Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - 6th Edition

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing

6th Edition

From Student to Leader

Authors: Signe Hill Helen Howlett
Imprint: Saunders

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

Description

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.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! 1-2-3 approach in a clear, simple, engaging writing style instructs you in what you need to do and how to do it.
  • UNIQUE! Learning Exercises challenge you to imagine, visualize, and think outside the box.
  • UNIQUE! Leadership Activities provide exercises to practice and develop leadership skills and Leadership Hints provide helpful pointers to follow and remember when in various leadership situations.
  • UNIQUE! Management Tools and Management Hints provide practical instructions, resources, and tips to use when in a management situation.
  • UNIQUE! Offers time-management tips to help prioritize.
  • Integrates wellness and personal care throughout the text, including information and coping skills for stress management and burnout, nutrition and exercise, the impaired nurse, and co-dependency.
  • Includes separate chapters on “Ethics Apply to Nursing” and “Nursing and the Law” that address pertinent legal and ethical issues that directly and indirectly affect LPN/LVNs.
  • Features information on Medicare and the many changes that affect health care, including health care settings, medication coverage, and the costs of managed care.
  • Includes a separate chapter on learning strategies for the adult student and updated approaches for traditional and returning students.
  • A separate chapter on critical thinking and many critical thinking exercises promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in both academic and personal situations.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781416064381

About the Authors

Signe Hill Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

Helen Howlett Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI