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    Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

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    Jamie Murphy, The State University of New York at Delhi

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    ISBN 13: 9781641760904

    Publisher: Open SUNY

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Karen Jagiello, Assistant Professor, James Madison University on 11/18/22

    The text provides a good overview; however, the content is abbreviated and does not fully discuss concepts in depth. The use of bullets is concise but does not lead to a full understanding of the material. For example, nursing theory is condensed... read more

    Reviewed by Carol Thomas, Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology on 10/5/21

    The text covered all areas that i presently teach with in depth examples and relevant videos and pictures. read more

    Reviewed by Katie Polchlopek, Assistant Professor/Chair of Practical Nursing Program, Berkshire Community College on 6/20/21

    This textbook covers multiple nursing topics for the novice associate degree nurse transitioning into the baccalaureate level of nursing. The textbook has a comprehensive sequential flow covering the profession of nursing including scope of... read more

    Reviewed by Ellen Rearick, Assistant Professor, Framingham State University on 5/23/21

    This text covered the subject well. No index or glossary included. read more

    Reviewed by Mike Aldridge, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Northern Colorado on 5/4/21

    The author strives to strike a balance in the amount of detail required in an ADN to BSN course that covers a broad range of topics. Clearly, different faculty will have areas where they wish there was more or less depth. As an example,... read more

    Reviewed by Paula Nersesian, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine on 3/5/21

    This text covers all of the elements typically covered in a course on professional nursing practice for RN to BSN students. The table of contents is clear and readily links to the key topics and references in each chapter. The first chapter is the... read more

    Reviewed by Nancyruth Leibold, Associate Professor, Southwest Minnesota State University on 12/17/20

    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

    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1
      • Professional Nursing Practice 
      • Baccalaureate Education 
      • Healthcare in the 21st Century 
      • Accountability 
      • Autonomy
      • References
    • Chapter 2
      • Nursing Philosophy
      • Professional Development 
      • References 
    • Chapter 3
      • Interprofessional Communication 
      • Interprofessional Collaboration 
      • Critical Thinking 
      • Evidence-Based Practice 
      • References 
    • Chapter 4
      • Leadership in Nursing 
      • References 
    • Chapter 5
      • Nursing Theory 
      • References 
    • Chapter 6
      • Professional Organizations
      • References 

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    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.

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