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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book addresses the needs of licensed practical nurses and practical nursing faculty as they negotiate the transition from the role of LPN to that of registered nurse. The book is divided into three units that cover the transition process; core competencies for professional nursing practice; and role concepts essential for RN practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide interactive student exercises and strategies to socialize the LPN nurse/student into an RN program, taking into consideration the philosophy and curricular framework.
Audience: The book targets students and faculty.
Features: In the section on the transition process, the book addresses lifelong learning, role development and transition, adapting to change, transitions throughout the history of nursing, learning at the ADN level, role transition planning, and testing success for the LPN. Regarding core competencies, it covers practicing within regulatory frameworks, critical thinking, and clinical judgment. The section on role concepts covers providers of care and managers of care. The book is organized well and easy to read.
Assessment: This edition includes an expanded segment on communication and a new chapter on the NCLEX-RN. This is essential reading for the LPN making the transition to RN.