundational knowledge, but may want to build on it with other OER materials, journals, etc.
I have found the information for be very accurate and unbiased.
I believe this book can remain relevant for quite some time. The book is divided into sections that make it easy to assign small sections that fit the topics needed.
I am grateful to find a text that is finally at an appropriate reading level for a lower-division, pre-licensure nursing course.
The book feels very consistent in terminology and layout throughout. In fact, I have read several books from OpenRN and they all have excellent consistency between them, making it easy to pick up another one of their books and jump right in.
Modularity is among the many strengths of this book and the OpenRN structure overall.
I appreciate how the book is organized and yet how easy it is to assign readings outside of the typical organization if I so choose.
The book and interface are incredibly easy to use.
I have not seen any grammatical errors in the full year plus that I have now been using this book.
The content here around health disparities, social determinants of health, etc. go beyond inclusivity and support effectively teaching these topics.
My students have supported the use of the book and commented on its ease of navigation and accessibility of language.
Table of Contents
- Part I. Chapter 1 - Overview of Management and Professional Issues
- Part II. Chapter 2 - Prioritization
- Part III. Chapter 3 - Delegation and Supervision
- Part IV. Chapter 4 - Leadership and Management
- Part V. Chapter 5 - Legal Implications
- Part VI. Chapter 6 - Ethical Practice
- Part VII. Chapter 7 - Collaboration Within the Interprofessional Team
- Part VIII. Chapter 8 - Health Care Economics
- Part IX. Chapter 9 - Quality and Evidence-Based Practice
- Part X. Chapter 10 - Advocacy
- Part XI. Chapter 11 - Preparation for the RN Role
- Part XII. Chapter 12 - Burnout and Self-Care
- Part XIII. Answer Keys
About the Book
This book introduces concepts related to nursing leadership and management, prioritization strategies, delegation and supervision, legal implications of nursing practice, ethical nursing practice, collaboration within the interprofessional team, health care economics, quality and evidencebased practice, advocacy, preparation for the RN role, and the avoidance of burnout with self-care. Several online, interactive learning activities are included in each chapter that encourage application of content to patientcare situations. Additionally, the Appendix includes a “suite of patients” with suggested prompts for classroom discussion to assist students in applying concepts from the book to real patient-care situations.
About the Contributors
The Open RN project is supported by a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education to create five free, open source nursing textbooks. However, this content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government. More information about the Open RN grant can be found at cvtc.edu/OpenRN. The first three textbooks of the Open RN textbook series, Nursing Pharmacology, Nursing Skills, and Nursing Fundamentals, received a Best OER Awards from OE Global in 2020 and 2021.