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Reentering the rigors of academic life is a monumental decision for any LPN or LVN returning to school, involving both personal and financial investment. This book serves as a guide to assist readers in successfully balancing career, school, and personal life while pursuing educational and professional goals. It leads the reader though a series of interactive exercises and develops a Personal Education Plan. The text supports the reader during this important transition, taking into consideration individual experience, needs, and degree program.
Table of Contents
UNIT I: THE TRANSITION PROCESS Chapter 1: Lifelong Learning: Returning to School Chapter 2: Role Development and Transition Chapter 3: Adapting to Change Chapter 4: Transitions Throughout Nursing\u2019s History Chapter 5: Learning at the ADN Level Chapter 6: Individualizing a Plan for Role Transition Chapter 7: Test Success for the LPN: Challenge of NCLEX-RN Questions UNIT II: CORE COMPETENCIES FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE Chapter 8: Practicing Within Regulatory Frameworks Chapter 9: Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing UNIT III: ROLE CONCEPTS ESSENTIAL FOR RN PRACTICE Chapter 10: The Nursing Process: Assessment and Caring Interventions Chapter 11: The Nurse as Communicator Chapter 12: The Nurse as Teacher Chapter 13: Managing Unique Client Care Chapter 14: Managing Time, Conflict, and the Nursing Environment Chapter 15: Professional Responsibilities Chapter 16: Legal Accountability Chapter 17: Ethical Issues Appendix A: Answers to \u201cNCLEX-RN Might Ask\u201d Questions Appendix B: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses Index