Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729542114
Category: Nursing
Page: 357
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This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.

Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang,John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729580822
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References

Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice


Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019956843X
Category: Medical
Page: 327
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To successfully complete the transition from being a final year pre-reg nursing student to becoming a qualified staff nurse, students need to understand and practice the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. This book outlines the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse.

The LPN-to-RN Bridge


Author: Allison J. Terry
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449646042
Category: Medical
Page: 319
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This text is the essential resource for students who have already acquired some nursing knowledge from a diploma or a practical nurse program, particularly students pursuing a degree as a registered nurse (RN) who have previously acquired training as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). It bridges the gap in students thinking as they move from the tactile-based practical nurse to the professional registered nurse who engages in critical thinking. This is an ideal text for students enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing, Basic Nursing Concepts, or a Role Transition course. Key Features • Offers guidance to develop effective study skills • Includes preparation for licensure examination • Contains evidence-based practice • Covers leadership and management • Includes dosage and solution calculation • Explains the problem-solving and decision-making process as a registered nurse • Offers a robust Companion Website with online activities to improve student learning

THINK Like a Nurse!

Practical Preparation for Professional Practice
Author: Keith A. Rischer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989936903
Category: Nursing
Page: 182
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About: To prepare you for real world practice, this book will highlight content areas most relevant to the bedside and why they must be mastered and understood. To help visualize the professional development that is needed as you transition to the responsibilities of the professional nurse, I use the metaphor of building a house; not a static structure, but a unique, vibrant "living" house that is a reflection of how you choose to build and add to it over time. Nursing is a living and vibrant practice that requires your personal involvement and engagement to promote the well-being of those you care for. The components of this "living" home include: Foundation: A house must have a firm and stable foundation. The ethical comportment or the art of nursing is this foundation for every nurse. Caring behaviors, nurse engagement, and professionalism in practice must be present or your nursing practice could be on shaky ground before it even begins! Walls: The applied sciences of nursing: pharmacology, fluid and electrolytes, and anatomy and physiology. I contextualize these sciences to the bedside so the relevance of mastering this content becomes apparent. Roof: Critical thinking and clinical reasoning, which is the thinking that is required by the nurse that completes the house and ties everything together. Skeletons in the closet: Every house has closets and some have a few skeletons in them! Incivility and men in nursing will be explored in detail!

Transitioning From LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career


Author: Gena Duncan,Rene DePew
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435448219
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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TRANSITIONING FROM LPN/VN TO RN: MOVING AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER, 2E provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This book clearly explains how an RN's role differs from that of an LPN/VN's; providing appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition
Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN,Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN,Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, EdD, RN,Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN,Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN,Thomas D. Smith, MS, RN, DNP,G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121772
Category: Medical
Page: 580
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A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry

Nursing Today

Transition and Trends
Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294251
Category: Medical
Page: 664
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Popular with nursing students for its humorous cartoons and easy-to-read style, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 8th Edition helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession’s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Study questions and test-taking tips prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management prepare you to succeed in the workplace. Well-known educators JoAnn Zerwekh and Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, and patterns of nursing care delivery. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN® and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentorship, Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs. Coverage of QSEN and patient safety includes Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, National Patient Safety Foundation, and Institute of Medicine competencies related to patient safety, and addresses communication among health care providers, quality improvement, and guidelines from The Joint Commission. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes management protocols and interventions used as the basis for clinical outcomes. Coverage of nursing informatics helps you use technology, access information, and evaluate content to provide quality patient care — and includes a discussion of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Coverage of health care reform includes the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the new Patient Bill of Rights as they apply to health care delivery and costs. Student resources on an Evolve companion website include case studies for every chapter, NCLEX-RN® review questions, NCLEX-RN exam-style questions, memory notecards, and resume templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Thorough coverage includes all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you to succeed in a professional nursing career. Critical Thinking boxes offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. NEW Prepare for the NCLEX with updated content in the NCLEX-RN Examination and the New Graduate chapter. NEW! Highlighted QSEN competencies relate to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance. NEW section on community health nursing helps you find employment in this growing area. UPDATED content on externships discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school. UPDATED coverage of the role of Nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models. NEW Relevant Websites and Online Resources boxes at the end of chapters provide links for further research and study. NEW Research for Best Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice.

LPN to RN Transitions - E-Book


Author: Lora Claywell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293115
Category: Medical
Page: 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.

