Volume I: Laying the Foundation for Professional Practice
Students learn how to develop grit, study content, improve their success with test-taking strategies, and provide authentic holistic patient care. As a result, students begin to establish a professional identity so they can start to think, feel, and act like a professional nurse. Best suited for fundamental students.
Volume II: Building the Knowledge Base for Professional Practice
Emphasizes a practice-informed perspective to ensure deep understanding of the applied sciences of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and fluids and electrolytes. Additional guidance on nursing assessment keeps it concise, yet comprehensive.
Numerous application worksheets help students understand and relate this content to clinical practice that leads to developing clinical judgment. Best suited for first-year nursing students.
Volume III: Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Practice
Focuses on the essential steps to develop clinical reasoning: identifying the most important patient data, determining its significance, recognizing, then prioritizing problems, and lastly how to set nursing priorities—all supporting the development of sound clinical judgment.
Numerous practice “pearls” are included to facilitate a successful transition to clinical practice. Best suited for advanced students or used as a Capstone textbook.
View the curriculum map to see how each textbook volume can be easily integrated into your curriculum or nurse residency program to enhance a new nurse’s transition to real-world practice.