Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition
Jamie Murphy, The State University of New York at Delhi
Copyright Year: 2020
ISBN 13: 9781641760904
Publisher: Open SUNY
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the topics related to transitions into professional nursing practice. Professional nursing practice, baccalaureate education, healthcare in the 21st century, accountability, autonomy, nursing... read more
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the topics related to transitions into professional nursing practice. Professional nursing practice, baccalaureate education, healthcare in the 21st century, accountability, autonomy, nursing philosophy, professional development, interprofessional communication and collaboration, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership, nursing theory and professional organizations are the key topics included.
The content of the book is informed by published evidence in the discipline of nursing. Sources are cited and referenced. The content is current for the most part. There are some older sources used, albeit classic creative works. The content is accurate and without bias.
The content is relevant and focused to the transition into professional nursing. There are links to state laws for New York. For nurses and faculty in other states, they could easily find the nurse state laws for their state of licensure. Necessary updates in the future should be easy and straightforward due to the fabulous organization of the text.
This text is easy to read. It is organized and follows a logical sequence that is consistent throughout the text. The chapters include great tables to organize some of the information for easier absorption of terms and concepts.
The content and terms in this text are internally congruent. The content is consistent, and the layout is consistent throughout the book.
Each chapter includes headings to differentiate different sections. The sections within chapters mix well and are in logical order. White space is fused quite well.
This professional nursing transition text is well-organized and smoothly transitions from one topic to another. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and learning exercises/activities at the end of each major concept would be helpful for the learner to know and check their understanding and clarity.
This book is easy to navigate. There are links in the content table that provide quick access to chapters and chapter sections. When in a chapter, one can click on the title at the top to return to the content table or click the arrows at the bottom to previous or next. Tables, figures, and pictures are used effectively to organize information and stress key ideas. The text is available in PDF format and online format. The PDF file is quite large, so having the text online is a plus!
This text is free of grammatical errors.
The author acknowledges the role of culture in nursing practice. Cultural content is woven throughout the text. Examples of cultural relevance in the text are the changing U.S. population, communication, competencies for professional nursing practice, standards of practice, the code of ethics, and standards of professional performance. The text is culturally sensitive and embraced examples that include a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
Overall, this is an excellent OER textbook for the discipline of nursing. Thank you, Dr. Murphy, for your contribution with this creative work!
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1
- Professional Nursing Practice
- Baccalaureate Education
- Healthcare in the 21st Century
- Chapter 2
- Nursing Philosophy
- Professional Development
- Chapter 3
- Interprofessional Communication
- Interprofessional Collaboration
- Critical Thinking
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Chapter 4
- Leadership in Nursing
- Chapter 5
- Nursing Theory
- Chapter 6
- Professional Organizations
About the Book
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.
Topics covered in this text include professional nursing practice, baccalaureate education, healthcare in the 21st century, autonomy and accountability, nursing philosophy, professional development, communication, interprofessional collaboration, critical thinking, introduction to evidence-based practice, and nursing leadership and theory.
About the Contributors
Dr. Murphy is an Associate Professor at SUNY Delhi in the School of Nursing in their RN to BSN and Master’s program in Nursing Education. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, specializing in nursing education, community health, and psychiatric nursing. She earned her PhD from Binghamton University in Rural Nursing. Areas of expertise include conducting research on open education resources and virtual reality in online nursing education, with clinical experience in community health and psychiatric nursing.
Dr. Murphy is an Open SUNY fellow and a member of SUNY Delhi’s Chi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.