Transitioning from RN to MSN

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Transitioning from RN to MSN

SKU# 9780826137968

Principles of Professional Role Development

Author: Brenda Scott DNP, RN, NHDP-BC, Mindy Thompson DNP, RN, CNE


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“This book gives every nurse or potential nurse a picture of possibility and a vision for a satisfying and sustainable career.”-Jan Jones-Schenk, DHSc, RN, NE-BC

From the Foreword

Written and designed for for RN to MSN students, Transitioning from RN to MSN focuses on the multitude of Masters’ prepared roles available to a transitioning student, both as a nurse practitioner and beyond. This text delves into the role of MSNs as change managers in whatever role they pursue. Nursing is a diverse, intellectually challenging, socially relevant, and personally gratifying career, but for new MSNs, the sheer number of specialties in settings ranging from hospitals to clinics to homes, can be overwhelming.

Transitioning from RN to MSN examines both direct care roles (e.g. Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator) indirect care roles (e.g. Public Health Nurse, Informaticist, Clinical Researcher, Coordinator, Nurse Administrator), and also covers new emerging areas. Step-by-step, chapters address the key concepts of role transition including preparation for a particular role, ethical practice, theory application, quality control, and terminal degree options. Each career discussion features required competencies and information new MSNs will find invaluable, all within a consistent format to aid comparison. Chapter objectives, critical-thinking questions, and plentiful case studies engage students with the information presented and facilitate comprehension.

Key Features:

  • Written specifically as a core text for required course in RN to MSN program
  • Addresses in depth the requisite competencies for role transition
  • Incorporates AACN, NLN, IOM, and QSEN competencies throughout
  • Describes a great variety of MSN role options in addition to APN
  • Includes chapter objectives, abundant case studies and critical thinking questions
  • Provides Instructor Guide, lesson plans, and suggested learning activities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 28, 2018
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826137968