Now in a full color, visually improved design, Leddy & Pepper's Professional Nursing, 9th Edition provides an easy to read, highly practical, broad overview of the nursing profession, addressing philosophical, developmental, sociocultural, environmental, political, health care delivery, and leadership issues vital for career enhancement. The author covers professional nursing roles and client care issues and presents strategies to deal with the emotional and ethical dimensions of professional practice. Appealing to today's learners, this edition features videos and interactive resources in the accompanying ancillary package. For online or hybrid, this textbook is also integrated into Lippincott RN to BSN Online. Lippincott RN to BSN Online, a full curriculum online course solution aligned to the guiding nursing curriculum standards The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Competencies, uniquely features self-paced multimedia modules that foster experiential, active learning. KEY FEATURES - Real-life Reflections - poses a real life situation related to information contained in each chapterCapture interest and hopefully connect the content to RN work experiencesStart of chapter just following the key terms & concepts and learning outcomes -Professional Building Blocks - Blocks of content key elements to -consider in clinical practiceApply theory to practiceScattered -throughout the text and placed appropriately in the body of a chapter. (See 8th ed.) -Learning, Knowing & Growing - Boxes of content for self-assessmentGive learners the opportunity for self-assessment and determine if there are any ways to improve professional performance or provides key strategies for developing a specific skill (e.g. Lobbying)Scattered throughout the text and placed appropriately in the body of a chapter. (See 8th ed.) -Concepts in Practice - Content boxes providing an example of how chapter content can be used in clinical practiceProvide readers with an example of how to use concepts and theory in professional practice. Scattered throughout the text and placed appropriately in the body of a chapter. (See 8th ed.) -Focus on Research - Block of content highlighting a research study, its findings and how to incorporate findings into professional practice Development of evidence-based practice using research findings Scattered throughout the text and placed appropriately in the body of a chapter. (See 8th ed.) - Professional Prototypes - Boxes of content offering suggestions or actual documents for use in professional practice Provide readers with specific guidelines of how to implement and use concepts to improve professional practice Scattered throughout the text and placed appropriately in the body of a chapter. (See 8th ed.) NEW Nurse As Author - Brief writing assignment based on chapter content for short written assignments or discussion board postings Development of professional writing skills.