Coverage of The Joint Commission's initiatives and roles in accreditation. Issues from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and magnet status. Discussions on delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel. All of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication, professional ethics, leadership, group theory, teaching/ learning, and multicultural issues. Quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care. Nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing. Data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA. Staffing issues related to safety. Coverage of domestic violence issues.