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1 Transitions

2 What is Nursing Transitions? This course further develops decision making skills and promotes an interest in continued professional development. Discusses Legal aspects of nursing and employment opportunities and responsibilities as well as preparation for the State Board Exam will be included. Identify factors promoting a smoother transition from the role of student to graduate and employee. Number 1 – Successful completion of the practical nursing program!

3 Professional Nursing Organizations MLPNA: Mississippi LPN Association National Federation of Licensed Practical Nursing NAPNES: National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, INC. There are many other professional organization that you can become a member

4 Self-Evaluation Spring 2014 students took the Self-Assessment Survey on February 21 st. Results were: Majority were Reflective Critical Thinkers. Critical Thinking is a construct for problem solving that is described as rational, self-regulatory, decision-making within the context of clinical judgment. Reflective is defined as the ability of an individual to draw conclusions, clarify, prioritize, make decisions, organize thoughts and/or facts, logically and systematically.

5 The majority were Tactile learners. Scored highest in Ingetrity category of professional characteristics Majority were motivated to accomplish goals and objectives by problem-solving.

6 Self Evaluation Additional self-evaluation tools are:

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8 Mississippi On Sept. 6, 2013, Latrina McClenton reported from the MS Board of Nursing Update that MS has 13,765 active and 536 inactive LPNs in MS. There are 4366 Expanded Role LPNs and 51 Hemodialysis LPNs. The Board is still considering removing separate IV certification. MSLPN membership is $75 per year. Annual conference is held in Biloxi each year in April. MSLPN offers competitions for students and IV recertifications online for LPNs. They were instrumental in lobbying

9 To stop legislation to allow Personal Care Assistants to administer medications.

10 Job Outlook Employment of LPNs is expected to grow 14 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for health care services.faster than the average 2006: 749, : 854,000

11 Salary Go to Median annual earnings of licensed practical nurses were $34,346 in April 2014.www.salary.com/MS/Licensed-Practical-Nurse-salary.html According to eHow.com Salaries for LPNs and LVNs in Mississippi in May 2009 ranged from around $25,000 per year to $45,000 or more, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. The lowest-paid 10 per cent of workers in this occupation made $12.39 per hour or less in May 2009, or about $25,770 on an annual basis. For the best-paid tenth of LPNs and LVNs, wages were $21.63 or more per hour in May 2009, which was equivalent to approximately $44,980 or higher per year. Annual figures are calculated based on a 2,080-hour work year, what someone would work if employed year-round for 40 hours per week. Read more: mississippi.html#ixzz30Culnecthttp://www.ehow.com/about_ _lpn-salary- mississippi.html#ixzz30Culnect

12 Salary Rankings In terms of annual average salaries, LPNs and LVNs in Mississippi ranked 47th in the nation in 2009, finishing ahead of only Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota and West Virginia for this occupation. The top-paying state for LPNs and LVNs in May 2009 was Connecticut, with average wages of $25.15 per hour or roughly $52,300 per year, more than 50 per cent higher than the Mississippi average. Read more: salary-mississippi.html#ixzz30Cv9rpZZhttp://www.ehow.com/about_ _lpn- salary-mississippi.html#ixzz30Cv9rpZZ

13 Rankings For the United States as a whole, the average wages for LPNs and LVNs were $19.66 per hour in May 2009, or approximately $40,900 on a yearly basis. The median wages were $19.14 per hour or about $39,820 annually. The lowest-paid 10 per cent of LPNs and LVNs made $13.89 or less per hour, which works out to roughly $28,890 or less per year, while the highest-paid 10 per cent earned $26.49 or more per hour, which is approximately equivalent to $55,090 or more per year. Read more: salary-mississippi.html#ixzz30CvGbyHdhttp://www.ehow.com/about_ _lpn- salary-mississippi.html#ixzz30CvGbyHd

14 EMPLOYMENT AREAS LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES HOSPITALS PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS PRIVATE DUTY TRAVEL NURSING HOSPICE CARE

15 SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS MENTAL HEALTHCARE AND PSYCHIATRIC SETTINGS GROUP HOMES FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES PHYSICIAN’S, NURSE PRACTITIONER’S OFFICES

16 AMBULATORY/SHORT-SHORT SURGERY CENTERS SCHOOL NURSE HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS/INSURANCE COMPANIES TELEHEALTH INDUSTRY NURSING

17 ARMED FORCES PARISH NURSES HEAD START PROGRAMS WEIGHT-LOSS CLINICS CAMP PROGRAMS CRUISE SHIPS/LARGE RESORTS/RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES/ASSISTED LIVING CENTERS

18 WORKING OVERSEAS UNITED BLOOD SERVICE RED CROSS MISSIONARY WORK HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA

19 SPECIALIZED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ALLIED HEALTH AND PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM EDUCATORS OPERATING ROOMS DIALYSIS CENTERS HYPERBARIC MEDICINE PHARMACEUTICAL SALES DENTAL OFFICES VETERINARY CLINICS

20 CHIROPRACTIC CLINICS ACUPUNCTURE CENTERS OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OTHER SPECIALTY CLINICS, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT PERFORM SURGERIES OR OUTPATIENT PROCEDURES. EX. BIOPSIES, COLONOSCOPY, ORAL SURGEONS, ETC.

21 EMERGENCY RESCUE SELF-EMPLOYMENT

22 Continuing Education It is your responsibility to obtain Continuing Education Credits IV Certification Varies State to State Most Facilities Provide CPR and Licensure

23 Mississippi Board of Nursing Licensure Fees

24 Define the following terms: Provider Advocate Communicator Team Member Teacher Leader


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