Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing, From Student to Leader, 6th Edition

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing

6th Edition From Student to Leader

By Signe S. Hill, RN, BSN, MA, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI; and Helen Stephens Howlett, RN, BSN, MS, Formerly Instructor, Practical Nursing Program, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI


UNIT ONE: PASSING THE NCLEX-PNŽ

Chapter1 The Adult Learner and the Practical/Vocational Nursing Program

Chapter 2 Developing a Successful Learning Style

Chapter 3 Time Management: Using a Limited Resource Wisely

Chapter 4 Methods and Skills Used in Learning

Chapter 5 Learning During School, for the NCLEX-PNŽ, and Beyond

Chapter 6 Critical Thinking and Patient Care


UNIT TWO: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR YOUR CAREER

Chapter 7 How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved

Chapter 8 Nursing Process: Your Role

Chapter 9 Straightforward Communication

Chapter10 Personal Health Promotion


UNIT THREE: PATIENTS AND CO-WORKERS

CHAPTER 11 THE HEALTH CARE TEAM

CHAPTER 12 CULTURAL UNIQUENESS, SENSITIVITY, AND COMPETENCE

Chapter 13 Spiritual Needs, Spiritual Caring, and Religious Differences


UNIT FOUR: LEADING AND MANAGING OTHERS

Chapter 14 Assertiveness: Your Responsibility

Chapter 15 Leadership Skills

Chapter 16 LPN/LVN Charge Nurse Skills: Management, Including Assignment and Delegation


UNIT 5: HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT: BASIC ELEMENTS

Chapter 17 Health Care Settings

Chapter 18 Health Care System: Financing, Issues, and Trends

Chapter 19 Ethics Applied to Nursing

Chapter 20 Nursing and the Law


UNIT 6: END AND A NEW BEGINNING

Chapter 21 Finding a Job

Chapter 22 The NCLEX-PNŽ Examination

Chapter 23 How to Make Your Career Grow


Appendix A: State Boards of Nursing

Appendix B: NAPNES Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies of Graduates of Practical/Vocational Nursing Programs

Appendix C: NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Appendix D: Learning Exercises for the Organizationally Challenged

Appendix E: Internet Resources

Appendix F: The Howlett Style of Nursing Leadership

Appendix G: Delegation: Concepts and Decision-Making Process (NCSBN) Grow