ISBN: 9781416069829
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $43.95

LPN to RN Transitions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Lora Claywell, MSN, RN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781416069829
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $43.95
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With all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as an RN, LPN to RN Transitions, 2nd Edition makes it easy to take the next step in your nursing career. This edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice. Plus, seven new chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource!
    • Past, Present and Future: Assessing Your Accomplishments chapter introduces topics covered throughout the book.
    • FYI boxes ensure you get the most from each chapter by highlighting important information.
    • Exercises test your knowledge of each chapter’s content to help you learn and retain information.
    • Critical Thinking Questions help you apply knowledge from the book to real-life situations and sharpen your critical thinking skills for clinical practice.
    • UNIQUE! Seven new chapters including: Basic Math Review: Preparing for Medication Calculations; Understanding the Nursing Process; Evidence Based Practice; Writing Professionally; Educational Pathways and Expanded Roles; Nursing Theory: Guiding Professional Practice; and Ethical and Legal Considerations.
  • Part One: Transitioning to the Student Role

    Section 1: Understanding Yourself

    1. Past, Present, and Future: Assessing Your Accomplishments

    2. Identifying Individual Tools

    3. Personal Empowerment Skills

    Section 2: Becoming a Successful Student

    4. Classroom Study Habits That Work

    5. Arranging and Accessing Support for Your Professional Move

    6. Basic Math Review: Preparing for Medication Calculations – NEW!

    7. Writing Professionally – NEW!

    Part Two: Transitioning to the Registered Nurse Role

    Section 3: Understanding the Difference Between LPN and RN

    8. Role Transition

    9. Nursing: Past and Present Influences

    10. Educational Pathways and Expanded Roles – NEW!

    Part Three: The RN as Provider of Care

    Section 4: Foundational Concepts

    11. Nursing Theory: Guiding Professional Practice – NEW!

    12. Understanding the Nursing Process – NEW!

    13. Thinking and Judgment

    Section 5: Incorporating Knowledge Into Practice

    14. Knowledge and Skill Acquisition

    15. Evidence-Based Practice – NEW!

    Section 6: Essential Functions

    16. The RN as a Communicator

    17. The RN as a Teacher

    Part Four: The RN as Manager of Care

    Section 7: Managing the Consumer in the Health-Illness Continuum

    18. The RN as a Manager of Care

    19. Primary Health Care: Factors Influencing Health Promotion

    20. Managing Care in Secondary and Tertiary Health Care

    Part Five: The RN as Member of the Discipline

    Section 8: Implementing the Member of the Discipline Role

    21. The RN as Researcher

    22. Ethical and Legal Considerations – NEW!

    23. Putting It All Together

    Appendix A: Math Practice Problem Answers

    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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