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LPN to RN Transitions : Achieving Success in Your New Role,9780781736930

LPN to RN Transitions : Achieving Success in Your New Role

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780781736930

ISBN10:
0781736935
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/29/2003
Publisher(s):
Lippincott Williams Wilkins
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Summary

This book meets the needs of practical/vocational nurses and nursing faculty, as they work together to help smooth the transition from LPN/LVN to the RN role. The text provides interactive student exercises and strategies to "socialize" the student into an existing RN program, taking into consideration its philosophy and curricular framework.

Table of Contents

UNIT I The Transition Process
Lifelong Learning: Returning to School
3(25)
Lifelong Learning in Nursing
4(1)
The Re-entry Process: Overcoming Barriers and Fears
5(3)
Returning to the Student Role: ``Returning to School Syndrome''
8(2)
Diverse Learning Styles
10(5)
Student Role: Strategies for Success
15(10)
Conclusion
25(3)
Role Development and Transition
28(26)
Definitions
29(2)
Types of Roles
31(1)
Role Development
32(16)
Role Transition
48(1)
Role Conflict
49(2)
Conclusion
51(3)
Adapting to Change
54(21)
Change Defined
55(1)
The Process of Change
56(1)
Individual and Organizational Change
56(1)
Factors That Motivate Change
56(2)
Types of Change
58(2)
The Stages of Planned Change
60(2)
The Effects of Change
62(8)
Adjusting to Change
70(1)
Positive Outcomes of Change
71(1)
Conclusion
72(3)
Transitions Throughout Nursing's History
75(25)
Development of Nursing
76(8)
Professional Nursing Organizations
84(3)
The Evolution of Nursing as a Profession
87(4)
Transitions in Nursing Education
91(2)
Career Mobility Options
93(1)
Factors That Have Influenced Trends and Transitions in Nursing
94(6)
Learning at the ADN Level
100(18)
Adult Learning Theory
101(2)
Practical/Vocational and Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Comparison
103(5)
Learning Strategies for Success
108(3)
Transition Needs Unique to the LPN/LVN to ADN Student
111(2)
Differentiating ADN Student and LPN/LVN Practice Roles
113(1)
Conclusion
114(4)
Individualizing a Plan for Role Transition
118(19)
Assessing Preparedness for the Student Role
120(4)
Assessing Learning Style
124(1)
The Reflective Process: Assessing Adult Learner Uniqueness
125(1)
Assessing Prior Learning: Standardized and Nonstandardized Tests
125(2)
The Instructor--Student Partnership
127(1)
Designing Your Personal Education Plan
127(10)
UNIT II Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice
Practicing Within Regulatory Frameworks
137(21)
Regulations, Policies, and Standards
138(5)
Nurse Practice Acts
143(1)
Directed, Autonomous, and Collaborative Nursing Practice
144(4)
Mechanisms for Identifying Differences in Knowledge and Roles
148(2)
National Council Licensure Examinations
150(1)
Practical/Vocational Nursing Roles and Competencies
151(2)
Associate Degree Nursing Roles and Competencies
153(1)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Versus Registered Nurse Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
154(1)
Conclusion
155(3)
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing
158(24)
The Need for Critical Thinking
159(3)
Critical Thinking in Nursing
162(1)
Critical Thinking Defined
162(2)
Critical Thinking Versus Feeling
164(1)
Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking
165(2)
Modes of Critical Thinking
167(1)
Problem Solving
167(1)
Reasoning and Informal Logic
168(1)
Reflecting, Challenging Beliefs, and Imagining Alternatives
169(1)
Metacognition and Self-regulation
170(2)
Critical Thinking and the Teaching-Learning Process
172(10)
UNIT III Role Concepts Essential for RN Practice
PART A: Provider of Care
The Nursing Process: Assessment and Caring Interventions
182(23)
From Licensed Practical Nurse to Professional Nursing Practice
183(1)
An Historical Overview of the Nursing Process
184(1)
The Nursing Process: Overview and Steps
184(19)
Conclusion
203(2)
The Nurse as Communicator
205(19)
Effective Communication
207(1)
Basic Communication Revisited
208(1)
Therapeutic Communication
208(2)
Characteristics of Effective Therapeutic Caring Nurses
210(1)
Two Forms of Communication: Nonverbal and Verbal
211(6)
Verbal Communication Blocks
217(1)
Process Recordings
218(1)
Phases of the Nurse--Patient Relationship
219(2)
Competence in Communication Across the Life Span
221(1)
Conclusion
222(2)
The Nurse as Teacher
224(26)
The Challenge of Client Education
225(1)
Teaching and Learning Defined
226(1)
Teaching--Learning Process: Principles of Teaching
227(7)
Teaching Interventions
234(3)
Steps in the Teaching--Learning Process
237(7)
Documentation of Client Teaching
244(1)
Clinical Applications of the Teaching--Learning Process
245(1)
Conclusion
246(4)
PART B: Manager of Care
Managing Unique Client Care
250(13)
Uniqueness
251(1)
Definitions
252(1)
Self-Assessment
252(3)
The Client as a Member of a Cultural Group
255(2)
The Client as a Social Being
257(1)
The Client as a Sexual Being
258(1)
The Client as a Spiritual Being
259(1)
Nursing Care Planning
259(2)
Conclusion
261(2)
Managing Care: Managing Time, Conflict, and the Nursing Environment
263(21)
Managing Time
265(9)
Managing Conflict
274(3)
Making Decisions
277(1)
Managing Resources
278(1)
Conclusion
279(5)
PART C: Member of the Discipline of Nursing
Professional Responsibilities
284(18)
Modeling and Valuing Nursing
287(2)
Professional Growth
289(3)
Standards of Nursing Practice
292(1)
Nursing Research
293(1)
Professional Stewardship and the Advancement of Nursing
294(2)
Client Advocacy
296(2)
Legal and Ethical Practice
298(1)
Conclusion
299(3)
Legal Accountability
302(14)
Legal Considerations
304(1)
Sources of Law
304(1)
Classifications of Law
305(1)
Accountability
306(2)
Liability, Negligence, Malpractice
308(1)
Risk Management
309(2)
Legal Issues That Affect Nursing
311(3)
Conclusion
314(2)
Ethical Issues
316(13)
Ethics and Bioethics
317(1)
Nursing Ethics
318(1)
Ethical Theories
319(2)
Factors That Influence Decision Making
321(3)
Ethical Decision Making
324(2)
Conclusion
326(3)
Appendix A: Answers to ``NCLEX-RN Might Ask'' Questions 329(6)
Appendix B: Answers to ``Thinking Critically'' Questions 335(2)
Appendix C: Nanda Nursing Diagnoses 2001--2002 337(2)
Index 339


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