Essentials of Nursing Leadership & Management, 2nd edition guides nursing students through leading and managing patient care. Utilizing a conceptual framework, the text discusses concepts of Nursing Leadership and Management. Organized into five units, the text covers the Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, Leadership and Management of the Interdisciplinary Team, Leadership and Management of Patient Centered Care, Quality Improvement of Patient Outcomes, and Leadership and Management of Self and the Future. Each chapter presents a glossary, review questions, review activities, references, and suggested readings. To provide students with practical on-the-job experience the text features nursing case studies, evidence from the literature, interviews, critical thinking exercises, and web activities designed to build students confidence in handling a range of common nursing leadership and management situations.