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Title:
NCLEX-RN 2014-2015 : strategies, practice, & review with practice test
Author:
Irwin, Barbara J., author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kaplan Publishing, [2014]

© 2014
Physical Description:
xvii, 521 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
"Kaplan NCLEX-PN strategies, practice, and review includes :full practice test with detailed rationale and analysis of all question types; review of alternate format questions; exclusive strategies for exam success, including computer adaptive test techniques; 47-item preview of Kaplan's online NCLEX-PN Question Bank"--P. [4] of cover.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. NCLEX-RN exam overview and test taking strategies. 1. Overview of the NCLEX-RN exam : What is the NCLEX-RN exam? ; Content of the NCLEX-RN exam -- 2. General and computer adaptive test strategies : Standardized exams ; What behaviors does the NCLEX-RN exam test? ; Strategies that don't work on the NCLEX-RN exam ; Becoming a better test taker ; NCLEX-RN exam question types ; Alternate test questions ; Multiple-choice test questions ; Critical thinking strategies ; Reword the question ; Eliminate incorrect answer choices ; Don't predict answers ; Recognize expected outcomes ; Read answer choices to obtain clues -- 3. NCLEX-RN exam strategies : The NCLEX-RN exam versus real-world nursing ; Strategies for priority questions ; Strategies for management of care questions ; Strategies for positioning questions ; Strategies for communication questions ; Your NCLEX-RN exam study plan --

pt. 2. NCLEX-RN exam content review and practice. 4. Safe and effective care environment: management of care : Advance directives ; Advocacy ; Case management ; Client rights ; Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams ; Concepts of management ; Confidentiality/information security ; Consultation ; Continuity of care ; Delegation ; Establishing priorities ; Ethical practice ; Information technology ; