LPN to RN Transitions, 3rd Edition

LPN to RN Transitions

3rd Edition

By Lora Claywell, MSN, RN, Director of Academic Initiatives, Digital Med, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Unit One: Success in the Classroom

1. Honoring Your Past, Planning Your Future

2. Managing Time and Designing Personal Success

3. Classroom Study Habits that Work

4. Reviewing Basic Math Review for Medication Calculations

5. Passing NCLEX NEW!

Unit Two: The Profession and Discipline of Registered Nursing

6. Distinguishing the RN Role from the LPN/LVN Role

7. The Nurses, Ideas, and Forces that Define the Profession

8. Upholding Ethical and Legal Principles

9. Care and Safety Standards, Competence, and Nurse Accountability

Unit Three: The RN as Provider of Care

10. Using Nursing Theory to Guide Professional Practice

11. Providing Patient-Centered Care Through the Nursing Process

12. Critical and Diagnostic Thinking for Better Clinical Judgment

13. Practicing Evidence-Based Decision-making

14. Communicating with Patients and Coworkers

15. Teaching Patients and Their Families

Unit Four: The RN as Manager of Care

16. Leading, Delegating, and Collaborating

17. Promoting Healthful Living in the Primary Care Setting

18. Managing Patient Care in Secondary and Tertiary Settings

Unit Five:  Putting It All Together

19. Reflecting on Your Transition


Appendix A: Answers to Math Practice Problem

Appendix B: A Patient?s Bill of Rights

Appendix C: NANDA Nursing Diagnoses