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Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

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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.
  • 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.
  • Includes updated State Boards of Nursing and Internet Resources Appendixes with the most up-to-date addresses for nursing boards and website addresses for nursing, medical, and health-related information as an all-in-one ready resource for you as you prepare to enter the work world.
  • UNIQUE! Keep In Mind boxes located in each chapter introduce readers to the underlying theme in the chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Evolve Student Resources includes 230 NCLEX Exam-Style Interactive Questions per chapter, with correct response and rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, to encourage self-study and review.
  • UNIQUE! The “Learning During School, for the NCLEX-PN, and Beyond” chapter includes new content on the role of simulation in nursing education and etiquette for electronic device use, such as cell phones and iPods.
  • UNIQUE! The “Personal Health Promotion” chapter helps you provide a positive role model for patients with new content on MyPyramid, the benefits of exercise, personal steps to help prevent hospital-acquired infections, burnout versus stress, and tips for personal safety.
  • UNIQUE! Culture content has been expanded content addressing the growing needs of patient care for special populations and to help students develop cultural sensitivity.
  • Includes the latest protocols from NAPNES regarding standards of practice and educational competencies that LPN/LVN nursing students need to know.
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 for the Organizationally Challenged

Appendix E: Internet Resources

Appendix F: The Howlett Style of Nursing Leadership

Appendix G: Delegation: Concepts and Decision-Making Process (NCSBN) Grow
Signe S. Hill, RN, BSN, MA, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI and Helen Howlett

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