ISBN: 9781455756193
Page Count: 464
Imprint: Saunders
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Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition

by Signe S. Hill, RN, BSN, MA and Helen Howlett
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455756193
Page Count: 464
Imprint: Saunders
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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.

    • 1-2-3-approach walks you through the steps of what you need to do and how to do it.
    • A separate chapter on critical thinking and plentiful critical thinking exercises encourage you to apply your knowledge to solve problems in both academic and personal situations.
    • Coverage of Medicare helps you understand the costs of managed care, especially in long-term settings for older adults, and how it affects LPN/LVN practice and patients.
    • Keep In Mind boxes prompt you to consider the underlying theme as you read the chapter.
    • New Research and Evidence Based Practice chapter addresses topics commonly encountered in LPN/LVN practice.
    • New technology content helps you understand the role of simulation in nursing education and the proper etiquette for using electronic devices.
    • Content reflects the concepts contained in the most current NCLEX-PN test plan.
    • Professional Pointers throughout the text offer valuable advice on expectations in the professional arena during and after nursing school.
    • Revised chapter on Health Care Systems reflects the implementation of dramatic changes.
    • Updated nutrition and dietary information includes new MyPlate information.
    • The latest protocols from the NAPNES, including student confidentiality, keeps you updated on your national association's practice standards.
    • Revised, updated, and expanded culture content allows you to provide culturally sensitive care.
  • 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)  

  • 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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