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

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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.

Book, 544 Pages

Published: January 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3602-7

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

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