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Transitioning From LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career 2nd Edition

Gena Duncan, Rene DePew

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2005
  • 336 Pages

Overview

TRANSITIONING FROM LPN/VN TO RN: MOVING AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER, 2E provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This book clearly explains how an RN's role differs from that of an LPN/VN's; providing appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.

Gena Duncan, Lutheran College of Health Professions

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Rene DePew, University of St. Francis

Co-author Rene DePew began her career as an LPN, obtained her BSN, then her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Francis.
  • Theory to Practice feature that has application type questions that assist the LPN to see their role as an RN.
  • Revision of Nursing Process chapter with information on writing and utilizing the Nursing Care Plan.
  • Added section on concept mapping with examples.
  • Journaling Your Journey feature – provides opportunities for students to process chapter content and assess their journeying as they pursuing their nursing education.
  • Revised Resources with hyperlinks.
  • DETAILED APPENDIX: An appendix is devoted to explaining the new testing format for the NCLEX-RN and the reader is given the opportunity to practice sample questions.
  • CRITICAL THINKING: Critical thinking questions and activities are included within the text of each chapter so readers can reflect on and assimilate new concepts.
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS: Real-life clinical scenarios are provided at the start of each chapter with reflection questions to facilitate self-assessment - follow-up questions at the end of the chapter gauge retention of concepts.
  • THEMES: Key themes are highlighted throughout in italics and color to help orient the student to important knowledge at a glance.
  • PRACTICE EXAMPLES: Examples of useful documents are provided throughout with the opportunity to practice using these resources.
PART I. ROLE TRANSITION.
Part I. Role Transition.
1. Returning to School.
2. Role Transition.
3. Enhancing Assessment Skills.
4. LPN and RN Knowledge and Roles.
5. Communication.
Part II. The Nurse as Caregiver.
6. Provider of Care.
7. Clinical Decision Making and the Nursing Process.
8. Client Teaching.
Part III. The Nurse as Manager.
9. The Nurse as Leader.
10. Managing Client Care.
Part IV. Professional Considerations.
11. Nursing Theory as a Basis to Practice Nursing.
12. Ethical and Legal Considerations.
Appendix A. Deja Vu. Nursing Exams Today and Licensure Exam Tomorrow.
Appendix B. IV Therapy Skills.
Appendix C. Medication Preparation and Administration Competency for Registered Nurses.
Appendix D. American Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
Appendix E. The International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics.
Appendix F. National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Professional Conduct.
Appendix G. National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Foundations of Basic Nursing

ISBN: 9781428317741
FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

Skills Check List

ISBN: 9781428317840
These invaluable step-by-step checklists outline each procedure explained in the text. This instructional aid helps improve clinical and laboratory skills by testing your understanding of the content and by sequencing each step required to accurately and competently perform more than 75 procedures.

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781428317833
The study guide that corresponds to the textbook chapters including varied exercises and activities to test the student's knowledge and help apply fundamental nursing principles and skills.

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781435487895

FOR STUDENTS

Foundations of Basic Nursing

ISBN: 9781428317741
FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

Skills Check List

ISBN: 9781428317840
These invaluable step-by-step checklists outline each procedure explained in the text. This instructional aid helps improve clinical and laboratory skills by testing your understanding of the content and by sequencing each step required to accurately and competently perform more than 75 procedures.

Study Guide

ISBN: 9781428317833
The study guide that corresponds to the textbook chapters including varied exercises and activities to test the student's knowledge and help apply fundamental nursing principles and skills.

Studyware

ISBN: 9781111537685
Succeed in your nursing course and have fun with Studyware software! This dynamic resource is packed with interactive games, quizzes, and other resources that your mastery of key concepts in the corresponding chapter in your textbook.

Cengage Learning eBook Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781435487895