Nursing Today - Binder Ready

Transition and Trends
Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032347411X
Category:
Page: 704
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Loved for its humor, readability, and inviting cartoons, Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends, 9th Edition helps you prepare for the NCLEX-RN® Examination — while giving you valuable information to succeed in your professional career. It reflects current issues and trending topics that nurses will face, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. This edition features test-taking tips for the NCLEX-RN® Examination and updated Evolve resources for students, including review questions and case studies. Thorough coverage of all the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you for a professional career. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentorship and Preceptorship. Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and evidence-based practice content throughout, focus your attention on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Content on the role of nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models. Mentoring and preceptorship content discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or nurse externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school. NEW and UPDATED! Thoroughly updated content throughout with new information on areas such as: 2016 NCLEX test plan and pass/fail determinates by level of difficulty, interprofessional education, serious reportable events and never events, and nursing responsibilities in spiritual care. UPDATED! New content on leadership and followership features professional models of nursing practice like medical or health homes and nurse-managed health centers. EXPANDED! Added QSEN competencies related to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance highlighted throughout. UPDATED and IMPROVED! Section restructuring makes this edition even easier to follow. UPDATED! Evolve resources for students include review questions and case studies.

Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice

A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators
Author: Mona N. Bahouth, MSN, CRNP,Kay Blum, PhD, CRNP,Shari Simone, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826157335
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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"This is a unique and needed addition to the nursing literature. Historically, the role of the nurse practitioner was focused on primary care, but as the healthcare environment has changed, so has the need for nurse practitioners in the hospital setting....This valuable resource is a wonderful guide for nurse practitioners and administrators working to successfully create this transition in their organizations." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners & Administrators is the first text to address the mutual issues of both NPs and administrators in successfully implementing NP practice in hospitals. This book addresses the planning, implementation, and evaluation process as well as the key factors that are critical to the success of the individual NP, and incorporates practical guidance from national NP experts. The NP recruitment, orientation, mentoring, and professional development are key to the individual and collective success of both the NP and the organization's outcomes. It is the commitment to this mutual success that sets this book apart from any other texts on this subject and makes it indispensible for students, practicing NPs, and administrators alike. Key Features: Provides concrete strategies for the NP and Administrator that support the transition from clinic to hospital-based APN practice Addresses a growing need for role identification and integration of the NP role into the hospital setting Covers the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of the hospital-based NP Focuses on the improvement of patient outcomes and cost reduction Written by national NP experts

LPN to RN Transitions


Author: Lora Claywell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323101577
Category: Medical
Page: 317
View: 2003

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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.

The Rural Nurse

Transition to Practice
Author: Deana Molinari, PhD, MS, RN, CNE,Angeline Bushy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826157572
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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"Transitioning to rural practice can be daunting for both experienced nurses and new graduates who have an urban orientation and are accustomed to specialized practice with abundant health care resources. Since most nursing education programs and practicing nurses are located in urban settings, programs are needed to prepare nurses who choose rural practice. In their book, Dr. Molinari and Dr. Bushy provide excellent examples of practice models from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with curricula that address transition issues. The text makes a significant contribution to the discussion about how to best prepare nurses for rural practice and will be of interest to administrators, educators, and clinicians. From the Foreward by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC Associate Professor Montana State University College of Nursing This is the only volume to address the pressing need for practical information about transitioning from an urban-based nursing education or practice to a rural health care environment. It provides successful strategies that nurses in rural settings can use to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs that will meet the needs of individual rural communities. The book details current rural nursing transition-to-practice trends and issues, national standards, and evidence-based model programs worldwide. Rural practice culture is described along with professional education issues, competency, patient care, and safety. Chapters are presented in easy-to-access formats that offer ready solutions for problems commonly encountered in rural practice such as nurse recruitment and retention. In addition to health care delivery issues for specific rural populations, the book presents program descriptions from local to state levels, including locally developed education programs, urban hospital systems outreach to rural facilities, universities collaborating with rural businesses, city-based workshops, statewide competencies tracked by employers, and a distance education program customized by rural agencies. Case studies demonstrate how rural facilities-even the smallest and most isolated-are advancing health care through nurse support. The text will be of value to rural nursing staff developers, critical access hospitals and community clinic administrators, rural professional organizations, small urban health facilities, continuing education providers, nursing workforce centers, and graduate programs. Key Features: The first transition from academia-to-practice guide for rural nursing Charts evidence-based successes and offers model programs in different rural settings Provides rural-specific information to facilitate statewide health mandates Features residency program development processes, with tips and tools that work

Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development
Author: Marilyn H. Oermann
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195539
Category: Medical
Page: 378
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Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator

The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development
Author: Rn Marilyn H Oermann Phd
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195547
Category: Holistic medicine
Page: 393
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This all-inclusive text on teaching in nursing is by one of the pre-eminent nurse educators in the United States: Dr. Marilyn Oermann. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it is designed to provide graduate-level nursing students with all of the competencies essential for effective teaching. This evidence-based text encompasses both theoretical and practical information and includes content on teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, using technology, teaching in simulation, learning lab and online courses, models for clinical teaching, scholarship and evidence-based education, and other components of the educator role.

Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing
Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317436296
Category: Medical
Page: 558
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The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach
Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720080
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Home Care Nursing Delegation Skills

A Handbook for Practice
Author: Ruth I. Hansten,Virginia Kenyon
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834212336
Category: Medical
Page: 347
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An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.