Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing / Edition 7

Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing / Edition 7

by Corrine R. Kurzen
     
 

This text offers LPN/LVN students a basic introduction to the nursing profession, with an emphasis on lifeong learning and career planning. The author's strong belief in the importance of a career in nursing and the value of service to others is woven throughout this easy-to-understand text.

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This text offers LPN/LVN students a basic introduction to the nursing profession, with an emphasis on lifeong learning and career planning. The author's strong belief in the importance of a career in nursing and the value of service to others is woven throughout this easy-to-understand text.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609136925
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/03/2011
Edition description:
Seventh
Pages:
417
Sales rank:
121,850
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Getting Started

1 Adjusting to Student Life 3

2 The Student Nurse as a Person 38

3 Communication Skills 61

4 Education for Nursing 83

5 The NCLEX-PN 104

Unit 2 Understanding Your Profession

6 Nursing From Past to Present 119

7 The Health Care System 140

8 The Health Care Team 166

9 Providing Patient Care 185

Unit 3 Preparing for Successful Practice

10 Ethical Issues in Health Care 223

11 Legally Responsible Nursing Practice 244

12 Leadership and Followership Skills 264

13 Management Skills 280

Unit 4 Moving Forward

14 Beginning Your Nursing Career 303

15 Current Issues and Future Concerns 335

App. A Stress Management Techniques 367

App. B Controlled Substances - Uses and Effects 369

App. C Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases 374

App. D Andrews/Boyle Transcultural Nursing Assessment Guide for Individuals and Families 378

App. E Directory of Nursing and Health-Related Organizations 384

App. F NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse 394

App. G National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies of Graduates of Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs 398

App. H Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Dictionary of Terms 402

Index 405

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