LPN to RN Transitions

Achieving Success in your New Role

Author: Nicki Harrington,Cynthia Lee Terry

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496382749

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. LPN to RN Transitions, 5th Edition, eases the return to academic life and helps licensed practical and vocational nurses effectively balance career, school, and personal pursuits on the journey to success in registered nursing programs. Case studies and interactive exercises guide readers in building a Personal Education Plan optimized for their unique skills, learning needs, and goals, giving aspiring registered nurses everything they need to confidently prepare for the rigors of RN programs.

LPN to RN Transitions

Achieving Success in Your New Role

Author: Nicki Harrington,Cynthia Lee Terry

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781767576

Category: Medical

Page: 446

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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 LPN nurse/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®.

LPN to RN Transitions

Achieving Success in Your New Role

Author: Nicki Harrington,Cynthia Lee Terry

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781736930

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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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.

LPN to RN Transitions

Author: Lora Claywell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323101577

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition makes it easy for to take the next step in your nursing career with all of the essential information you need to pursue your RN degree and practice as a registered nurse. This new edition includes practical information on classroom study habits, professional writing, knowledge and skills acquisition, and more. Plus, newly-revised chapters provide the latest information for one complete, indispensable resource to help you succeed in everything from the classroom to clinical practice! Clear, succinct coverage focuses your attention on the issues that an RN must address for a successful practice. Critical thinking questions gives you practice applying the critical-thinking skills you will need on the job.FYI boxes encourage you to think about how your day-to-day interactions will change as an RN.Key terms at the beginning of each chapter help you master vocabulary words central to the topic discussed.Learning objectives in each chapter touch on the broad range of topics that will be emphasized in the RN curriculum. NEW! Passing NCLEX chapter provides strategies to help you succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam.Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how the concepts discussed apply to real-life patients and colleagues.Summary content presented in a bulleted-list format offers a quick chapter-review for test preparation.Two-color text creates a more engaging reading experience.Revised table of contents helps you quickly locate information.Improved organization in each chapter gives you a clear picture of what the profession of nursing encompasses and ends with a career-affirming review of the path you must travel to become a registered nurse.Casual writing style makes it easier to read the text and gain practical advice.

The LPN-to-RN Bridge

Author: Allison J. Terry

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449646042

Category: Medical

Page: 319

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This text is the essential resource for students who have already acquired some nursing knowledge from a diploma or a practical nurse program, particularly students pursuing a degree as a registered nurse (RN) who have previously acquired training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). It bridges the gap in students thinking as they move from the tactile-based practical nurse to the professional registered nurse who engages in critical thinking. This is an ideal text for students enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing, Basic Nursing Concepts, or a Role Transition course. Key Features • Offers guidance to develop effective study skills • Includes preparation for licensure examination • Contains evidence-based practice • Covers leadership and management • Includes dosage and solution calculation • Explains the problem-solving and decision-making process as a registered nurse • Offers a robust Companion Website with online activities to improve student learning

Making the Transition from LPN to RN

Author: Rose Kearney Nunnery

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803623739

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Make the transition from LPN to RN smoother for your students as they embark on their journey of professional development.

LPN to RN Transitions, Achieving Success in Your New Role

Nursing, Nursing

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490283544

Category: Education

Page: 33

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Facts101 is your complete guide to LPN to RN Transitions, Achieving Success in Your New Role. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Nursing in Today's World

Challenges, Issues, and Trends

Author: Janice Rider Ellis,Celia Love Hartley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780397546961

Category: Nursing

Page: 449

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Expert Clinician to Novice Nurse Educator

Learning from First-Hand Narratives

Author: Jeanne Merkle Sorrell, PhD, FAAN, RN,Pamela Rubel Cangelosi, PhD, MSN, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125999

