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cover image - Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Binder Ready,10th Edition
ISBN: 9780443111549
Publication Date: 10-31-2022
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $52.99

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Binder Ready, 10th Edition

by Lisa Carroll, PhD, RN and Janyce L. Collier, MSN, RN, CNE

Binder Ready

ISBN: 9780443111549
Publication Date: 10-31-2022
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $52.99

Take your students on an exciting journey to success in LPN/LVN careers! Emphasizing leadership and clinical judgment skills, Success in Practical / Vocational Nursing: From Student to Leader, 10th Edition helps students navigate their way through nursing school, examinations, the job search, and success in professional practice. It describes the building blocks essential to a successful career, such as critical thinking, ethics, effective communication, and an understanding of the LPN’s role in the nursing process. Also useful are review questions preparing students for the NCLEX-PN® examination. Part of a complete curriculum solution for LPN/LVN programs, this text adds new insight into the ways self-empowerment can help students achieve positive outcomes in class and on the job.

    • Basic career information includes the value of the LPN, workforce trends, state regulations governing LPN practice, and insight into safe practice and NCLEX-PN® success.
    • Learning features in each chapter include objectives and key terms with phonetic pronunciations, with definitions in the text and in the glossary.
    • Storytelling narratives at the beginning of specific chapters use real-life scenarios to provide context for the topic.
    • Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN® Examination section at the end of each chapter includes key points, critical thinking scenarios, additional learning resources, and review questions with answers at the back of the book.
    • Test-taking and interview preparation tips prepare students to take the NCLEX-PN Examination and guide you through the job search, applications, and interviews — including electronic resumes.
    • Critical Thinking boxes provide opportunities to practice problem solving.
    • Coordinated Care boxes develop leadership and management skills with hints, tools, and activities.
    • Keep in Mind boxes introduce the underlying theme of each chapter.
    • Professional Pointers boxes give advice on nursing best practices in practice settings.
    • Try This! boxes challenge students to imagine, visualize, and think outside the box.
    • Full-color design makes this text visually appealing and easy to read.
    • References cite evidence-based information and can be found in the back of the book.
    • NEW! Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Examination-style questions are provided at the end of each chapter.
    • NEW! Empowerment boxes introduce tools that can affect positive outcomes in class, clinicals, and professional practice.
    • NEW! Updated content includes delegation, preparing students for leadership positions immediately upon graduation, and the latest on clinical judgment.
    1 Personal Resources of an Adult Learner
    2 Academic Resources (Study Skills and Test Strategies)
    3 Community Resources
    4 How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved: 1836 to the Present
    5 Critical Thinking: A Lifelong Journey
    6 Ethics Applied to Nursing: Personal Versus Professional Ethics
    7 Nursing and the Law: What Are the Rules?
    8 Effective Communication: Health Care Team, Clients, Faculty, and Peers
    9 Assertiveness: Your Responsibility
    10 Cultural Uniqueness, Sensitivity, and Competence
    11 Spiritual Needs, Spiritual Caring, and Religious Differences
    12 The Nursing Process: Your Role
    13 Nursing Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
    14 The Interdisciplinary Health Care Team: The Role of the Practical/Vocational Nurse
    15 Health Care Settings: Continuum of Care
    16 The Health Care System: Financing, Issues, and Trends
    17 Collaboration: Leading and Managing
    18 Workforce Trends: How to Find a First Job You Will Love
    19 Licensure and Regulation: Becoming Licensed and Understanding Your State Nurse Practice Act
  • Lisa Carroll, PhD, RN and Janyce L. Collier, MSN, RN, CNE