The book Foundations of Basic Nursing is written by Lois White. Fundamentals of Basic Nursing, Third Edition, is designed for the initial semester of a practical/vocational nursing program. Includes information on nursing student skills for success, microbiology, infection control (Standard Precautions), growth and development, legal and ethical issues, communication, documentation, nursing process, client education, cultural aspects, complementary therapies /alternatives, wellness concepts, and stress. /anxiety, end-of-life care, rest/sleep, safety/hygiene, nutrition, fluids/electrolytes/acid-base balance, medication administration, intravenous therapy, assessment, pain management, diagnostic tests, and nursing procedures.
There is a strong emphasis on life cycle development, the needs of older adults, and career adjustments. Chapters on bioterrorism, spirituality, and self-concept enhance student learning on current nursing topics. Along with Foundations of Adult Health Nursing, Third Edition, and Foundations of Maternal & Pediatric Nursing, Third Edition, both also by White, Duncan, and Baumle, the books cover a complete curriculum for a practical/vocational nursing program.
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About the Author
Lois Elain Wacker White earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate of Science degree from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration—University of Texas Community College, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree in Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years, she was also chair of the Department of Vocational Nursing Education. Dr. White has taught nursing fundamentals, mental health, mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/pediatric nursing. His professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Texas Board of State Nurse Examiners and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed the competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing.
Gena Duncan has worked as a registered nurse for 36 years in clinical, community health, and educational settings. This has equipped Ms. Duncan with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today’s students. She has an MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Ms. Duncan has served as a staff nurse, assistant chief nurse for a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member, she taught many nursing courses and served on a state curriculum committee for a state university. As the director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in initiating and obtaining state board approval for an LPN-RN nursing program. His master’s research thesis was entitled “An investigation of the learning styles of practical and high school students”. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She is the co-author of two textbooks, a medical-surgical textbook and a transition text for LPN to RN students. He has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Wendy Baumle is currently a Nursing Instructor at James A. Rhodes State College in Ohio. She has spent 19 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academic. Ms. Baumle has taught nursing fundamentals, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and health care ethics in practical nursing and associate degree programs. He previously taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio, and at James. A. Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio. Ms. Baumle earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and her Master of Nursing from the Ohio College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio. Ms. Baumle is a member of several professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association.
Overview of Foundations of Basic Nursing
Basic concepts of pharmacology, medication administration, and diagnostic tests are introduced. The concept of critical thinking, presented in the first chapter, lays the foundation for the entire nursing process, presented in great detail and incorporating current NANDA diagnoses and NIC/NOC references. The student has the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and develop critical thinking skills by completing the case studies included in many of the chapters. Concept maps and care concept maps challenge the student to incorporate the interrelationship of nursing concepts in preparation for clinical practice. The student has the opportunity to assess knowledge and critical thinking of essential nursing concepts by answering NCLEX®-style review questions at the end of each chapter.
|Book Name||Foundations of Basic Nursing|
|Author of Book||Lois White|