Category: Medical

Page: 164

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Research shows that the sharing of personal, first-hand stories not only enhances learning and eases the transition to a new role, but also helps novice educators to understand that their challenges are shared by others. With the goal of improving the experience of nurses transitioning from clinician to educator, in hospitals as well as schools of nursing, this unique book presents the stories of nurses who made this transition. It presents the findings of several qualitative studies addressing the question, ìWhat is the lived experience of clinicians as they assume new roles as clinical nurse educators?î These narratives describe the challenges they faced and transformations in each nurseís identity and relationships during the transition process. The text includes recommendations from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and specific problem-solving strategies that have worked for others. The narratives are from nurse clinicians, nurse educators, and students who provide insights into such common dilemmas faced by novice educators as ìHow do I keep a patient safe while allowing the student nurse to practice a skill for the first time?î ìIf a student is slow to catch on to a procedure, how long do I wait before they fail?î ìHow do I help provide a safe and effective learning environment for new graduate nurses?î The book includes stories of students who describe caring and uncaring experiences with clinical nurse educators. Stories address cultural diversity, bullying, and dilemmas related to critical and ethical thinking. Nurse educators themselves share insights into what they wish they had done differently to guide students and new graduate nurses in their learning. While these storytellers had diverse clinical and educational backgrounds, there were consistent similarities between the experiences they described. One common thread was the need to embrace the role of a novice in order to succeed. The book will serve as a valuable text for graduate students in nurse educator courses as well as students and nurses seeking support, insight, and inspiration in their transition to the clinical nurse educator role. Key Features: Presents experiential narratives from nurses who made the transition from clinician to educator Describes important aspects of a nurseís transition from the role of clinical expert to that of novice educator Includes research-based insights in a highly accessible style and format Integrates National League for Nursing Core Competencies into the text Provides inspiring, helpful, and comforting guidance for nurse clinicians feeling lost or confused in a new role

Interpersonal Relationships

Professional Communication Skills for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth C. Arnold,Kathleen Underman Boggs

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323328571

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Effective communication with clients, families, and professional colleagues starts here! With Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 7th Edition, you’ll see how good communication skills can lead to achieving treatment goals in health care. Clear guidelines show how you can enhance the nurse-client relationship through proven communication strategies as well as principles drawn from nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks. And you’ll see how to apply theory to real-life practice with case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies. A two-time winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, this book is updated to emphasize interdisciplinary communication and QSEN competencies. From expert nursing educators Elizabeth Arnold and Kathleen Underman Boggs, this comprehensive, market-leading text is unmatched for helping nurses develop effective communication skills! Interactive exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe, and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Practical guidelines describe how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, clients with special needs, health teaching, stress, crisis, and professional colleagues. Case examples help you develop empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories provide an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective for effective communication. Learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary focus your study and help you absorb and retain key content. NEW! A greater emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary theory, and interprofessionalism includes a focus on the nursing paradigm, nursing discipline, and ways of knowing. NEW! Focus on QSEN competencies reflects current thinking on technology, safety, and evidence-based practice, especially as they relate to communication in nursing. NEW! Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking. NEW! Clarity and Safety in Communication chapter addresses topics such as huddles, rounds, handoffs, SBAR, and other forms of communication in health care.

Critical Care Nursing DeMYSTiFieD

Author: Cynthia Terry,Aurora Weaver

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071717951

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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A fun, streamlined way to learn the major concepts and theories of critical care nursing – and how to apply them to real-world patient situations Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty. In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns. Learn how to care for patients with: Critical respiratory needs Critical cardiac and vascular needs Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs Neurological needs Endocrine disorders Critical renal needs Critical hematologic needs Trauma Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.

Nursing Now! Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends

Author: Joseph T Catalano

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803643934

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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The thoroughly revised and updated 7th Edition of this popular text examines the important issues and trends shaping the nursing profession today. Explore the evolution and history of nursing and examine the impact of an aging population on healthcare delivery. Continue the conversation about the effects of healthcare reform and outline a plan for advanced practice nursing education.

Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, and Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780323002486

Category: Nursing

Page: 580

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The second edition of CONTEMPORARY NURSING continues to acclimate students to the nursing profession by offering invaluable self-improvement and career-building advice. Content provides a comprehensive overview of historic and current trends shaping nursing education, the health care delivery system, and nursing practice. The new second edition offers three new chapters in Theories of Nursing Practice; Workplace Advocacy & Workplace Issues; and Alternative Healing; New content on Health Policy and Evidence-Based Practice is also included. A new MERLIN website also offers new content from the authors with weblinks and other updates. Also available, a new online Instructor's Resource including an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, an image collection of cartoons and line drawings from the text, and a completely revised test bank with over 350 questions in NCLEX-RN format. TOC:

Clinical Cases: Medical-surgical nursing case studies

Author: Janine Bothe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729584321

