Anderson's Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice For The LPN/LVN: In Nursing School And Beyond

Editor/Author Dahlkemper, Tamara R.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: F.A.Davis Company

ISBN: 978-0-8036-6085-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 67
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Mar 2018
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An easy-to-read writing style guide that builds the knowledge you need for leadership and management roles. This title helps readers to make a successful transition from student to professional while still focusing on the humanistic aspects of caring.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • LPN/LVN Advisory Board
  • Reviewers
  • Acknowledgments
  • UNIT ONE: The Nursing Profession in Today's Health-Care Environment
  • CHAPTER 1: Historical Perspective and Current Trends
  • The Beginning of Nursing
  • Dark Ages and Introduction of Christianity
  • Renaissance Period
  • Era of Industrialization
  • Early Health Care in the United States
  • The Beginning of Modern Nursing
  • History of the Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse
  • Current Trends and Issues
  • CHAPTER 2: Caring as a Personal and Professional Behavior
  • What Is Caring?
  • Applying Caring Theory in Your Personal Life
  • Understanding Nursing Models
  • Applying Caring Theory in Your Professional Life
  • Setting Priorities Using Transpersonal Caring
  • Caring for Family and Significant Others
  • Caring Includes Everyone
  • Personal Motivation
  • CHAPTER 3: Understanding the Changing Roles in Nursing
  • Paradigm Thinking Defined
  • Critical Thinking Concepts
  • Theoretical Frameworks for Management
  • Basic Principle of Patient Advocacy
  • CHAPTER 4: Health-Care Environment
  • Health-Care Systems
  • Roles and Tasks of the Licensed Practical Nurse in the Health-Care System
  • Health-Care Agencies
  • CHAPTER 5: Nursing and Informatics
  • Looking at the Past
  • Looking at Today
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Looking Forward
  • UNIT TWO: From Student to Nurse
  • CHAPTER 6: Fulfill Your Role as a Student
  • Knowing Yourself and Understanding Nurses’ Ways of Knowing
  • Learning in the Classroom
  • You as a Student in the Clinical Area
  • Communication in the Clinical Setting
  • Successful Study Strategies
  • Understanding Test Questions
  • Managing Test Anxiety
  • Writing Successful Papers
  • Conclusion
  • CHAPTER 7: The Importance of Critical Thinking
  • What Is Critical Thinking?
  • Thorough Thinking
  • Thorough or Critical Thinking as Applied to Science
  • Thorough or Critical Thinking as Applied to Nursing
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • CHAPTER 8: Entry Into Practice
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • Finding the Perfect Job
  • Mentoring
  • Other Strategies
  • CHAPTER 9: Employment Process
  • Employer Expectations
  • Application Process
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Letter of Resignation
  • CHAPTER 10: Leadership and Management as a Professional Concept
  • Leadership Versus Management
  • Historical Overview of Nursing Leadership and Management Roles
  • Where Is the Licensed Practical Nurse in This Historical Picture?
  • Leadership Styles
  • What Type of Leader Are You?
  • CHAPTER 11: Communication Skills in Leadership and Management
  • Communication in the Academic Setting
  • Communication in the Clinical Setting
  • Failed Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Other Forms of Communication
  • CHAPTER 12: Considering Culture
  • What Is Culture?
  • Population Mosaic of the United States
  • Personal Cultural Competency
  • How to Develop Culturally Competent Care
  • Barriers to Cultural Competency
  • Common Ethnic Groups in the United States
  • Cultural Assessment
  • Hiring and Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Nurse Managers and Culture
  • CHAPTER 13: Understanding Benefits of Change
  • What Is Change?
  • Effective Decision Making During Change Process
  • Kurt Lewin's Change Theory
  • Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse as Change Agent
  • Transitions
  • Final Thoughts
  • CHAPTER 14: Setting Meaningful Priorities
  • Setting Personal Priorities
  • Application of Maslow's and Watson's Theories
  • Priority Setting in the Clinical Arena Requires Teamwork
  • Need for Priority Setting
  • It Starts With the Ability to Make Good Decisions
  • Conclusion
  • CHAPTER 15: Handling Conflict in the Nursing Profession
  • How Conflict Occurs
  • Types of Conflict in Nursing
  • Causes of Conflict and Approaches to Resolving It
  • Establishing a Conflict Resolution Style
  • The Role of the LPN
  • Transactional Approach to Conflict Management
  • Other Important Skills
  • CHAPTER 16: Dealing With Chaos
  • Understanding the Changes
  • Understanding Newtonian Physics or the Scientific Age
  • Understanding Quantum Physics or the New Science
  • Chaos Theory
  • Strange Attractor
  • Are You Ready?
  • CHAPTER 17: Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
  • Personal Values
  • Understanding Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • Understanding the Law
  • Legal Issues Specific to Nursing
  • Safeguards
  • CHAPTER 18: Understanding Use of Power
  • What Is Power?
  • Types of Power
  • Power and the Role of Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Positive and Negative Uses of Power
  • Empowerment
  • Powerlessness
  • Conclusion
  • CHAPTER 19: Motivating Employees
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Revisited
  • Oppressed Group Behavior
  • Theories of Motivation
  • Creating a Motivating Environment
  • CHAPTER 20: Team Building
  • Understanding Characteristics of a Team
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Group Norms
  • Understanding the Value of Team Concepts
  • Conclusion
  • CHAPTER 21: Delegating, Coaching, and Evaluating Performance
  • Leader, Manager, or Both
  • Delegation and Making Assignments
  • Sharing Information With Staff Members
  • Coaching
  • Evaluating Performance
  • APPENDIX Answers to Review Questions