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Nursing Leadership and Management, 3rd Edition

  • Patricia Kelly
  • Heather Quesnelle
  • ISBN-10: 0176570446
  • ISBN-13: 9780176570446
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2009, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Nursing Leadership and Management, Third Canadian Edition, is designed to help students and beginning nurses develop the knowledge and skills to lead and manage nursing care delivery in the 21st century. The nursing shortage and fiscal realities are pressuring health care organizations to require nurses to do more with less and to adapt quickly to change. Recommendations for the health care profession highlight the need for nurses to be educated in a broader way, including education in the areas of interprofessional teamwork, integration, population-based health care, evidence-based practice, informatics, ethics, quality improvement, culture, spirituality, and change, to name just a few. This text addresses many of these topics, along with others, to prepare the beginning nurse leader and manager to successfully function in the modern health care system.


  • This text is written by contributors who are nursing teachers as well as clinical specialists from across Canada, providing a complete view of nursing leadership and management in Canada in the 21st century.

  • Each chapter includes several pedagogical features that provide the reader with a consistent format for learning and an assortment of resources for understanding and applying the knowledge presented.

  • An opening quote by a nursing or health care theorist provides a professional perspective on the chapter’s topic.

  • Interviews with staff nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing managers and leaders, nursing administrators, nursing risk managers, nursing faculty, doctors, clients, and a hospital administrator are presented throughout the chapters to illustrate various points of view.

  • Critical Thinking sections encourage serious consideration and personal reflection on important topics.

  • Review questions and activities encourage students to think critically by applying chapter content to real-world situations and reinforcing key leadership and management skills.

About the Author

Patricia Kelly

Patricia Kelly is Professor Emerita at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, where she served as Faculty and as Program Coordinator for the Associate Degree Nursing Program . She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from DePaul University and a Master's Degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She has taught Quality Improvement conferences for the Joint Commission and was the Director of Quality Improvement at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She has also edited and authored ten editions of textbooks on Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Delegation, and on the six Quality and Safety Education in Nursing(QSEN) elements , as well as authoring several nursing journal articles. She volunteers in a Level I Trauma Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, has volunteered on health care trips to Nicaragua, and has been a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer. For most of her nursing career, she has worked part time as a staff nurse in an emergency department, as well as working full time as Nursing Education Faculty at Wesley-Passavant School of Nursing, Chicago State University, and Purdue University.

Table of Contents

Unit One: Introduction
Chapter 1: Canada’s Health Care Environment
Chapter 2: Basic Clinical Health Care Economics

Unit Two: A New Health Care Model
Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 4: Nursing and Health Care Informatics
Chapter 5: Population-Based Health Care Practice
Chapter 6: Personal and Interprofessional Communication
Chapter 7: Politics and Consumer Partnerships

Unit Three: Planning Care
Chapter 8: Nursing Leadership and Management
Chapter 9: Current Issues and Trends
Chapter 10: Effective Team Building
Chapter 11: Budget Concepts for Client Care
Chapter 12: Effective Staffing
Chapter 13: Delegation of Nursing Care

Unit Four: Managing Care
Chapter 14: Strategic Planning and Organizing Client Care
Chapter 15: Change, Innovation and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 16: Power

Unit Five: Evaluation
Chapter 17: Managing Performance and Outcomes Using an Organizational Quality Improvement Model
Chapter 18: Decision Making

Unit Six: Other Professional Considerations
Chapter 19: Legal Aspects of Client Care
Chapter 20: Spirituality and the Profession of Nursing
Chapter 21: Ethics and the Profession of Nursing
Chapter 22: Collective Bargaining

Unit Seven: Preparation for Entry-Level Nursing Practice
Chapter 23: Career Planning and Development: Creating Your Path to the Future

New to this edition

  • A new chapter, Current Issues and Trends (Chapter 9), provides a beginning exploration into the current issues, trends, and terminology encountered in today's health care environment.
  • The NETA Test Bank is available in a new, cloud-based platform. Nelson Testing Powered by Cognero® is a secure online testing system that allows instructors to author, edit, and manage test bank content from anywhere Internet access is available.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Only Instructor's Resources to accompany Nursing Leadership and Management, Third Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176705384 | ISBN-13: 9780176705381)

Student Supplements

eBook: Nursing Leadership and Management  (ISBN-10: 0176753141 | ISBN-13: 9780176753146)