Online Companion: Fundamentals of Nursing Standards and Practice 2E

Chapter Objectives

After reading Chapter 3, the student should be ready to
• Identify the two levels of entry into nursing practice in the USA
• Describe the educational programs that available to the student of nursing
• Discuss the important themes in the demographics and educational level of nurses
• Contrast the goals of staff development and continuing education for nurses
• Explain the findings of the PEW Health Professions Commission as they relate to the future of nursing and nursing education
• Describe the scope of competencies needed for nursing practice
• Discuss the critical issues facing nursing education in the 21st century
• Discuss how nursing research relates to nursing practice
• Describe the research process and how it is applied in the discipline of nursing
• Define the nursing roles and client rights in the research process