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Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN Moving Ahead in Your Career

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ISBN-10: 140181087X

ISBN-13: 9781401810870

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gena Duncan, Rene DePew

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Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This brand new resource clearly explains how an RN?s roles differ from LPN/VN?s, provides appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.
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Book details

List price: $97.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.880

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was…    

Co-author Rene DePew began her career as an LPN, obtained her BSN, then her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Francis.

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Role Transition
Returning to School
Developing a Positive Attitude
Coping Skills
Developing Basic Skills
Discovering Your Learning Style
Time Management
Study Strategies
Balancing Home, Work, and School
Role Transition
Types of Roles
Role Components
Role Socialization
Role Transition
Role Conflict
The Change Process
LPN and RN Knowledge and Roles
National Nursing Organizations' Definition of Nursing Roles
LPN and RN Roles Compared with the RN Core Components and Competencies
The Nurse as Caregiver
Provider of Care
Caring
Goals of Nursing Practice
Clinical Decision Making and the Nursing Process
Clinical Judgment
Problem Solving
Decision Making
The Nursing Process
Application
Client Teaching
The Nurse as Teacher
Principles of Adult Learning
Interfering Factors
Client Teaching
Application
Communication
Developmental Considerations
Interpersonal Communication
Communication with Clients
Crisis Communication
Communicating as a Team Member
The Nurse as Manager
The Nurse as Leader
Leadership Theories
Leadership Styles
Management Theories
Differences between Leadership and Management
The RN as Leader
The RN as Manager
Managing Client Care
Managing Time on the Clinical Unit
Managing Conflict
Resolving Conflict
Managing Decisions
Managing Resources
Professional Considerations
Nursing Theory as a Basis to Practice Nursing
Major Concepts in Nursing
Scientific Theories Influencing Nursing Theory
Nursing Theory as a Basis for Practice
Relationship of Theory to Practice
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Values and Ethics
Ethical Decision Making
Regulation of Nursing Practice
Legal Issues
Potential Future Ethical Concerns
New NCLEX Question Format
LPN-RN Assessment Skills
IV Therapy Skills
Medication Preparation and Administration Competency for Registered Nurses
American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
The International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics
National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Professional Conduct
National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct
Index