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LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook
Mapping Success: Core Concepts and Essential Skills
Nancy Brown, Sandra M. Boyd, B. Gayle Twiname An essential guide throughout your nursing education
and a practical resource as a practicing professional!

A "must-have" resource for professional practical or vocational nursing students, the LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook is the answer when it comes to nursing questions - such as "What does this mean? Why do I have to know that?...". An engaging, reader-friendly writing style simplifies difficult concepts, maps out core concepts and essential issues and presents them in a clear, concise manner.

  • Features:
  • FREE flash-card maker allows for quick, proven review
  • FREE audio glossary hones pronunciation skills
  • Comprehensive coverage of behavioral competencies, clinical competencies, contemporary issues and leadership and management skills
  • Self-checks and case studies
  • Companion Website with hyperlinks to keep you current
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130941824
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents


Learning Skills.
1. Recognizing Your Learning Style. 2. Time Management. 3. Study and Test-taking Skills. 4. Writing a Paper.
Using Resources Effectively.
5. Printed Resources. 6. Computers. 7. Consumer Groups and Health Information.
Special Performance Issues.
8. Legal Considerations. 9. Risk Management.


10. Communication.

11. Documentation.

12. Patient Teaching.

13. Critical Thinking.

14. Nursing Process and Clinical Pathways.


15. Stress.

16. Pain.

17. Rehabilitation.

18. Ageism.

19. Sexuality.

20. Culture.

21. Spirituality.

22. Death and Dying.


23. Medication Issues and Drug Calculations.

24. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies.

25. ECG.

26. Nutrition.

27. Infection Control.

28. Endocrine Highlights.

29. Highlights of Fluids, Electrolytes, and IV Infusion.

30. Basics of ABG's.


Requirements for Professional Practice.
31. Passing the NCLEX-PN.32. Job-seeking Skills.
Advanced Skills and Opportunities.
33. Leadership/Management Skills.34. Transitioning from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse and Beyond.References.Index.

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