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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.
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 Glossary References and Suggested Readings Illustration Credits Index NCLEX-PN® Review Question Answer Key NANDA Nursing Diagnoses (Inside Back Cover)