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With all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as an RN, LPN to RN Transitions, 2nd Edition makes it easy to take the next step in your nursing career. This edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice. Plus, seven new chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource! Past, Present and Future: Assessing Your Accomplishments chapter introduces topics covered throughout the book. FYI boxes ensure you get the most from each chapter by highlighting important information. Exercises test your knowledge of each chapter's content to help you learn and retain information. Critical Thinking Questions help you apply knowledge from the book to real-life situations and sharpen your critical thinking skills for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Seven new chapters including: Basic Math Review: Preparing for Medication Calculations; Understanding the Nursing Process; Evidence Based Practice; Writing Professionally; Educational Pathways and Expanded Roles; Nursing Theory: Guiding Professional Practice; and Ethical and Legal Considerations.
Table of Contents
|Transitioning to the Student Role|
|Past, Present, and Future: Assessing Your Accomplishments|
|Identifying Individual Tools|
|Personal Empowerment Skills|
|Becoming a Successful Student|
|Classroom Study Habits That Work|
|Arranging and Accessing Support for Your Professional Move|
|Basic Math Review: Preparing for Medication Calculations - NEW!|
|Writing Professionally - NEW!|
|Transitioning to the Registered Nurse Role|
|Understanding the Difference Between LPN and RN|
|Nursing: Past and Present Influences|
|Educational Pathways and Expanded Roles - NEW!|
|The RN as Provider of Care|
|Nursing Theory: Guiding Professional Practice - NEW!|
|Understanding the Nursing Process - NEW!|
|Thinking and Judgment|
|Incorporating Knowledge Into Practice|
|Knowledge and Skill Acquisition|
|Evidence-Based Practice - NEW!|
|The RN as a Communicator|
|The RN as a Teacher|
|The RN as Manager of Care|
|Managing the Consumer in the Health-Illness Continuum|
|The RN as a Manager of Care|
|Primary Health Care: Factors Influencing Health Promotion|
|Managing Care in Secondary and Tertiary Health Care|
|The RN as Member of the Discipline|
|Implementing the Member of the Discipline Role|
|The RN as Researcher|
|Ethical and Legal Considerations - NEW!|
|Putting It All Together|
|Math Practice Problem Answers|
|A Patient's Bill of Rights|
|NANDA Nursing Diagnoses|
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