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Nursing Professional Development

Review and Resource Manual

Fourth Edition

Laura Handricks-Jackson (author) Beth Hawkes (author)

ISBN: 9781935213406

Publication Date: Aug 2017

Format: Paperback

Are you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal. This text is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Nursing Professional Development certification exam.
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Are you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal.

The Nursing Knowledge Center's Nursing Professional Development Review and Resource Manual is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Nursing Professional Development certification exam.

Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this review and resource manual will help you:
  • Study and analyze comprehensive material and concepts written by nursing experts.
  • Develop a recommended seven-step plan to equip you for the exam and map out what to do on the day of the exam.
  • Prepare for, and familiarize yourself with, Nursing Professional Development standards of practice.
  • And much more ...
Imprint Nursesbooks
Pages 240
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 2017
Publisher American Nurses Association
Subject/s Nursing  
  • Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education Credit
  • Chapter 1. Taking the Certification Examination
  • General Suggestions for Preparing for the Exam
  • The Day of the Exam
  • About the Certification Exams
  • Chapter 2. Organizational Factors
  • Definitions
  • Organizational Culture and Dynamics
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Values
  • Goals
  • Strategic Planning
  • Shared Governance
  • Chapter 3. Principles of Education
  • Background
  • Principles of Adult Education
  • Learning Theories
  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Learning Styles
  • Variations in Learner Characteristics
  • Chapter 4. Domains of Learning
  • Background
  • Relevance to Nursing Professional Development Practice
  • Cognitive Domain
  • Affective Domain
  • Psychomotor Domain
  • Critical Thinking Framework
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Chapter 5. Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Background
  • Ethical Accountability
  • Legal Accountability
  • Workplace Incivility
  • Just Culture
  • Boundary Issues
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Professional Standards
  • viii
  • Chapter 6. Issues and Trends
  • Professional Role Competence
  • Academic Qualifications
  • Licensure
  • Clinical Practice and Excellence Initiatives
  • Credentialing
  • Practice Based on Evidence
  • Chapter 7. Functions of the Nursing Professional Development Specialty
  • Background
  • Orientation
  • Preceptor Development
  • Competency Management
  • Inservice
  • Continuing Education
  • Chapter 8. Educational Process
  • Background
  • Systems Theory
  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Chapter 9. Design and Delivery Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Images and Handouts
  • Simulation
  • Just-in-Time Teaching or Training (JITT)
  • Learning Environment
  • Use of Technology
  • Test Construction
  • Chapter 10. Marketing and Management of Educational Activities
  • Marketing Educational Activities
  • Management of Educational Activities
  • Chapter 11. Evaluation
  • Background
  • Purposes of Evaluation
  • Types of Evaluation
  • Methodologies of Evaluation
  • Use of Evaluation Data
  • Outcome Measures
  • Chapter 12. Documentation and Records
  • Background
  • Record Management
  • Accreditation Documentation
  • ix
  • Chapter 13. Communication
  • Background
  • Communication Principles
  • Communication & Customer Service
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Nursing Teams
  • Roles
  • Team-Building
  • Professional and Social Networking
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Feedback
  • Positivism
  • Conflict Management
  • Chapter 14. Current Theories of Change Management
  • Background
  • Change Theories
  • Management of Change: Basic Concepts
  • Teams and Change
  • Chapter 15. Resource Management
  • Background
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Fiscal Management
  • Prioritization
  • Record Management
  • Chapter 16. Project Management
  • Components of Project Management
  • Stages of Project Management
  • Project Management Tools
  • Sustainability of Change or Practice
  • Chapter 17. Consultation Process
  • Background
  • Consultations by the Nursing Professional Development Specialist
  • Chapter 18. Facilitation
  • Background
  • Facilitator Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing Facilitation Skills
  • Common Facilitation Situations
  • Chapter 19. Career Development and Role Transition
  • Background
  • Attributes and Abilities of an Effective Coach
  • Coaching vs. Mentoring
  • Core Principles of Coaching
  • Role Transition
  • Succession Planning
  • Chapter 20. Quality Improvement
  • Performance Measures and Indicators
  • Nurse Retention
  • Process Improvement Methodologies
  • Implications for Nursing Professional Development
  • Risk Management
  • Chapter 21. Research Process
  • Background
  • Identify the Problem
  • Research Design
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Chapter 22. Evidence-Based Practice
  • Background
  • Differences in Evidence-Based Practice, Practice-Based Evidence, Research, and Quality
  • Improvement
  • Rating System for Hierarchy of Evidence
  • Advantages to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Professional Development
  • Chapter 23. Informatics
  • Information Management
  • Information Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Chapter 24. Contribution to the Nursing Professional Development Specialty
  • Background
  • Role-Modeling
  • Professional Interactions
  • Appendix A. Review Questions
  • Appendix B. Answer to the Review Questions
  • Index
  • About the Authors
Dr Laura Hendricks-Jackson, DNP, RN-BC, OCN has an array of nursing knowledge and experience in the acute care, academic, and community settings. Earlier in her career she served as the deputy director at an organization that supports vulnerable populations. Having left the community setting and before joining Sibley Memorial Hospital/ Johns Hopkins Health System, Dr. Hendricks-Jackson spent thirteen years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and served in oncology, education, and nursing administration there. Dr. Hendricks-Jackson serves as a University Faculty for graduate and doctoral students and enjoys facilitating the transformation of learning. She is an exam item writer and subject matter expert for the American Nurses Association (ANA) and a Nurse Residency Program on site surveyor for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE). Dr. Hendricks- Jackson is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Steering Committee. She received her doctorate degree in nursing (DNP) from Drexel University with a concentration in Executive Leadership and holds a Master's Degree in Nursing Education as well.

Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC is a Nursing Professional Development Specialist with a broad background in acute care. She is published in the Association of Nurses in Professional Development (ANPD) journal and past editor of MEDSURG Matters, a publication of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). She is a subject matter expert for several large nursing organizations, including the American Nurses Association (ANA). Hawkes is a nationally known career counselor and columnist with an award-winning nursing blog, nursecode.com, and the author of Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job… and You're Next!

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