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LPN to RN transitions : achieving success in your new role / Nicki Harrington, Cynthia Lee Terry.

Harrington, Nicki. (Author). Terry, Cynthia Lee. (Added Author).
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Location: IAHS STACKS RT82 .H37 2013
Barcode: 30731101100315
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781609136918
  • ISBN: 1609136918
  • Physical Description: xix, 452 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 4th ed.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 --
Summary, etc.:
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 the publisher.
Subject: Nursing > Vocational guidance.
Practical nurses.
Nursing > Case Reports.
Nursing > Examination Questions.
Career Mobility > Case Reports.
Career Mobility > Examination Questions.
Nurse's Role > Case Reports.
Nurse's Role > Examination Questions.
Nurses > psychology > Case Reports.
Nurses > psychology > Examination Questions.
Nursing > Vocational guidance.
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