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Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing. Edition: 9

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing. Edition: 9

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Get the proven guidance you need to succeed in both nursing school and professional LPN/LVN practice with Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing, From Student to Leader, 9th Edition. Focusing on must-have leadership and problem-solving skills, this unique, market-leading text covers the soft skills that are essential for success in nursing school, in the job market, and in professional practice. Topics build on each other in a logical manner, beginning with tools you'll need for success in class, continuing to the skills needed in LPN/LVN practice, and culminating in the higher-level roles and responsibilities of the LPN/LVN as a leader. The newest feature box on empowerment introduces you to the concepts of self-reflection, self-growth, and power to enhance your student experience and accomplish positive outcomes in nursing school and in practice. Additionally, like in previous editions, Critical Thinking and Try This! boxes are incorporated throughout this ninth edition to challenge you in thinking outside of the box to solve personal, academic, and professional situations. There are also practice review questions at the end of each chapter help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination and chapters on Workforce Trends and Nurse State Practice Acts to help you easily move from the academic to the practice setting. With all its proven guidance and insight, this text is must-have for any LPN/LVN student wanting to find success in today's demanding healthcare environment.

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Unit I: Resources 1 Personal Resources of an Adult Learner 2 Academic Resources (Study Skills and Test Strategies) 3 Community Resources

Unit II: Building Blocks for Your Career 4 How Practical/Vocational Nursing Evolved: 1836 to Present 5 Critical Thinking: A Lifelong Journey 6 Ethics Applied to Nursing: Personal versus Professional Ethics 7 Nursing and the Law: What are the Rules?

Unit III: Relationship-Centered Care 8 Effective Communication: Health Care Team, Patients, Faculty, and Peers 9 Assertiveness: Your Responsibility 10 Cultural Uniqueness, Sensitivity, and Competence 11 Spiritual Needs, Spiritual Caring, and Religious Differences

Unit IV: Health System-Based Care 12 Nursing Process: Your Role 13 Nursing Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice 14 The Interdisciplinary Health Care Team: The Role of the Practical/Vocational Nurse 15 Health Care Settings: Continuum of Care 16 The Health Care System: Financing, Issues, and Trends

Unit V: The LPN/LVN: Your Role Today and in the Future 17 Collaboration: Leading and Managing 18 Work Force Trends: How to Find a First Job You Will Love 19 Licensure and Regulation: Becoming Licensed and Understanding Your State Nurse Practice Act

Appendix A Answer Key for Review Questions for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Licensed Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN®) References Glossary

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