Nursing success begins with the fundamentals
Nursing Fundamentals Demystified, Second Edition offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career. It helps you sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials - that which you truly must know to be a successful nurse. You'll also learn how apply this information to real-world clinical situations.
In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, you'll find learning aids such as learning objectives, key terms, tables and boxed information which summarize important concepts; nursing alerts which detail critical safety information; spotlights on evidence-based practice; nursing care plans which help you identify key assessment data, nursing diagnoses, and interventions; procedure tips to assist you with the clinical application of content; questions throughout each chapter to help you evaluate your comprehension; and NCLEX(R)-style questions for exam preparation.
Bennita W. Vaughans, MSN, RN, currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Auburn University at Montgomery. She is employed as a Nursing Case Manager at a local hospital. Ms. Vaughans has been a nurse for 30 plus years and a nurse/allied health educator for over 20 years. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and her master's degree in nursing from Troy University. Ms. Vaughans has experience in the area of quality and safety. She previously served as a Patient Safety Manager and Performance Improvement coordinator. Additionally, she previously served as a level chairperson and assistant dean at Tuskegee University. She has taught various courses at the baccalaureate, associate, and technical levels of nursing. She has also served as an instructor and coordinator in an allied health program. She has coauthored multiple nursing textbooks and has written several publications.Jim Keogh, DNP, RN-BC, is an assistant professor at New York University and is on the faculty of St. Peter's University in jersey City, New Jersey. He is board-certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing and is the author of more than 87 books, including 20 nursing titles published by McGraw-Hill.