LPN to RN Transitions

LPN to RN Transitions Author Nicki Harrington
ISBN-10 0781767571
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 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

LPN to RN Transitions Author Nicki Harrington
ISBN-10 0781736935
Release 2003
Pages 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

LPN to RN Transitions Author Nicki Harrington
ISBN-10 0397550650
Release 1996
Pages 398
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he role transition from LPN to RN represents a challenging evolution. This unique text provides all the resources so students can manage change positively, both personally and professionally. LPN to RN Transitions focuses on these key content areas: The Transition Process, Differentiating LPN and RN Roles, Concepts Essential for RN Practice, as Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of Discipline of Nursing. This user-friendly text boldly identifies Learning Objectives and Key Terms to guide and reinforce learning. Also included are critical thinking exercises to enhance cognitive skills, chapter summaries of Key Concepts for better retention, and student exercises that help increase understanding of the material covered



LPN to RN Transitions Achieving Success in Your New Role

LPN to RN Transitions  Achieving Success in Your New Role Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781490283548
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 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.



LPN to RN Transitions

LPN to RN Transitions Author Lora Claywell
ISBN-10 9780323293112
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 336
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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.



Fundamentals of Nursing

Fundamentals of Nursing Author Ruth F. Craven
ISBN-10 0781780233
Release 2009
Pages 1513
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Craven and Hirnle's Fundamentals of Nursing is a groundbreaking text that maintains a strong emphasis on critical thinking by weaving it throughout each chapter. The chapters open with a clinical vignette followed by critical thinking questions, and include Apply Your Knowledge Checkpoint Boxes, Therapeutic Dialogues Boxes, Collaborating with the Healthcare Team Boxes, and Ethical-Legal Boxes that together build students' decision-making abilities and clinical judgement. This Sixth Edition offers a completely revised skills presentation and a brand-new art program of nearly 1,000 drawings and photographs. It also has an increased focus on patient safety, communication, and evidence-based research in practice. Now available for purchase with the textbook are a variety of resources that include Craven and Hirnle's Nursing Fundamentals and Procedures Online and Lippincott's Video Series: Nursing Procedures, along with a printed Study Guide and Procedures Checklists.



Nursing Now Today s Issues Tomorrow s Trends

Nursing Now  Today s Issues  Tomorrow s Trends Author Joseph T Catalano
ISBN-10 9780803643932
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 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.



The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing Author Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309158237
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 620
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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.



Contemporary Nursing

Contemporary Nursing Author Barbara Cherry, MSN
ISBN-10 9780323390224
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 536
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Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7th Edition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today's nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help readers focus their learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help readers apply theory to clinical practice. NEW! Chapter on palliative care focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family. NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine. NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an ethical issue related to the chapter content. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Incorporation of Triple Aim in healthcare discusses ways to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reduce per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists.



Success in Practical Vocational Nursing

Success in Practical Vocational Nursing Author Signe S. Hill
ISBN-10 9781455703357
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 397
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This text helps you develop problem-solving skills that will be useful throughout your nursing career. Active participation and application of critical thinking are utilized through questions, quizzes, and self-assessments to provide you with practical and efficient aids to learning. You will also discover learning strategies, tips on taking the NCLEX-PN, guidance on the job search, and an in-depth discussion of supervision, delegation, assignment of tasks, and the distinctions among them.



Basic Nursing

Basic Nursing Author Leslie S Treas
ISBN-10 9780803640542
Release 2013-09-04
Pages 1758
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Thinking. Doing Caring. In every chapter, you’ll first explore the theoretical knowledge behind the concepts, principles, and rationales. Then, you’ll study the practical knowledge involved in the processes; and finally, you’ll learn the skills and procedures. Student resources available at DavisPlus (davisplus.fadavis.com).



Essentials of Nursing

Essentials of Nursing Author Barbara Kuhn Timby
ISBN-10 0781750989
Release 2005
Pages 989
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This readable and user-friendly textbook presents the most essential material from Barbara Kuhn Timby’s market-leading textbook, Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing, Eighth Edition. Essentials of Nursing contains essential medical-surgical content and also includes two units on maternity nursing and pediatric nursing. More than 250 full-color illustrations complement the text. Essentials of Nursing offers LPN/LVN students an easy-to-digest overview of medical-surgical nursing, and is an excellent supplement to Timby’s Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts.



Transitioning From LPN LVN to BSN

Transitioning From LPN LVN to BSN Author Nancy Duphily, DNP, RN-BC
ISBN-10 9780826121820
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 204
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"This book addresses competence in leadership and management, critical thinking, cultural intelligence, information technology, and professional writing, as well as legal and ethical concerns. It focuses on the role of the RN within an inter-professional team, describes the experience of returning to an academic setting, and the challenges of and strategies for accomplishing a successful role transition. Numerous reflective exercises, case vignettes, and online case studies reinforce the content." -- The Lamp Programs that address the transition from practical/vocational nursing to Baccalaureate nursing were virtually nonexistent two years ago; today there are 155 such programs, a number that continues to increase. This is the first text to address the specific educational needs of students transitioning from LPN/LVN to BSN and professional practice. Comprehensive and user-friendly, the text covers every aspect of role transition in the LPN/LVN to BSN course. It is based on the recommendations of the Institute of Medicineís ìFuture of Nursingî and the ìBSN in 10î initiative. The book provides an overview of professional practice at the BSN level and examines the core, role, and skill competencies required for the Baccalaureate-prepared nurse. The text addresses competence in leadership and management, critical thinking, cultural intelligence, information technology, and professional writing, as well as legal and ethical concerns. It focuses on the role of the RN within an interdisciplinary team, describes the experience of returning to an academic setting, and the challenges of and strategies for accomplishing a successful role transition. Numerous reflective exercises, case vignettes and online case studies reinforce content. Important practice concepts like QSEN and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice are woven throughout the text. A robust ancillary package includes PowerPoints, online quizzes, reflective questions, and case studies. Key Features: Comprises the first text to address the specific needs of rapidly growing LPN/LVN to BSN programs Covers every aspect of role transition and defines the higher-level skills required for BSNs Based on recommendations of the Institute of Medicineís ìFuture of Nursingî and the ìBSN in 10î initiative Designed for use in classroom, online, and hybrid courses Incorporates reflective exercises, case studies, PowerPoints, and online quizzes to reinforce content



