Transitioning From LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career / Edition 2

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TRANSITIONING FROM LPN/VN TO RN: MOVING AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER, 2E provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This book clearly explains how an RN's role differs from that of an LPN/VN's; providing appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

This is a great text. It is well organized, engages the students, and provides them with valuable tools. This content will apply long beyond their initiation into practice. It is a resource that can continue to be referenced.

The information covered is well developed and emphasizes the concepts and terminology that are necessary for a successful transition from the LPN role to RN role. The material presented is evidenced-based. The information is current and practical for today's nurse.

From The Critics
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book is divided into four parts covering role transition, nurse as caregiver, nurse as manager, and professional considerations.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist the licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) with role transition to the registered nurse role. In this era of career mobility curricula, this book presents worthy objectives that are met by the authors.
Audience: The intended audience includes licensed practical nursing students and licensed vocational nursing students and the faculty teaching in these programs. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: Faculty teaching LPN/LVN to RN courses and former LPN/LVN to RN students were surveyed to determine needs of LPNs as they made the transition to a RN program. The results of the survey provided the content for the book. Of particular interest is the section on nurse as caregiver. This section addressed the provider of care, clinical decision making and the nursing process, client teaching and principles of communication. The appendixes provide helpful information on the NCLEX question format, assessment skills, IV therapy skills, medication preparation and administration competencies, the ANA Code of Ethics, the International Council of Nurses' Code of Ethics, the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) Code of Professional Conduct and the NSNA Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct.
Assessment: This is an important contribution to published resources on the topic of role transition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435448216
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/22/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 824,008
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Co-author Rene DePew began her career as an LPN, obtained her BSN, then her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Francis.

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Table of Contents

PART I. ROLE TRANSITION. Part I. Role Transition. 1. Returning to School. 2. Role Transition. 3. Enhancing Assessment Skills. 4. LPN and RN Knowledge and Roles. 5. Communication. Part II. The Nurse as Caregiver. 6. Provider of Care. 7. Clinical Decision Making and the Nursing Process. 8. Client Teaching. Part III. The Nurse as Manager. 9. The Nurse as Leader. 10. Managing Client Care. Part IV. Professional Considerations. 11. Nursing Theory as a Basis to Practice Nursing. 12. Ethical and Legal Considerations. Appendix A. Deja Vu. Nursing Exams Today and Licensure Exam Tomorrow. Appendix B. IV Therapy Skills. Appendix C. Medication Preparation and Administration Competency for Registered Nurses. Appendix D. American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Appendix E. The International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics. Appendix F. National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Professional Conduct. Appendix G. National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct.
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