Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: moving ahead in your career

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, Oct 30, 2004 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
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Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. This brand new resource clearly explains how an RN's roles differ from LPN/VN's, provides appropriate theoretical knowledge and fully explains the relationship of theory to practice.

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Role Transition
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About the author (2004)

Working as an RN for 36 years in the clinical and educational arenas has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has an MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, an assistance head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, a continuing education instructor, an associate professor in an LPN program, and director of an Associate Degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an Associate Degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. Her master's research thesis was entitled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored two textbooks, a medical-surgical textbook and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Co-author Rene DePew began her career as an LPN, obtained her BSN, then her Masters as a Nurse Practitioner. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Francis.

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