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Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing

From Student to Leader

Part of the LPN Threads series, Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing: From Student to Leader, 7th Edition helps you develop the practical knowledge and problem-solving skills you need for a successful career as an LPN/LVN. This edition features up-to-date content that is logically organized with concepts that build on each other as you progress through the material.


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-5620-9


  • UNIT 1: The Adult Learner and the Practical/Vocational Nursing Program
    1. The Adult Learner: Hints to Succeed
    2. Time Management: Making Time Work For You  
    3. Learning Methods and Skills: How Do You Learn?
    4. Using Your Methods and Skills: Studying and Testing
    5. Learning During School: Using Available Resources
    6. Personal Health Promotion: A Role Model for Patients
    UNIT 2: Building Blocks for Your Career
    7. How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved: 1836 to Present
    8. Critical Thinking: A Lifelong Journey 
    9. Nursing Process: Your Role
    10. Nursing Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
    11. Ethics Applied to Nursing: Personal vs. Professional Ethics
    12. Nursing and the Law: What are the Rules?
    UNIT 3: Patients and Coworkers
    13. Straightforward Communication: Instructors, Coworkers, and Patients
    14. Assertiveness: Your Responsibility
    15. The Health Care Team: Where the Practical/Vocational Nurse Fits In
    16. Cultural Uniqueness Sensitivity and Competence
    17. Spiritual Needs: Spiritual Caring and Religious Differences
    UNIT 4: Health Care Environment
    18. Health Care Settings: Potential Job Sites 
    19. Health Care Systems: Financing Issues and Trends
    UNIT 5: Leading and Managing Others
    20. Leadership Skills
    21. LPN/LVN Charge Nurse Skills: Management Including Assignment and Delegation
    UNIT 6: End and a New Beginning
    22. Finding a Job: What Works, and What Doesn’t
    23. NCLEX-PN Examination
    24. Future Career Decisions: Choosing What is Right For You
    Appendix A: NAPNES Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies for Graduates of Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs
    Appendix B: NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
    References and Suggested Readings
    Illustration Credits
    NCLEX-PN® Review Question Answer Key
    NANDA Nursing Diagnoses (Inside Back Cover)


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