Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career / Edition 1

Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career / Edition 1

by Gena Duncan, Rene DePew
     
 

ISBN-10: 140181087X

ISBN-13: 9781401810870

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This brand new resource clearly explains how an RN's roles differ from LPN/VN's, provides appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.

Overview

Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This brand new resource clearly explains how an RN's roles differ from LPN/VN's, provides appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401810870
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: ROLE TRANSITION. Chapter 1: Returning to School. Developing a Positive Attitude. Coping skills. Developing Basic Skills. Discovering Your Learning Style. Time Management. Study Strategies. Balancing Home, Work, and School. Chapter 2: Role Transition. Types of Roles. Role Components. Role Socialization. Role Transition. Role Conflict. The Change Process. Chapter 3: LPN and RN Knowledge and Roles. National Nursing Organizations Definition of Nursing Roles. Similarities and Differences of LPN and RN Roles Compared to the RN Core Components and Competencies. PART II: THE NURSE AS CAREGIVER. Chapter 4: Provider of Care. Caring. Goals of Nursing Practice. Chapter 5: Clinical Decision Making and The Nursing Process. Clinical Judgment. Problem Solving. Decision-Making. The Nursing Process. Application. Chapter 6: Client Teaching. The Nurse as Teacher. Principles of Adult Learning. Interfering Factors. Patient Teaching. Application. Chapter 7: Communication. Interpersonal Communication. Communication with Patients. Developing Considerations. Crisis Communication. Communicating as a Team Member. PART III: THE NURSE AS MANAGER. Chapter 8: The Nurse as Leader. Differences between Leadership and Management. RN as Leader. RN as Manager. Nurse as Manager of Care. Delegation. The Nursing Shortage. Accountability. Chapter 9: Managing Patient Care. Managing Time. Managing Conflict. Making Decisions. Managing Resources. PART IV: PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS. Chapter 10: Nursing Theory as a Basis to Practice Nursing. Major Concepts in Nursing. Scientific Theories Influencing Nursing Theory. Nursing Theory as a Basis for Practice. Relationship of Theory to Practice. Chapter 11: Ethical and Legal Considerations. Regulation of Nursing Practice. Legal Issues. Values and Ethics. Ethical Decision-Making. Application. Appendix A: The NCLEX-RN Exam. Appendix B: Assessment Skills. Appendix C: IV Therapy Skills. Appendix D: Math Review. Appendix E: American Nurses Association code of Ethics. Appendix F: International Council of Nurses code of Ethics

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