LPN to RN Transitions Achieving Success in Your New Role

ISBN-10: 1609136918

ISBN-13: 9781609136918

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

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Description: Reentering the rigors of academic life is a monumental decision for any LPN or LVN returning to school, involving both personal and financial investment. This book serves as a guide to assist readers in successfully balancing career, school, and personal life while pursuing educational and professional goals. It leads the reader though a series of interactive exercises and develops a Personal Education Plan. The text supports the reader during this important transition, taking into consideration individual experience, needs, and degree program.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Transition Process
Lifelong Learning: Returning to School
Lifelong Learning in Nursing
The Re-Entry Process: Overcoming Barriers and Fears
Returning to the Student Role: "Returning to School Syndrome"
Diverse Learning Styles
Student Role: Strategies for Success
Conclusion
Role Development and Transition
Definitions
Types of Roles
Role Development
Personal and Adult Development
Professional Role Development
Role Transition
Conclusion
Adapting to Change
Change Defined
Process of Change
Individual and Organizational Change
Factors that Motivate Change
Types of Change
Stages of Planned Change
Effects of Change
Adjusting to Change
Positive Outcomes of Change
Conclusion
Transitions Throughout Nursing's History
Development of Nursing
Professional Nursing Organizations
Evolution of Nursing as a Profession
Qualities of a Professional
Licensure
American Nurses Association's Social Policy Statement
American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International
Standards of Practice
Evolution of Nursing Science
Transitions in Nursing Education
Career Mobility Options
Factors that Have Influenced Trends and Transitions in Nursing
Nursing Informatics and Hipaa
Experiential Wisdom and Evidence-Based Practice
Holistic and Spiritual Care
Nursing Entrepreneurism
Health Care Advocacy and Service Learning
Social Policy and Political Advocacy
Conclusion
Learning at the ADN Level
Adult Learning Theory
Practical/Vocational and Associate Degree Nursing Education: a Comparison
Learning Strategies for Success
Transition Needs Unique to the LPN/LVN-To-ADN Student
Differentiating ADN Student and LPN/LVN Practice Roles
Conclusion
Individualizing a Plan for Role Transition
Assessing Preparedness for the Student Role
Assessing Learning Style
The Reflective Process: Assessing Adult Learner Uniqueness
Assessing Prior Learning: Standardized and Nonstandardized Tests
Instructor-Student Partnership
Conclusion
Test Success for the LPN: Challenge of NCLEX-RN Questions
Development of the NCLEX-RN
Main Categories of the NCLEX-RN Blueprint
Test Lingo: Key Components to a Test
Bloom's Taxonomy and Level of Difficulty
How the NCLEX-RN Differs from the NCLEX-PN
Alternate Item Formats
Preparation for a NCLEX-RN Style Exam
Immediately Before the Exam
After the Exam
Conclusion
Core Competencies For Professional Nursing Practice
Practicing Within Regulatory Frameworks
Regulations, Policies, and Standards
Nurse Practice Acts
Directed, Autonomous, and Collaborative Nursing Practice
Mechanisms for Identifying Differences in Knowledge and Roles
National Council Licensure Examinations
Practical/Vocational Nursing Roles and Competencies
Associate Degree Nursing Roles and Competencies
Licensed Practical/Vocational Versus Registered Nurse Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Conclusion
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing
The Need for Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking in Nursing
Critical Thinking Defined
Critical Thinking Versus Feeling
Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking
Modes of Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking and the Teaching-Learning Process
Conclusion
Role Concepts Essential for RN Practice
Provider of Care
The Nursing Process: Assessment and Caring Interventions
From Licensed Practical Nurse to Professional Nursing Practice
An Historical Overview of the Nursing Process
The Nursing Process: Overview and Steps
Conclusion
The Nurse as Communicator
Effective Communication
Basic Communication Revisited
Two Forms of Communication: Nonverbal and Verbal
Process Recordings
Therapeutic Communication
Competence in Communication Across the Life Span
Communication as a Team Member in the Health Care Setting
Conclusion
The Nurse as Teacher
The Challenge of Client Education
Teaching and Learning Defined
Teaching-Learning Process: Principles of Teaching
Teaching Interventions
Steps in the Teaching-Learning Process
Documentation of Client Teaching
Clinical Applications of the Teaching-Learning Process
Conclusion
Manager of Care
Managing Unique Client Care
Understanding Uniqueness
Definitions
Self-Assessment
The Client as a Member of a Cultural Group
The Client as a Social Being
The Client as a Sexual Being
The Client as a Spiritual Being
Nursing Care Planning
Conclusion
Managing Time, Conflict, and the Nursing Environment
Managing Time
Making Decisions
Managing Resources
Conclusion
Member of the Discipline of Nursing
Professional Responsibilities
Modeling and Valuing Nursing
Professional Growth
Standards of Nursing Practice
Nursing Research
Professional Stewardship and the Advancement of Nursing
Client Advocacy
Legal and Ethical Practice
Conclusion
Legal Accountability
Legal Considerations
Sources of Law
Classifications of Law
Accountability
Liability, Negligence, and Malpractice
Risk Management
Legally Sensitive Areas that Affect Nursing Practice
Confidentiality and the Right to Privacy
Defamation
Conclusion
Ethical Issues
Ethics and History
Ethical Dilemmas
Nursing Ethics
Ethical Theories
Factors that Influence Decision Making
Ethical Decision Making
Conclusion
Answers to "NCLEX-RN Might Ask" Questions
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011
Index
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