LPN to RN Transitions, 4th Edition makes it easy for you 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 role transition, cultural competency, delegation, classroom study habits, professional writing, 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!
UNIT ONE: ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO BEGIN YOUR TRANSITION 1. Honoring Your Past, Planning Your Future 2. Assessing Yourself and Designing Success 3. Study Habits and Test-Taking Skills
UNIT TWO: THE PROFESSION AND DISCIPLINE OF REGISTERED NURSING 4. Distinguishing the RN Role from the LPN/LVN Role 5. Using Nursing Theory to Guide Professional Practice 6. Providing Patient-Centered Care Through the Nursing Process 7 .Critical and Diagnostic Thinking for Better Clinical Judgment
UNIT THREE: THE RN AS PROVIDER OF CARE 8. Practicing Evidence-Based Decision Making 9. Communicating with Patients and Co-Workers 10. Teaching Patients and Their Families 11. The Nurses, Ideas, and Forces That Define the Profession 12. Upholding Legal and Ethical Principles 13. Care and Safety Standards, Competence, and Nurse Accountability
UNIT FOUR: THE RN AS MANAGER OF CARE 14. Leading, Delegating, and Collaborating 15. Promoting Healthful Living in the Primary Care Setting 16. Managing Care in Secondary and Tertiary Health Care
UNIT FIVE: LOOK HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME, PREPARING FOR TRANSITIONS TO COME 17. Reflecting on Your Transition 18. Prepare Now to Pass NCLEX-RN® Appendices: