LPN to RN Transitions: Achieving Success in Your New Role / Edition 3

LPN to RN Transitions: Achieving Success in Your New Role / Edition 3

by Nicki Harrington
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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LPN to RN Transitions: Achieving Success in Your New Role / Edition 3

Now in its Third Edition, this book meets the needs of practical/vocational nurses and nursing faculty, as they work together to smooth the transition from the LPN to the RN role. The text provides interactive student exercises and strategies to "socialize" the LPN nurse/student into an RN program, taking into consideration its philosophy and curricular framework. This Third Edition includes an expanded chapter on communication and a new chapter on the NCLEX(R).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900781767575
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Lippincott's Practical Nursing Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Transition Process     1
Lifelong Learning: Returning to School     2
Lifelong Learning in Nursing     4
The Re-Entry Process: Overcoming Barriers and Fears     5
Returning to the Student Role: "Returning to School Syndrome"     9
Diverse Learning Styles     12
Student Role: Strategies for Success     17
Conclusion     30
Role Development and Transition     33
Definitions     34
Types of Roles     36
Role Development     38
Personal and Adult Development     40
Professional Role Development     51
Role Transition     54
Role Conflict     55
Conclusion     58
Adapting to Change     61
Change Defined     62
Process of Change     63
Individual and Organizational Change     63
Factors That Motivate Change     63
Types of Change     65
Stages of Planned Change     68
Effects of Change     70
Adjusting to Change     78
Positive Outcomes of Change     80
Conclusion     81
Transitions Throughout Nursing's History     84
Development of Nursing     86
Professional Nursing Organizations     94
Evolution of Nursing as a Profession     99
Qualities of a Professional     99
Licensure     100
American Nurses Association's Social Policy Statement     101
American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses     102
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International     102
Standards of Practice     104
Evolution of Nursing Science     104
Transitions in Nursing Education     104
Career Mobility Options     107
Factors That Have Influenced Trends and Transitions in Nursing     108
Nursing Informatics and HIPAA     117
Experiential Wisdom and Evidence-Based Practice     118
Holistic and Spiritual Care     119
Nursing Entrepreneurism     120
Health Care Advocacy and Service Learning     120
Social Policy and Political Advocacy     120
Learning at the ADN Level     124
Adult Learning Theory     125
Practical/Vocational and Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Comparison     128
Learning Strategies for Success     134
Transition Needs Unique to the LPN/LVN-to-ADN Student     139
Differentiating ADN Student and LPN/LVN Practice Roles     140
Conclusion     142
Individualizing a Plan for Role Transition     146
Assessing Preparedness for the Student Role     148
Assessing Learning Style     157
The Reflective Process: Assessing Adult Learner Uniqueness     158
Assessing Prior Learning: Standardized and Nonstandardized Tests     158
Instructor-Student Partnership     160
Test Success for the LPN: Challenge of NCLEX-RN Questions     163
Development of the NCLEX-RN     165
Main Categories of the NCLEX-RN Blueprint     167
Test Lingo: Key Components to a Test     168
Bloom's Taxonomy and Level of Difficulty     170
How the NCLEX-RN Differs From the NCLEX-PN     174
Alternate Item Formats     174
Preparation for a NCLEX-RN Style Exam     174
Immediately Before the Exam     179
After the Exam     181
Conclusion     182
Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice     185
Practicing Within Regulatory Frameworks     186
Regulations, Policies, and Standards     187
Nurse Practice Acts      192
Directed, Autonomous, and Collaborative Nursing Practice     194
Mechanisms for Identifying Differences in Knowledge and Roles     196
National Council Licensure Examinations     199
Practical/Vocational Nursing Roles and Competencies     201
Associate Degree Nursing Roles and Competencies     202
Licensed Practical/Vocational Versus Registered Nurse Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities     204
Conclusion     204
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing     207
The Need for Critical Thinking     209
Critical Thinking in Nursing     211
Critical Thinking Defined     212
Critical Thinking Versus Feeling     214
Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking     216
Modes of Critical Thinking     217
Critical Thinking and the Teaching-Learning Process     222
Role Concepts Essential for RN Practice     229
Provider of Care     231
The Nursing Process: Assessment and Caring Interventions     232
From Licensed Practical Nurse to Professional Nursing Practice     233
An Historical Overview of the Nursing Process     234
The Nursing Process: Overview and Steps     235
Conclusion     256
The Nurse as Communicator     258
Effective Communication     260
Basic Communication Revisited     261
Two Forms of Communication: Nonverbal and Verbal     261
Process Recordings     269
Therapeutic Communication     269
Competence in Communication Across the Life Span     274
Communication as a Team Member in the Health Care Setting     275
Conclusion     281
The Nurse as Teacher     284
The Challenge of Client Education     286
Teaching and Learning Defined     286
Teaching-Learning Process: Principles of Teaching     287
Teaching Interventions     296
Steps in the Teaching-Learning Process     300
Documentation of Client Teaching     308
Clinical Applications of the Teaching-Learning Process     309
Conclusion     310
Manager of Care     313
Managing Unique Client Care     314
Understanding Uniqueness     316
Definitions     316
Self-Assessment     318
The Client as a Member of a Cultural Group     321
The Client as a Social Being     324
The Client as a Sexual Being     326
The Client as a Spiritual Being     328
Nursing Care Planning     329
Conclusion     331
Managing Time, Conflict, and the Nursing Environment     334
Managing Time     336
Managing Conflict     348
Making Decisions     355
Managing Resources     357
Conclusion     358
Member of the Discipline of Nursing     361
Professional Responsibilities     362
Modeling and Valuing Nursing     365
Professional Growth     369
Standards of Nursing Practice     374
Nursing Research     376
Professional Stewardship and the Advancement of Nursing     376
Client Advocacy     380
Legal and Ethical Practice     383
Conclusion     383
Legal Accountability     386
Legal Considerations     388
Sources of Law     388
Classifications of Law     390
Accountability     392
Liability, Negligence, and Malpractice     394
Risk Management     396
Legally Sensitive Areas That Affect Nursing Practice     398
Confidentiality and the Right to Privacy      400
Defamation     401
Conclusion     402
Ethical Issues     405
Ethics and History     406
Ethical Dilemmas     408
Nursing Ethics     410
Ethical Theories     411
Factors That Influence Decision Making     413
Ethical Decision Making     418
Conclusion     421
Answers to "NCLEX-RN Might Ask" Questions     423
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 2007-2008     429
Index     435

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