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LPN to RN Transitions 9780323010917

LPN to RN Transitions

ISBN-10: 0323010911
ISBN-13: 9780323010917
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access codes, CDs, DVDs)
Product Description: Designed to fit LPN to RN transition courses, this practical book helps students succeed both academically and professionally -two distinct, but equally important ways. Unit One focuses on the academic and personal needs of the returning LPNs, helping them assess their past professional and personal accomplishments as well as the goals that they would like to achieve in nursing school. It provides useful tools to help them assess their academic skills, motivational exercises to complete, and resources to use throughout nursing school. Unit Two provides the information students need to bridge the gap between LPN and RN practice, presenting the knowledge and skills they need for the role transition to a RN. It demonstrates the difference between the two levels of practice, and it focuses on the critical thinking, clinical, and communication skills that LPN students need to successfully transition to the RN role.

  • Unit One addresses the needs of returning LPN students and provides practical learning techniques with motivational exercises, tools, and resources to help them succeed in nursing school.
  • Unit Two focuses on the needs of the student to effectively transition into the role of RN - including critical thinking, communication, and many clinical nursing skills.
  • For Your Information boxes are integrated throughout and provide important information and exercises to better understand the transition from LPN to the role of RN.
  • A chapter on a Basic Math Review covers the basics of arithmetic and dosage calculation methods to help students understand this often difficult area.
  • A chapter on Understanding the Nursing Process introduces LPNs to the nursing process in more detail and helps teach them how their scope of practice will be expanded as RNs.
  • Critical Thinking Questions or Activities at the end of each chapter help stimulate thought and test content in the chapter.
  • Exercise boxes integrated throughout test knowledge of content and reinforce key principles.
  • Appendices include a medications/dosage calculation and conversion review exam, a list of the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses, and the Nurses Code of Ethics.

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