LPN to RN Transitions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,3rd Edition
LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for students to take the next step in their nursing career with all of the essential information they need to pursue their 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 them 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.
- 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.
- FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.
- Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.
- Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience.
- Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues.
- NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam.
- Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation.
- 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