Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

By

  • Signe Hill, RN, BSN, MA, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI
  • Helen Howlett, RN, BSN, MS, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

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Using an engaging, interactive, 1-2-3 approach, this text helps you develop problem-solving skills that will be useful throughout your nursing career. Active participation and application of critical thinking are utilized through questions, quizzes, and self-assessments to provide you with practical and efficient aids to learning. You will also discover learning strategies, tips on taking the NCLEX-PN®, guidance on the job search, and an in-depth discussion of supervision, delegation, assignment of tasks, and the distinctions among them. An LPN Threads Series title.

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Book information

  • Published: January 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3602-7


Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: PASSING THE NCLEX-PN®

Chapter1 The Adult Learner and the Practical/Vocational Nursing Program

Chapter 2 Developing a Successful Learning Style

Chapter 3 Time Management: Using a Limited Resource Wisely

Chapter 4 Methods and Skills Used in Learning

Chapter 5 Learning During School, for the NCLEX-PN®, and Beyond

Chapter 6 Critical Thinking and Patient Care


UNIT TWO: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR YOUR CAREER

Chapter 7 How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved

Chapter 8 Nursing Process: Your Role

Chapter 9 Straightforward Communication

Chapter10 Personal Health Promotion


UNIT THREE: PATIENTS AND CO-WORKERS

CHAPTER 11 THE HEALTH CARE TEAM

CHAPTER 12 CULTURAL UNIQUENESS, SENSITIVITY, AND COMPETENCE

Chapter 13 Spiritual Needs, Spiritual Caring, and Religious Differences


UNIT FOUR: LEADING AND MANAGING OTHERS

Chapter 14 Assertiveness: Your Responsibility

Chapter 15 Leadership Skills

Chapter 16 LPN/LVN Charge Nurse Skills: Management, Including Assignment and Delegation


UNIT 5: HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT: BASIC ELEMENTS

Chapter 17 Health Care Settings

Chapter 18 Health Care System: Financing, Issues, and Trends

Chapter 19 Ethics Applied to Nursing

Chapter 20 Nursing and the Law


UNIT 6: END AND A NEW BEGINNING

Chapter 21 Finding a Job

Chapter 22 The NCLEX-PN® Examination

Chapter 23 How to Make Your Career Grow


Appendix A: State Boards of Nursing

Appendix B: NAPNES Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies of Graduates of Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs

Appendix C: NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Appendix D: Learning Exercises for the Organizationally Challenged

Appendix E: Internet Resources

Appendix F: The Howlett Style of Nursing Leadership

Appendix G: Delegation: Concepts and Decision-Making Process (NCSBN) Grow