1. Evolution of Nursing 2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 3. Documentation 4. Communication 5. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking 6. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations 7. Asepsis and Infection Control 8. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility 9. Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment 10. Safety 11. Vital Signs 12. Physical Assessment 13. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 14. Surgical Wound Care 15. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing 16. Care of Patients Experiencing Urgent Alterations in Health 17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies 18. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 19. Nutritional Concepts and Related Therapies 20. Fluids and Electrolytes 21. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration 22. Care of Patients with Alterations in Health 23. Lifespan Development 24. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death 25. Health Promotion and Pregnancy 26. Labor and Delivery 27. Care of the Mother and Newborn 28. Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs 29. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent 30. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care 31. Care of the Child with a Physical and Mental or Cognitive Disorder 32. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult 33. Concepts of Mental Health 34. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder 35. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality 36. Home Health Nursing 37. Long-Term Care 38. Rehabilitation Nursing 39. Hospice Care 40. Professional Roles and Leadership
Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, Indiana. Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College at Terre Haute, Indiana.
This study guide would be useful for student nurses or return to practice nurses wanting to improve their knowledge. Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, November 2015