Philadelphia, PA January 24, 2011 -- Fundamentals of Nursing, Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and Applications and Volume 2: Thinking, Doing, and Caring are by Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, ARNP and Leslie S. Treas, PhD, RN broke new ground with a new approach to the foundation course in a nurse’s education. Now, the just published 2nd Edition continues to innovate with new features and content that reflect the art and science of nursing practice today.
“This innovative text teaches nursing students how to think like nurses from their very first day of class,” said Lisa Deitch, Nursing Publisher for F.A. Davis Company. “Its two-volume structure reflects how this course is taught in many nursing schools throughout the United States and Canada. The authors’ informal, conversational writing style speaks directly to students, requiring them to actively participate in the learning process. And, it employs all of the new technology available to help students learn and instructors teach. Fundamentals instructors greeted the 1st Edition with great enthusiasm for providing their students exactly what they need to succeed in class, clinical lab, and practice. We think that the 2nd Edition will do the same…even better.”
Two-volume set with Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM
$106.00 (US) $116.95 (CAN)
Fundamentals of Nursing is the only text to parallel the way fundamentals is actually taught. Volume 1, Theory, Concepts and Applications, covers the theoretical knowledge students learn in class. Volume 2, Thinking, Doing, and Caring covers the practical knowledge and procedures they learn in the lab. Case studies—“Meet Your Patient” in Volume 1 and “Caring for the Garcias” in Volume 2—capture student interest and connect theory to practice.
Both volumes are written in a unique engaging style that speaks to the student. The pedagogical features not only teach students what to do and how to do it, but also explain why to do it. Among the features new to the 2nd Edition are the QSEN Competencies and safety highlighted throughout the narrative and the procedures. Also new to this Edition is an increased emphasis on evidenced-based practice and gerontology as well as critical thinking and reasoning questions and knowledge maps which are now included for every chapter in Volume 2.
Volume 2 also offers over 200 new and revised procedures with “What If…” sections, documentation with both written and electronic examples of guidelines, references to evidence-based guidelines, and “Thinking About the Procedure” questions that correspond to the videos on the Skills DVDs.
The Free Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM (packaged in Volume 1)
This interactive, knowledge-building tool offers students a wealth of learning activities, Students will find procedure checklists, an IQ student question bank, documentation exercises, additional resources for every chapter, an audio glossary, and heart, lung, bowel and Korotkoff sounds, as well as an expanded chapter on growth and development throughout the life span and a bonus chapter on the Canadian healthcare delivery system.
Learning Resources for Students Online at DavisPlus
Students using the text have access to a variety of media-rich tools for learning and reference online at DavisPlus, including most of the resources from the Electronic Study Guide. They will also find podcasts, animations, care planning & care mapping exercises, a concept map generator,, assessment interactive clinical scenarios, and tutorials.
Teaching Resources for Instructors Online at DavisPlus and on CD-ROM (Available Upon Adoption)
Instructors will find a host of teaching resources available on CD-ROM and online at DavisPlus when they adopt the text. Among them are an Instructor’s Guide complemented by a computerized test bank, PowerPoint slides with images and clicker questions, an image bank, the podcast “How to Use This Learning Package” which includes Teaching Tips and assessment interactive clinical scenarios. DavisPlus also offers Electronic Resource Kits with learning management systems tools for online courses.
Set of 160 Skills Videos on 3 DVDs
$99.00 (US) $108.95 (CAN)
160 skills performed by real nurses in actual clinical situations prepare students for class and clinical while helping them to evaluate their progress each step of the way. Each skill is presented in a visual and auditory version to enable students to select the approach that works best for them, or mix and match to ensure they understand each step.
Procedure Checklists for Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition
$26.95 (US) $29.95 (CAN)
This is a convenient printed version of the Procedure Checklists available on the Electronic Study Guide on the CD-ROM bound into Volume 1.
Special Money-Saving Packages
Special money-saving Text and Text and Skills Videos packages for Fundamentals of Nursing , 2nd Edition are also available.
Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition is available at bookstores or directly from F.A. Davis. For more information, call 800-323-3555 (US) 800-665-1148 (CAN) or visit http://www.fadavis.com.
About the authors
Judith M. Wilkinson, PhD, ARNP, a noted educator, clinician, and author, earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing, and her master's degree in Nursing and Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing. Her basic nursing degree was an ADN from Johnson County Community College, followed by a BSN from Graceland College. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study nursing ethics, and a Nurses' Educational Fund (Isabel Hamptom Robb) scholarship for her nursing doctoral study.
Dr. Wilkinson's clinical experiences encompass emergency, critical care, med-surg, and obstetric nursing. As an educator, she has taught fundamentals of nursing as well as graduate level courses in theory, research, and health policy and provided consultations and faculty development workshops in the areas of critical thinking, nursing ethics, standardized nursing languages, teaching strategies, testing, evaluation, and curriculum. She has also written, co-authored, and contributed to many nursing texts and clinical references, as well as many journal articles.
Leslie S. Treas, PhD, RN, CNP-PC, NNP-BC, is one of the founders and former Vice-President of Research and Development of Assessment Technologies Institute™, LLC (ATI). She earned her PhD from the University of Kansas in the Educational Psychology and Research Department, focusing on the dual areas of testing and measurement and nursing education. She earned a BSN from Pennsylvania State University and an MSN from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in maternal-child health. She obtained pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner certifications at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, an affiliate of Case Western University and practiced for thirteen years as a neonatal nurse practitioner in the care of sick newborns in the NICU and labor and delivery settings.
At ATI, she directed the design and development of their product testing and educational product line, planning and implementing norming, test validation, and standard-setting studies to support their development of data-driven products, creating tests with sound psychometric properties. Dr. Treas has also conducted clinical and educational research published in peer-reviewed journals of health and education. She also served as Director of Education and Accreditation for AcaMedic Institute™, LLC, a continuing education company serving nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals.
F.A. Davis Company, independent and family owned since 1879, has been publishing titles to meet the needs of generations of health care providers. Today, F.A. Davis carries on that tradition through its catalogue of books and electronic and online products for students, educators, and clinicians in Nursing, Medicine, and the Health Sciences. Its flagship titles, Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, are among the most trusted names in health care publishing.
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