Lpn To Rn Transitions : Achieving Success In Your New Role

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-24
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Now in its Third Edition, this book meets the needs of practical/vocational nurses and nursing faculty, as they work together to smooth the transition from the LPN to the RN role. The text provides interactive student exercises and strategies to "socialize" the student into an RN program, taking into consideration its philosophy and curricular framework. This Third Edition includes an expanded chapter on communication and a new chapter on the NCLEX(R).

Author Biography

Cynthia Lee Terry is Associate Professor, Health Sciences Division, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

The Transition Processp. 1
Lifelong Learning: Returning to Schoolp. 2
Lifelong Learning in Nursingp. 4
The Re-Entry Process: Overcoming Barriers and Fearsp. 5
Returning to the Student Role: "Returning to School Syndrome"p. 9
Diverse Learning Stylesp. 12
Student Role: Strategies for Successp. 17
Conclusionp. 30
Role Development and Transitionp. 33
Definitionsp. 34
Types of Rolesp. 36
Role Developmentp. 38
Personal and Adult Developmentp. 40
Professional Role Developmentp. 51
Role Transitionp. 54
Role Conflictp. 55
Conclusionp. 58
Adapting to Changep. 61
Change Definedp. 62
Process of Changep. 63
Individual and Organizational Changep. 63
Factors That Motivate Changep. 63
Types of Changep. 65
Stages of Planned Changep. 68
Effects of Changep. 70
Adjusting to Changep. 78
Positive Outcomes of Changep. 80
Conclusionp. 81
Transitions Throughout Nursing's Historyp. 84
Development of Nursingp. 86
Professional Nursing Organizationsp. 94
Evolution of Nursing as a Professionp. 99
Qualities of a Professionalp. 99
Licensurep. 100
American Nurses Association's Social Policy Statementp. 101
American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nursesp. 102
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association Internationalp. 102
Standards of Practicep. 104
Evolution of Nursing Sciencep. 104
Transitions in Nursing Educationp. 104
Career Mobility Optionsp. 107
Factors That Have Influenced Trends and Transitions in Nursingp. 108
Nursing Informatics and HIPAAp. 117
Experiential Wisdom and Evidence-Based Practicep. 118
Holistic and Spiritual Carep. 119
Nursing Entrepreneurismp. 120
Health Care Advocacy and Service Learningp. 120
Social Policy and Political Advocacyp. 120
Learning at the ADN Levelp. 124
Adult Learning Theoryp. 125
Practical/Vocational and Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Comparisonp. 128
Learning Strategies for Successp. 134
Transition Needs Unique to the LPN/LVN-to-ADN Studentp. 139
Differentiating ADN Student and LPN/LVN Practice Rolesp. 140
Conclusionp. 142
Individualizing a Plan for Role Transitionp. 146
Assessing Preparedness for the Student Rolep. 148
Assessing Learning Stylep. 157
The Reflective Process: Assessing Adult Learner Uniquenessp. 158
Assessing Prior Learning: Standardized and Nonstandardized Testsp. 158
Instructor-Student Partnershipp. 160
Test Success for the LPN: Challenge of NCLEX-RN Questionsp. 163
Development of the NCLEX-RNp. 165
Main Categories of the NCLEX-RN Blueprintp. 167
Test Lingo: Key Components to a Testp. 168
Bloom's Taxonomy and Level of Difficultyp. 170
How the NCLEX-RN Differs From the NCLEX-PNp. 174
Alternate Item Formatsp. 174
Preparation for a NCLEX-RN Style Examp. 174
Immediately Before the Examp. 179
After the Examp. 181
Conclusionp. 182
Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Practicep. 185
Practicing Within Regulatory Frameworksp. 186
Regulations, Policies, and Standardsp. 187
Nurse Practice Actsp. 192
Directed, Autonomous, and Collaborative Nursing Practicep. 194
Mechanisms for Identifying Differences in Knowledge and Rolesp. 196
National Council Licensure Examinationsp. 199
Practical/Vocational Nursing Roles and Competenciesp. 201
Associate Degree Nursing Roles and Competenciesp. 202
Licensed Practical/Vocational Versus Registered Nurse Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitiesp. 204
Conclusionp. 204
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursingp. 207
The Need for Critical Thinkingp. 209
Critical Thinking in Nursingp. 211
Critical Thinking Definedp. 212
Critical Thinking Versus Feelingp. 214
Critical Thinking and Creative Thinkingp. 216
Modes of Critical Thinkingp. 217
Critical Thinking and the Teaching-Learning Processp. 222
Role Concepts Essential for RN Practicep. 229
Provider of Carep. 231
The Nursing Process: Assessment and Caring Interventionsp. 232
From Licensed Practical Nurse to Professional Nursing Practicep. 233
An Historical Overview of the Nursing Processp. 234
The Nursing Process: Overview and Stepsp. 235
Conclusionp. 256
The Nurse as Communicatorp. 258
Effective Communicationp. 260
Basic Communication Revisitedp. 261
Two Forms of Communication: Nonverbal and Verbalp. 261
Process Recordingsp. 269
Therapeutic Communicationp. 269
Competence in Communication Across the Life Spanp. 274
Communication as a Team Member in the Health Care Settingp. 275
Conclusionp. 281
The Nurse as Teacherp. 284
The Challenge of Client Educationp. 286
Teaching and Learning Definedp. 286
Teaching-Learning Process: Principles of Teachingp. 287
Teaching Interventionsp. 296
Steps in the Teaching-Learning Processp. 300
Documentation of Client Teachingp. 308
Clinical Applications of the Teaching-Learning Processp. 309
Conclusionp. 310
Manager of Carep. 313
Managing Unique Client Carep. 314
Understanding Uniquenessp. 316
Definitionsp. 316
Self-Assessmentp. 318
The Client as a Member of a Cultural Groupp. 321
The Client as a Social Beingp. 324
The Client as a Sexual Beingp. 326
The Client as a Spiritual Beingp. 328
Nursing Care Planningp. 329
Conclusionp. 331
Managing Time, Conflict, and the Nursing Environmentp. 334
Managing Timep. 336
Managing Conflictp. 348
Making Decisionsp. 355
Managing Resourcesp. 357
Conclusionp. 358
Member of the Discipline of Nursingp. 361
Professional Responsibilitiesp. 362
Modeling and Valuing Nursingp. 365
Professional Growthp. 369
Standards of Nursing Practicep. 374
Nursing Researchp. 376
Professional Stewardship and the Advancement of Nursingp. 376
Client Advocacyp. 380
Legal and Ethical Practicep. 383
Conclusionp. 383
Legal Accountabilityp. 386
Legal Considerationsp. 388
Sources of Lawp. 388
Classifications of Lawp. 390
Accountabilityp. 392
Liability, Negligence, and Malpracticep. 394
Risk Managementp. 396
Legally Sensitive Areas That Affect Nursing Practicep. 398
Confidentiality and the Right to Privacyp. 400
Defamationp. 401
Conclusionp. 402
Ethical Issuesp. 405
Ethics and Historyp. 406
Ethical Dilemmasp. 408
Nursing Ethicsp. 410
Ethical Theoriesp. 411
Factors That Influence Decision Makingp. 413
Ethical Decision Makingp. 418
Conclusionp. 421
Answers to "NCLEX-RN Might Ask" Questionsp. 423
NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses 2007-2008p. 429
Indexp. 435
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