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LPN to RN Transitions



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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
Understanding Yourself
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
Role Transition
Nursing: Past and Present Influences
Educational Pathways and Expanded Roles - NEW!
The RN as Provider of Care
Foundational Concepts
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!
Essential Functions
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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