Be prepared for the rapidly changing world of nursing! The thoroughly revised and updated 6th Edition of this popular text examines the issues and trends that are shaping the profession...now and in the future. The author explores the evolution and history, and examines the impact of reform, the legal system, and politics. New information and updates are posted online annually to keep you current. It features a new chapter, Incivility: The Antithesis of Caring. It includes new content on QSEN, SBAR, health care reform, and Six Sigma. It updates and revises content on role development, organ transplants, home health and disaster and bioterrorism. It provides updated information on the latest changes to the NCLEX exam. NCLEX coverage appears in two chapters-the first gives an overview of smart test-taking tips and the other focuses specifically on the NCLEX. "Reality Shock in the Workplace" offers practical information on preparing a professional resume that gets results fine tuning interviewing skills and preparing a portfolio * Specific chapters cover nursing research and evidence-based practice. "The Growth of Nursing" discusses new clinical nurse leader concept, advanced practice nursing, and developing specialties like forensic and travel nursing. "Writing pads" provide spaces to answer the questions in the "What do you think?" boxes. It is suitable for Nursing Leadership/Management.