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing Students. • Diploma of Nursing students. Apply theory to practice with the Clinical Cases textbook series! Janine Bothe’s Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies is part of the Clinical Cases textbook series, which offers nursing students a collection of scenarios that are common in a variety of practical settings. Some of the topics covered in Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies include: Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal and Respiratory in relation to medical-surgical nursing. The Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies textbook is complete with multiple choice questions throughout the chapters so you can revise and test your knowledge as you progress through the text. Best of all, use Bothe’s nursing textbook alongside Lewis’ Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition by Diane Brown and Helen Edwards to really excel at your Diploma and Bachelor of Nursing courses. Benefit from the logical structure of this nursing textbook. Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies features a clear introduction that explores an existing condition and outlines its symptoms. Further details are then provided to help you form a more complete context, including: patient’s conditions, tests, medications and other considerations. Each case study within this nursing textbook provides a thorough conclusion that examines patient outcomes and the case’s key points. If you enjoy learning from real life cases, the Clinical Cases textbook series is the perfect educational suite to support your nursing education. Janine Bothe’s Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies is perfect for use during exam preparation or as a study tool, providing an engaging approach to learning and revision. Browse other titles in this series to enhance your knowledge of core nursing skills and theories. Other titles in this series: • Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies by Natashia Scully and Damian Wilson • Clinical Cases: Nursing Care Case Studies by Margaret Webb and Ellie Kirov Other Formats This book is also available as an App via the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/clinical-cases-medical-surgical/id666477607?mt=8) • Easy-to-understand, logical layout. • 22 case studies covering the body systems. • Multiple choice questions to test your knowledge throughout the textbook. • Rationales provided for all answers. • References for further reading and research. • Designed as an exam preparation and revision tool.

Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse

The Future of a Changing Health-Care Environment

Author: Diane Whitehead,Patricia Welch Dittman,Denise McNulty

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642253

Category: Medical

Page: 292

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Envision a better future… Be prepared to lead the way to better outcomes…for your patients, your team, your institution, and yourself. You’ll not only learn about leadership, but also how to use your skills to manage staff, implement policy changes, and to develop systems that deliver cost effective, quality-controlled care. The coverage encompasses the competencies required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in conjunction with major specialty nursing organizations. You’ll begin with the theories, models, and frameworks that provide the window through which to view leadership in the context of the regulations and standards that guide the delivery of care. Then, you’ll explore the importance of creating a culture that ensures safe, quality care, and learn how to plan and evaluate programs to affect change.

Literature and the Writing Process

Author: Elizabeth McMahan Deceased,Susan X. Day,Robert Funk,Linda Coleman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134163389

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1104

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For courses in Literature for Composition, Writing About Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Great literature as a path to learning writing and critical-thinking skills Great literature is always thought provoking, always new – why not use it to improve your writing skills and sharpen critical thinking? Literature and the Writing Process combines an introductory anthology with detailed instruction in the writing process. By seamlessly integrating literature and composition into one multi-purpose text, the authors enable you to enjoy, understand, and learn from imaginative literature – and to write clearly and intelligently about what you’ve learned. Text writing assignments use literature as a tool of critical thought, a method for analysis, and a way of communicating ideas. Careful integration of rhetorical instruction with the critical study of literature guides you through the allied processes of analytical reading and argumentative writing. As a result, readers learn how to write essays about the major features that are involved in interpreting short stories, poems, and plays. Also available with MyLiteratureLab ® This title is also available with MyLiteratureLab – an online resource that works with our literature anthologies to provide engaging experiences to instructors and students. Students can access new content that fosters an understanding of literary elements, which provides a foundation for stimulating class discussions. This simple and powerful tool offers state-of-the-art audio and video resources along with practical tools and flexible assessment. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLiteratureLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLiteratureLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLiteratureLab, search for: 0134272544 / 9780134272542 Literature and the Writing Process Plus MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText – Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0133931269 / 9780133931266 MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText - Glue-in Access Card 0133931277 / 9780133931273 MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText – Inside Star Sticker 0134117905 / 9780134117904 Literature and the Writing Process

Foundations of Nursing - E-Book

Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329314X

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

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A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309380316

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.

Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family

Author: Adele Pillitteri

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469833220

Category: Medical

Page: 1744

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This highly respected book helps students develop the technical skills and broad understanding vital for effective practice while ensuring they never lose sight of the importance of compassion in their role as nurses. Presenting maternal-newborn and child health care not as two separate disciplines but as a continuum of knowledge, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Seventh Edition views the experience of wellness and illness as family-centered events and pregnancy and childbirth as periods of wellness in a woman’s life. Consistently linking theory with application to bring clinical concepts to life and using a nursing process framework to help students prepare for effective practice, this Seventh Edition adds new chapter-ending case studies, an expanded focus on culture and families, the latest QSEN content, and more. In addition, this edition is supported by PrepU’s adaptive quizzing, DocuCare’s educational electronic health record software, and a fully updated Study Guide.