Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing

Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing
7th Ed.
2020 © F. A. Davis Company
Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-9014-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4034-3
Nursing, Nursing Education


Advance your career to the next level of professional practice!

Here are all the concepts and theories practicing RNs need to continue their education and reach the next level of professional practice. You’ll find in-depth coverage of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication, professional ethics, leadership, group theory, teaching/learning, and multicultural issues.

Explore the challenges and issues that are changing the field of nursing. Then, apply them to the situations you encounter in practice today . . . and to the challenges, you’ll encounter tomorrow.

Key Features:

  • • Coverage of The Joint Commission’s initiatives and roles in accreditation.
  • • Issues from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and magnet status.
  • • Discussions on delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • • Quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care.
  • • Nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing.
  • • Data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA.
  • • Staffing issues related to safety.
  • • Coverage of domestic violence issues.
  • • “Evidence-Based Practice” boxes provide examples of current evidence and include questions that help you apply to real-life practice.
  • • “Thought and Discussion” questions test your understanding of the chapter objectives.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 98/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is a useful, timely, and evidence-based resource that can be used by nurses regardless of setting or professional role. The innovative features designed to enhance learning and retention are excellent. These features, coupled with the updated and expanded chapters, make this seventh edition a well-developed resource for new nurses, nursing students, and seasoned professionals."

-- Janice Phillips, PhD (Rush University Medical Center) Doody's Review

"This is a valuable and current resource for nursing knowledge development. It is one of the most in-depth and most comprehensive resources on nursing theory."

-- Vicki Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) - Doody's Review - previous edition


The book serves as a helpful resource for novice nurses or nursing students seeking an overview on a variety of trends and issues impacting nursing and healthcare. More experienced nurses can use this book to remain current on issues such as evidence-based practice, effective communication, critical thinking, and professional ethics and leadership. Dr. Kearney-Nunnery is an accomplished author who has edited all seven editions.

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