Foundations of Nursing: Enrolled Division 2 Nurses with Student Resource Access 24 months 1st Edition
Lyn Clarke | Susie Gray | Lois Elaine White | Gena Duncan | Wendy Baumle
ISBN-13: 9780170264396 | ISBN-10: 0170264394
© 2016 | Published |  720  Pages

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Paperback/Softcover Book/Jrnal
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Foundations of Nursing, 1e is specifically designed for the vocational training market. This brand-new Australian textbook reflects core concepts from a highly successful US nursing textbook, Foundations of Basic Nursing 3e, which has been developed, modified and repurposed for the HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) qualification.
The text is distinguished by:
Detailed mapping to the HLT Training Package competencies..
Cross referencing to Tollefson, Bishop et al Essential Clinical Skills.
A unique chapter – Student Skills for Success – an introduction to study skills, development of critical thinking, study strategies and career development
A detailed chapter on Diagnostic Testing within the scope of practice
Comprehensive ancillary material – including PowerPoints and Lesson Plans for instructors, and a CourseMate companion website complete with quizzes, video clips, animations and more for students

Foundations of Nursing, 1e provides a clear and fresh approach to the study of nursing; straightforward and heavily illustrated with colour photos of procedures.

    1.Student nurse skills for success
    2. Holistic care
    3. Nursing history, education and organisations
    4. Legal and ethical responsibilities

    5. The health care delivery system
    6. Arenas of care

    7. Communication
    8. Client education
    9. Nursing process/documentation/informatics

    10. Lifespan development
    11. Cultural considerations
    12. Stress, adaptation & anxiety
    13. End of life care

    14. Wellness concepts
    15. Self - concept
    16. Complementary and alternative therapies
    17. Basic nutrition
    18. Rest & sleep
    19. Safety & hygiene

    20. Infection control/asepsis

    21. Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
    22. Medication administration and IV therapy
    23. Assessment
    24. Pain management
    25. Diagnostic tests

    APPENDIX A: List of essential clinical skills

    • Linked to ECS (Tollefson) throughout. Icons direct trainee to relevant skill
    • End of Chapter Review Questions give the student the opportunity to assess knowledge and critical thinking of essential nursing concepts
    • Integrated IV Meds and Meds Administration for teaching to new combined unit in HLT15
    • Making connection feature at the start of each chapter directs trainee and teacher to relevant content in other related chapters
    • Part three has three chapters dedicated to developing communication skills – colleagues, clients, documentation
    • All new chapter 4 on Australian legal considerations related to scope of practice
    • Case Studies provide the student with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and develop critical thinking skills
    • Concept Maps and Concept Care Maps challenge the student to incorporate the interrelatedness of nursing concepts in preparation for clinical practice
    • Pedagogy such as Health & Safety boxes, Client Education boxes, Nursing Highlight boxes and Essential Clinical Skills icons for key information throughout topics being learned
    • Up-to-date content on mental health, diabetes, vital signs, Diagnosis Related Groups and community based care
    • Chapter on cultural considerations to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

  • Lyn Clarke, RN, RM, BHSc (post reg) has taught, governed and evaluated the Diploma of Nursing, nationally. Lyn has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during her 30 years of nursing in clinical, management, leadership and educational roles. This broad experience and a life-long passion for nursing has lead a commitment to educate, support and mentor the nurses of the future.

    Susie Gray, RN, Dip App Sc. (Post grad)
    National Program Manager, Diploma of Nursing, Careers Australia Education Institute, Australia She has spent 30 years as a clinician, educator and manager and has always found immense fulfillment in assisting the nurses of our future to discover the value of empathy, holistic care and pride in their chosen fields.

    Lois Elaine Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science 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 degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

    Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN 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 statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

    Wendy Baumle earned a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and a master's degree in nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She has taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio; and at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. With 20 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician, Wendy has taught advanced standing LPN to RN transition, nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing, associate nursing, and advanced standing transition degree programs. She has membership in a number of professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Currently, Wendy is a nursing instructor at Northwest State Community College in Ohio.