Anderson's Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN in Nursing School and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0803629605

ISBN-13: 9780803629608

Edition: 5th 2014 (Revised)

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Be prepared to care for patients and to handle the growing workload you ll encounter in the diverse settings in which LPN/LVNs practice.Mary Ann Anderson s trademark, easy-to-read, writing style teaches you the information you need to successfully transition from student to LPN/LVN. It presents the basic information on the skills and knowledge you need to fulfill the leadership and management roles, with an emphasis on the humanistic aspects of caring.Plus, a wealth of activities online at DavisPlus, including case studies and interactive exercises make learning easier.
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List price: $48.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 5/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Nursing Profession in Today's Healthcare Environment
Historical Perspective and Current Trends
The Beginning of Nursing
Dark Ages and Introduction of Christianity
Renaissance Period
Era of Industrialization
Healthcare in the United States
The Beginning of Modern Nursing
History of the Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse
Current Trends and Issues
Caring as a Personal and Professional Behavior
What Is Caring?
Applying Caring Theory in Your Personal Life
Understanding Nursing Models
Applying Caring Theory in Your Professional Life
Setting Priorities Using Transpersonal Caring
Caring for Family and Significant Others
Caring Includes Everyone
Personal Motivation
Understanding the Changing Roles in Nursing
Paradigm Thinking Defined
Critical Thinking Concepts
Theoretical Frameworks for Management
Basic Principle of Patient Advocacy
Healthcare Environment
Healthcare Systems
Roles and Tasks of the Licensed Practical Nurse in the Healthcare System
Healthcare Agencies
Nursing and Informatics
Looking at the Past
Looking at Today
Nursing Informatics
From Student to Nurse
Fulfill Your Role as a Student
Knowing Yourself and Understanding Nurses Ways of Knowing
Learning in the Classroom
You as a Student in the Clinical Area
Communication in the Clinical Setting
Successful Study Strategies
Understanding Test Questions
Managing Test Anxiety
Writing Successful Papers
The Importance of Critical Thinking
What Is Critical Thinking?
Thorough Thinking
Thorough or Critical Thinking as Applied to Science
Thorough or Critical Thinking as Applied to Nursing
Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
Entry Into Practice
Nurse Practice Act
Finding the Perfect Job
Other Strategies
Employment Process
Employer Expectations
Application Process
Preparing for the Interview
Letter of Termination
Leadership and Management as a Professional Concept
Leadership Versus Management
Historical Overview of Nursing Leadership and Management Roles
Where Is the Licensed Practical Nurse in This Historical Picture?
Leadership Styles
What Type of Leader Are You?
Communication Skills in Leadership and Management
Communication in the Academic Setting
Communication in the Clinical Setting
Failed Communication
Assertive Communication
Other Forms of Communication
Considering Culture
What Is Culture?
Population Mosaic of the United States
Personal Cultural Awareness
How to Develop Culturally Competent Care
Barriers to Cultural Competency
Common Ethnic Groups in the United States
Cultural Assessment
Nurse Managers and Culture
Understanding Benefits of Change
What Is Change?
Effective Decision Making During Change Process
Kurt Lewin's Change Theory
Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse as Change Agent
Final Thoughts
Setting Meaningful Priorities
Setting Personal Priorities
Application of Maslow's and Watson's Theories
Priority Setting in the Clinical Arena Requires Teamwork
Need for Priority Setting
It Starts With the Ability to Make Good Decisions
Welcome to Conflict
How Conflict Occurs
Truth About Conflict
Causes of Conflict
Role of Licensed Practical Nurses
Transactional Approach to Conflict Management
Other Important Skills
Dealing with Chaos
Understanding the Changes
Understanding Newtonian Physics or the Scientific Age
Understanding Quantum Physics or the New Science
Chaos Theory
Strange Attractor
Are You Ready?
Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
Personal Values
Understanding Ethics
Legal Issues
Nurse Practice Act
Understanding the Law
Legal Issues Specific to Nursing
Informed Consent
Understanding Use of Power
What Is Power?
Types of Power
Power and the Role of Licensed Practical Nurses
Positive and Negative Uses of Power
Motivating Employees
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Revisited
Oppressed Group Behavior
Theories of Motivation
Creating a Motivating Environment
Team Building
Understanding Characteristics of a Team
Stages of Team Development
Group Norms
Understanding the Value of Team Concepts
Making Assignments, Coaching, and Analyzing Performance
Leader, Manager, or Both
Making Assignments
Sharing Information With Staff Members
Performance Analysis
Appendix. Grammar
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