All resources in OER Nursing Essentials (ONE) Project

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

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Overview: This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Mental Health and Community Concepts course (543-110), the NCLEX-RN Test Plan, 1 and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Education Council’s Crosswalk Toolkit: Defining and Using Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Education. 2 Mental health and community health concepts are discussed while emphasizing stress management techniques, healthy coping strategies, referrals to community resources, and other preventative interventions. Nursing care for individuals with specific mental health and substance use disorders is examined, and the nurse’s role in community health needs assessments and caring for vulnerable populations is introduced. The e-book is free and can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF or other formats for offline use. Affordable print versions are also published in collaboration with XanEdu and are available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

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Authors: Elizabeth Christman, •Kimberly Ernstmeyer, Open Resources For Nursing Open Rn, Wisconsin Technical College System

Nursing Fundamentals – Simple Book Publishing

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This Nursing Fundamentals textbook is an open educational resource developed for entry-level nursing students. This book introduces the entry-level nursing student to the scope of nursing practice, various communication techniques, and caring for diverse patients. The nursing process is used as a framework for providing patient care based on the following nursing concepts: safety, oxygenation, comfort, spiritual well-being, grief and loss, sleep and rest, mobility, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and elimination. Care for patients with integumentary disorders and cognitive or sensory impairments is also discussed. Learning activities have been incorporated into each chapter to encourage students to use critical thinking while applying content to patient care situations. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Fundamentals course (543-101), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan,[1] the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan,[2] and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.[3] The project is supported by a $2.5 million Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN) grant from the Department of Education and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Authors: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Open Resources For Nursing Open Rn

Nursing Skills – Simple Book Publishing

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This open access Nursing Skills textbook includes physical assessments routinely performed by entry-level registered nurses[1], [2], [3] and basic nursing skills performed by licensed practical nurses.[4] It is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Skills course (543-102), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan,[5] the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan,[6] and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.[7] Learning activities are included to encourage the student to engage in critical thinking and apply the nursing process while analyzing assessment findings. The project is supported by a $2.5 million Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN) grant from the Department of Education and is licensed under CC-BY 4.0 creative commons license. This free book is available online and can also be downloaded in multiple formats for offline use. The online version is required for interaction with the adaptive learning activities included in each chapter. The following video provides a quick overview of how to navigate the online version. https://cvtc.instructuremedia.com/embed/37638eb8-1690-41e0-bb5b-127b8e3d8977

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Chippewa Valley Technical College

Nursing Pharmacology

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This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. This textbook is aligned with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Pharmacology course (543-103). The project is supported by a $2.5 million Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN) grant from the Department of Education and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This book is available for download in multiple formats, but the online version is required for interaction with the adaptive learning activities included in each chapter.

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Exploring the U.S. Healthcare System

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This open educational resource (OER) introduces students to foundational characteristics of the U.S. healthcare system. This book is an adaptation of Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System by Thomas A. Clobes with revisions and additions in text for clarification and flow. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and in the spirit of OPEN education we have licensed this OER with the same license. It is also adapted with permission from United States: Health system review 2020 by Thomas Rice, Pauline Rosenau, Lynn Y. Unruh, and Andrew J. Barnes.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Karen Valaitis

Social Determinants of Health in Nursing Education: Integrating Into Curriculum and Practice

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This workbook was established with nurse educators and nursing students in mind to provide knowledge, guidance, and support for integrating social determinants of health (SDOH) across the nursing education spectrum. Contents from this workbook are applicable to pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs, RN-to-BSN programs, and graduate education.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Textbook

Authors: Dawn M. Bowker, Karla S. Kerkove