LPN to RN transitions : achieving success in your new role / Nicki Harrington, Cynthia Lee Terry.Material type: TextSeries: Lippincott's practical nursing: Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2013Edition: 4th edDescription: xix, 452 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781609136918; 1609136918Subject(s): Nursing -- Vocational guidance | Practical nursesDDC classification: 610.7306/9076 LOC classification: RT82 | .H37 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
unit I. The transition process -- 1. Lifelong learning : returning to school -- Lifelong learning in nursing -- The re-entry process : overcoming barriers and fears -- Returning to the student role : "returning to school syndrome" -- Diverse learning styles -- Student role : strategies for success -- 2. Role development and transition -- Definitions -- Types of roles -- role development -- Personal and adult development -- Professional role development -- Role transition -- 3. Adapting to change -- Change defined -- Process of change -- Individual and organizational change -- Factors that motivate change -- Types of change -- Stages of planned change -- Effects of change -- Adjusting to change -- Positive outcomes of change -- 4. Transitions throughout nursing's history -- Development of nursing -- Professional nursing organizations -- Evolution of nursing as a profession -- Qualities of a professional -- Licensure -- American Nurses Association's Social Policy Statement -- American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses -- North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International -- Standards of practice -- Evolution of Nursing Science -- Transitions in nursing education -- Career mobility options -- Factors that have influenced trends and transitions in nursing -- Nursing informatics and Hipaa -- Experiential wisdom and evidence-based practice -- Holistic and spiritual care -- Nursing entrepreneurism -- Health care advocacy and service learning -- Social policy and political advocacy -- 5. Learning at the ADN level -- Adult learning theory -- Practical/vocational and associate degree nursing education : a comparison -- Learning strategies for success -- Transition needs unique to the LPN/LVN-To-ADN student -- Differentiating ADN student and LPN/LVN practice roles -- 6. Individualizing a plan for role transition -- Assessing preparedness for the student role -- Assessing learning style -- The reflective process : assessing adult learner uniqueness -- Assessing prior learning : standardized and nonstandardized tests -- Instructor-student partnership -- 7. Test success for the LPN : challenge of NCLEX-RN questions -- Development of the NCLEX-RN -- Main categories of the NCLEX-RN blueprint -- Test lingo : key components to a test -- Bloom's taxonomy and level of difficulty -- How the NCLEX-RN differs from the NCLEX-PN -- Alternate item formats -- Preparation for a NCLEX-RN style exam -- Immediately before the exam -- After the exam.
unit II. Core competencies for professional nursing practice -- 8. Practicing within regulatory frameworks -- Regulations, policies, and standards -- Nurse Practice Acts -- Directed, autonomous, and collaborative nursing practice -- Mechanisms for identifying differences in knowledge and roles -- National Council Licensure Examinations -- Practical/vocational nursing roles and competencies -- Associate degree nursing roles and competencies -- Licensed practical/vocational versus register nurse knowledge, skills and abilities -- 9. Critical thinking and clinical judgment in nursing -- The need for critical thinking -- Critical thinking in nursing -- Critical thinking defined -- Critical thinking versus feeling -- Critical thinking and creative thinking -- Modes of critical thinking -- Critical thinking and the teaching-learning process.
unit III. Role concepts essential for RN practice -- pt. A. Provider of care -- 10. The nursing process : assessment and caring interventions -- From licensed practical nurse to professional nursing practice -- An historical overview of the nursing process -- The nursing process : overview and steps -- 11. The nurse as communicator -- Effective communication -- Basic communication revisited -- Two forms of communication : nonverbal and verbal -- Process recordings -- Therapeutic communication -- Competence in communication across the life span -- Communication as a team member in the health care setting -- 12. The nurse as teacher -- The challenge of client education -- Teaching and learning defined -- Teaching -learning process : principles of teaching -- Teaching interventions -- Steps in the teaching-learning process -- Documentations of client teaching -- Clinical applications of the teaching-learning process -- pt. B. Manager of care -- 13. Managing unique client care -- Understanding uniqueness -- Definitions -- Self-assessment -- The client as a member of a cultural group -- The client as a social being -- The client as a sexual being -- The client as a spiritual being -- Nursing care planning -- 14. Managing time, conflict, and the nursing environment -- Managing time -- Making decisions -- Managing resources -- pt. C. Member of the Discipline of Nursing -- 15. Professional responsibilities -- Modeling and valuing nursing -- Professional growth -- Standards of Nursing Practice -- Nursing research -- Professional stewardship and the advancement of nursing -- Client advocacy -- Legal and ethical practice -- 16. Legal accountability -- Legal considerations --Sources of law -- Classifications of law -- Accountability -- Liability, negligence, and malpractice -- Risk management -- Legally sensitive areas that affect nursing practice -- Confidentiality and the right to privacy -- Defamation -- 17. Ethical issues -- Ethics and history -- Ethical dilemmas -- Nursing ethics -- Ethical theories -- Factors that influence decision making -- Ethical decision making -- Appendix A. Answers to "NCLEX-RN might ask" questions -- Appendix B. NANDA-approved Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011.
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. --from publisher description.