Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing

Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing
8th Ed.
Copyright © 2024 by F. A. Davis Company.
Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4771-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-5010-6
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:

  • • “Chapter Objectives” and “Key Terms” at the beginning of each chapter as well as “Thought and Discussion Questions” to meet the chapter objectives, and “Key Points” at the end of each chapter
  • • “Evidence-Based Practice” boxes with questions that ask you to apply evidence to real-life practice
  • • “Online Consult” boxes listing valuable sources of information on the web
  • • Online “Case Scenarios” for each chapter that provide additional opportunities to apply the concepts
  • • Focus on theory as a basis for practice
  • • Discussions of the abilities critical to professional nursing, including communication, critical thinking, teaching and learning, leadership and management skills, and professional ethics
  • • Section on quality care for individuals and groups with emphasis on safety, population health, economics, and the politically active nurse

New To This Edition

  • Updated & Revised! Relevant and timely coverage of the issues affecting nurses and nursing today
  • New! The AACN’s Essentials 2021 and ANA’s 2021 Scope & Standards of Practice, and the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
  • New! The importance of clinical reasoning and judgment in clinical practice and communication
  • New, Revised & Expanded! Content on the progress of the Healthy People 2030 initiatives, the social determinants of health, structural racism, cultural humility, and public health emergencies like COVID-19
  • Expanded! Coverage of interoperability and data security, artificial intelligence/machine learning, wearables, remote patient monitoring, and interprofessional practice as a collaborative partner on a healthcare team
  • Updated & Revised! Focus on envisioning your professional future to meet the challenges of collaborative practice, advanced practice, healthcare equity, and improving care

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 - previous edition

"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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