Your students need to begin thinking like nurses from the moment they walk into your program. Authors Judith Wilkinson and Karen Van Leuven help them with a fresh new approach to teaching Fundamentals of Nursing with their innovative two-volume presentation. Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and Applications Toward Thinking Like a NurseTheories on learning have shown that students learn better if they can see how the content will be useful to them. They understand better when presented with something concrete in addition to tackling the abstract definitions and theory. Volume 1 emphasizes the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge to encourage each of your students to think like a nurse. This approach allows you to emphasize either theory or practice as it suits you and your students.Each chapter starts with Learning Outcomes - a checklist of what your students should know once they've completed the chapter.Meet Your Patient, also at the opening of each chapter, introduces your students to the patient they will follow and whose experiences illustrate the principles presented throughout the chapter, thus capturing their interest with real-life scenarios.Chapters are divided into two sections. Theoretical Knowledge - Knowing Why and Practical Knowledge - Knowing How reflect how information is communicated in real life and enable your students to focus on just the "why" or the "how." This is where the text's conversational tone is truly evident - the authors sound as if they are talking to your students rather than lecturing them. Headings (often phrased as questions that highlight students' concerns about the information), bulleted lists, boxes, and figures break up the text and make it more visually engaging.Care Plans are diagramed for visual learning as Care Maps. Links That Help Your Students Think Like NursesThe didactic material that you'll cover in your classroom is contained in Volume 1: Theory, Concepts and Applications. The content of this volume is systematically linked to Volume 2: Thinking and Doing in which the critical thinking introduced in Volume 1 continues to be applied, this time to a single unifying case study, to chapter content, and to the clinical procedures that are the core of Volume 2. Icons meticulously incorporated throughout the text indicate cross references between the "theory, concepts, and applications" in Volume 1 and the "thinking and doing" in Volume 2.Critical Thinking questions ask your students to apply what they've just learned to the patient introduced earlier in the chapter, to a new patient, or to their own lives.Chapters include Knowledge Checks, questions designed to allow your students to check their recall of the material they've just read and that are cross referenced to the corresponding answers on the Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM. Toward Evidence Based Practice boxes describe important research that applies to the topic at hand and ask your students to consider higher cognitive level questions about the study or studies. Suggested responses appear on the Electronic Study Guide.Includes care plans in both conventional and concept mapping formats that incorporate NIC and NOC as well as NANDA.Boxes that focus on Home Care, Teaching for Self Care, Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM), and Critical Aspects of Procedures link Volume 1 with the full-scale procedures presented in Volume 2. Volume 2: Thinking and DoingToward Performing Like a NurseEverything your students need for learning procedures in clinical or skills lab is in Volume 2. This is incredibly convenient for your students because there is no need to carry the didactic material in Volume 1 to the lab or to carry the applications-based content in Volume 2 to lecture-type classes. Nor will your students have to wade through the text-heavy content, boxes, and tables to follow the "think and do" procedures in the lab as presented in other Fundamentals texts. Electronic Study GWilkinson, Judith M. is the author of 'Fundamentals of Nursing', published 2007 under ISBN 9780803614710 and ISBN 0803614713.