Role Transition In Nursing

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Role Transition:

Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

Lisa Knapp

Nursing 200

Treasure Valley Community College
Sandi Kellogg

July 18, 2008

Role Transition:

Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

The word “nurse” can conjure up many different mental images and emotions, depending upon whom you ask and the experiences that person has had with various nurses. There is a good reason for this. The nurse has many different responsibilities and roles. This paper will focus on relationships and transitional changes from the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to the Registered Nurse (RN) role in the nursing process, as well as this nursing student’s observation of
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With hospital stays getting shorter, it is important to have a set plan in place quickly so that the patient receives all of the care and education needed to be successful at home after discharge. An important part of the plan of care includes implementation. This basically maps out exactly how the health care team can work together to either prevent or help eliminate the patient’s current health care problem. The RN should be an excellent communicator and a good delegator. The RN is able to delegate certain tasks to other team members in order to provide all the care necessary to the patient. The RN constantly reassesses the patient to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions because adjustments often need to be made in the plan of…show more content…
In my observation, the importance of the nursing process in the home health setting was immediately evident. The assessment is almost instantaneous once the door opens. The RN is engulfed in the client’s world. It seems as though odors are stronger, risks are greater, and concerns are voiced quicker because the patient is on their own turf. Because of the speed of all of this coming at the nurse, it seems as though the nursing diagnosis is quicker to come by. Critical thinking helps formulate a plan on the fly because home visits are so hard to plan for. A nurse never really knows what to expect until inside the client’s home. Interventions are immediately evaluated due to the short

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