LPN to RN Transitions - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323401517, 9780323474122

LPN to RN Transitions

4th Edition

Authors: Lora Claywell
eBook ISBN: 9780323474122
eBook ISBN: 9780323473897
Paperback ISBN: 9780323401517
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 14th September 2017
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Description

LPN to RN Transitions, 4th Edition makes it easy for you to take the next step in your nursing career with all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as a registered nurse. This new edition includes practical information on role transition, cultural competency, delegation, classroom study habits, professional writing, and more. Plus, newly-revised chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice!

Key Features

  • Improved organization gives you a clear vision of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to reach the goal of registered nurse.
  • Critical thinking questions give you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.
  • Clear, succinct coverage helps you focus on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice.
  • FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.
  • Additional illustrations create a more engaging reading experience.
  • Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information.
  • Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.
  • Key Terms and Key Points help you learn vocabulary words central to the topic discussed.
  • Learning objectives in each chapter orient you to the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO BEGIN YOUR TRANSITION
1. Honoring Your Past, Planning Your Future
2. Assessing Yourself and Designing Success
3. Study Habits and Test-Taking Skills

UNIT TWO: THE PROFESSION AND DISCIPLINE OF REGISTERED NURSING
4. Distinguishing the RN Role from the LPN/LVN Role
5. Using Nursing Theory to Guide Professional Practice
6. Providing Patient-Centered Care Through the Nursing Process
7 .Critical and Diagnostic Thinking for Better Clinical Judgment

UNIT THREE: THE RN AS PROVIDER OF CARE
8.  Practicing Evidence-Based Decision Making
9.  Communicating with Patients and Co-Workers
10. Teaching Patients and Their Families
11. The Nurses, Ideas, and Forces That Define the Profession
12. Upholding Legal and Ethical Principles
13. Care and Safety Standards, Competence, and Nurse Accountability

UNIT FOUR: THE RN AS MANAGER OF CARE
14. Leading, Delegating, and Collaborating
15. Promoting Healthful Living in the Primary Care Setting
16. Managing Care in Secondary and Tertiary Health Care

UNIT FIVE: LOOK HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME, PREPARING FOR TRANSITIONS TO COME
17. Reflecting on Your Transition
18. Prepare Now to Pass NCLEX-RN®
Appendices:

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323474122
eBook ISBN:
9780323473897
Paperback ISBN:
9780323401517

About the Author

Lora Claywell

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Academic Initiatives, Digital Med, Inc., St. Louis, MO