Living in a Microbial World

Living in a Microbial World Author Bruce Hofkin
ISBN-10 0815345143
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 450
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As with the first edition, this new edition of Living In A Microbial World is written for students taking a general microbiology course, or a microbiology-based course for non-science majors. The conversational style and use of practical, everyday examples make the essential concepts of microbiology accessible to a wide audience. While using this approach, the text maintains scientific rigour with clear explanations spanning the breadth of microbiology, including health, evolution, ecology, food production, biotechnology, and industrial processes. Each chapter contains a series of case studies based on microbiology in the news, in history, and in literature. There are questions at the end of each case study and the end of each chapter, as well as an online quiz with help on answering the questions. The text, questions, and cases have been updated to reflect the changing influence of microbiology in the world today, from the microbiome, to new disease outbreaks (Ebola and Zika) and antibiotic resistance, to new biotechnology tools (CRISPR-Cas). Living In A Microbial World, 2nd edition, comes with a full range of supplements: Images available in PowerPoint and JPEG Online quiz with answers and feedback provided through the Garland Science Learning System Extra modules provided through the Garland Science Learning System Help answering the end-of-chapter questions Online glossary Flashcards



Interpersonal Relationships

Interpersonal Relationships Author Elizabeth C. Arnold
ISBN-10 1455736864
Release 2010-11-23
Pages 720
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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Acclaimed for its strong theoretical framework and consistent organization, Arnold and Boggs' Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 6th Edition, remains the definitive resource in developing effective communication with clients, families, and colleagues in order to achieve treatment goals in health care. This two-time AJN Book of the Year award-winner is thoroughly updated and includes current references describing how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, health teaching, stress, crisis, and colleagues. Two new chapters address issues in contemporary health care related to promoting health safety and supporting continuity of care. Not only does this book present proven communications strategies and principles in nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks, but also it challenges you to apply these strategies and principles to numerous exercises and practical nursing case studies. Written in terms of the nurse-client relationship, the cutting-edge communications strategies presented are key for nursing students and professional nurses. Covers all mandated topics for nursing professionals, from beginning students to staff development in a variety of settings, including professional collaboration, health team communication, patient-centered care, safety, and hand-off communication. Discusses nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories, providing an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective of effective communication. Offers basic concepts first, followed by applications with emphasis on assessment, providing a sound framework as you prepare for nurse-client interactions. Experiential exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Critical Thinking Exercises promote critical thinking processes essential for effective communication in nursing practice. Includes case examples throughout, creating empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Offers Ethical Dilemma and Developing an Evidence-Based Practice boxes in each chapter. Describes how best to use the electronic health record for clear communication with current information on classification systems, standards of documentation, and telehealth technologies used in nursing. Acknowledges humor, gender, and touch as important means of communication in interpersonal relationships. Increases awareness of the issues involved in communicating with individuals of various stages of life, clients with special needs, and colleagues in all areas of health care. Provides learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary -- all designed to focus your learning and help you organize key content. A timely NEW Communicating for a Safe Environment chapter provides practice guidelines in line with The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals on improved communication among caregivers. NEW Communicating for Continuity of Care chapter defines COC and describes current challenges, and addresses its relational, informational, and management dimensions. Enhanced discussion on spirituality and end-of-life needs focuses on trust, empathy, and the nurse-client relationship -- all central components of holistic nursing identified by The Joint Commission as priorities for patient care.



Nursing in Today s World

Nursing in Today s World Author Janice Rider Ellis
ISBN-10 0781741084
Release 2004
Pages 576
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This vibrant full-color issues and trends text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession, including educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. Critical Thinking exercises are embedded throughout the chapters. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in bold. The Eighth Edition features focus questions, more leadership and management content, web resources, and updated cartoon images. Instructor’s resources include a CD-ROM with an instructor’s manual, test generator and the “Connection” Website, connection.LWW.com/go/ellis.



Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Author Ginny Wacker Guido
ISBN-10 0135079985
Release 2010
Pages 549
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Synopsis: The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing continues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in long-term and hospice settings. It also reflects changes in the health care delivery structure, including mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the downsizing or closing of hospitals and other health care delivery agencies, and the continued shortage of professional nurses. New to this edition: Expanded ethical coverage, including a new chapter that applies ethical theories to situations that nurses encounter. A new ethical issues feature highlighting some of the more frequently encountered ethical issues within an area of the law or clinical practice site. Updated information on current laws and their application to nursing. New chapter summary format allows easy review of chapter content. Much of the content is new or updated to reflect the changes in the law and in the practice of professional nursing.