LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition

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LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition


LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for 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 classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, 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!

    • Clear, succinct coverage focuses your attention on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice.
    • Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.
    • FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.
    • Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you master vocabulary words central to the topic discussed.
    • Learning objectives in each chapter touch on the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum.
      • NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam.
      • Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues.
      • Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation.
      • Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience.
      • Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information.
      • Improved organization in each chapter gives you a clear picture of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to become a registered nurse.
      • Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.

      Unit One: Success in the Classroom

      1. Honoring Your Past, Planning Your Future

      2. Managing Time and Designing Personal Success

      3. Classroom Study Habits that Work

      4. Reviewing Basic Math Review for Medication Calculations

      5. Passing NCLEX® NEW!

      Unit Two: The Profession and Discipline of Registered Nursing

      6. Distinguishing the RN Role from the LPN/LVN Role

      7. The Nurses, Ideas, and Forces that Define the Profession

      8. Upholding Ethical and Legal Principles

      9. Care and Safety Standards, Competence, and Nurse Accountability

      Unit Three: The RN as Provider of Care

      10. Using Nursing Theory to Guide Professional Practice

      11. Providing Patient-Centered Care Through the Nursing Process

      12. Critical and Diagnostic Thinking for Better Clinical Judgment

      13. Practicing Evidence-Based Decision-making

      14. Communicating with Patients and Coworkers

      15. Teaching Patients and Their Families

      Unit Four: The RN as Manager of Care

      16. Leading, Delegating, and Collaborating

      17. Promoting Healthful Living in the Primary Care Setting

      18. Managing Patient Care in Secondary and Tertiary Settings

      Unit Five:  Putting It All Together

      19. Reflecting on Your Transition

      Appendix A: Answers to Math Practice Problem

      Appendix B: A Patient’s Bill of Rights

      Appendix C: NANDA Nursing Diagnoses

      Lora Claywell, MSN, RN, Director of Academic Initiatives, Digital Med, Inc., St. Louis, MO


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