This textexamines the issues and trends which students and nurses face in future practice. An expert panel of nursing leaders in advance practice, education, research, and administration contributed to this up-to-date, comprehensive and thought-provoking text. Chapters are organized into six sections: Nursing in Society; The Future of Practice and Education; Administration in the Future; Accountability, Quality, and Control; Nursing's Scientific Future; and Expanding the Boundaries.
Includes two scenarios in each chapter that focus on future directions in nursing and present the probable and preferable future of the specific issue.
Written by an expert panel of nursing leaders in the areas of advance practice, education, research, and administration.
Includes discussion questions at the end of every chapter which are designed to stimulate creative thinking by placing the students in a situation where they must create the solution and determine the steps needed to prepare for the future.
Includes important information on the use of technology as it relates to the future of nursing practice and education.
Focuses on key areas such as alternative and complementary health care and multicultural nursing to help expand the boundaries of nursing practice into the future.