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Using an engaging, interactive, 1-2-3 approach, this text helps you develop problem-solving skills that will be useful throughout your nursing career. Active participation and application of critical thinking are utilized through questions, quizzes, and self-assessments to provide you with practical and efficient aids to learning. You will also discover learning strategies, tips on taking the NCLEX-PN , guidance on the job search, and an in-depth discussion of supervision, delegation, assignment of tasks, and the distinctions among them. An LPN Threads Series title. UNIQUE! 1-2-3 approach in a clear, simple, engaging writing style instructs you in what you need to do and how to do it. UNIQUE! Learning Exercises challenge you to imagine, visualize, and think outside the box. UNIQUE! Leadership Activities provide exercises to practice and develop leadership skills and Leadership Hints provide helpful pointers to follow and remember when in various leadership situations. UNIQUE! Management Tools and Management Hints provide practical instructions, resources, and tips to use when in a management situation. UNIQUE! Offers time-management tips to help prioritize. Integrates wellness and personal care throughout the text, including information and coping skills for stress management and burnout, nutrition and exercise, the impaired nurse, and co-dependency. Includes separate chapters on "Ethics Apply to Nursing" and "Nursing and the Law" that address pertinent legal and ethical issues that directly and indirectly affect LPN/LVNs. Features information on Medicare and the many changes that affect health care, including health care settings, medication coverage, and the costs of managed care. Includes a separate chapter on learning strategies for the adult student and updated approaches for traditional and returning students. A separate chapter on critical thinking and many critical thinking exercises promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in both academic and personal situations. Includes updated State Boards of Nursing and Internet Resources Appendixes with the most up-to-date addresses for nursing boards and website addresses for nursing, medical, and health-related information as an all-in-one ready resource for you as you prepare to enter the work world. UNIQUE! Keep In Mind boxes located in each chapter introduce readers to the underlying theme in the chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve Student Resources includes 230 NCLEX Exam-Style Interactive Questions per chapter, with correct response and rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, to encourage self-study and review. UNIQUE! The "Learning During School, for the NCLEX-PN, and Beyond" chapter includes new content on the role of simulation in nursing education and etiquette for electronic device use, such as cell phones and iPods. UNIQUE! The "Personal Health Promotion" chapter helps you provide a positive role model for patients with new content on MyPyramid, the benefits of exercise, personal steps to help prevent hospital-acquired infections, burnout versus stress, and tips for personal safety. UNIQUE! Culture content has been expanded content addressing the growing needs of patient care for special populations and to help students develop cultural sensitivity. Includes the latest protocols from NAPNES regarding standards of practice and educational competencies that LPN/LVN nursing students need to know.
Table of Contents
|The Adult Learner and the Practical/Vocational Nursing Program|
|The Adult Learner: Hints to Succeed|
|Time Management: Making Time Work For You|
|Learning Methods and Skills: How Do You Learn?|
|Using Your Methods and Skills: Studying and Testing|
|Learning During School: Using Available Resources|
|Personal Health Promotion: A Role Model for Patients|
|Building Blocks for Your Career|
|How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved: 1836 to Present|
|Critical Thinking: A Lifelong Journey|
|Nursing Process: Your Role|
|Nursing Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice|
|Ethics Applied to Nursing: Personal vs. Professional Ethics|
|Nursing and the Law: What are the Rules?|
|Patients and Coworkers|
|Straightforward Communication: Instructors, Coworkers, and Patients|
|Assertiveness: Your Responsibility|
|The Health Care Team: Where the Practical/Vocational Nurse Fits In|
|Cultural Uniqueness Sensitivity and Competence|
|Spiritual Needs: Spiritual Caring and Religious Differences|
|Health Care Environment|
|Health Care Settings: Potential Job Sites|
|Health Care Systems: Financing Issues and Trends|
|Leading and Managing Others|
|LPN/LVN Charge Nurse Skills: Management Including Assignment and Delegation|
|End and a New Beginning|
|Finding a Job: What Works, and What Doesn't|
|Future Career Decisions: Choosing What is Right For You|
|NAPNES Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies for Graduates of Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs|
|NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse|
|References and Suggested Readings|
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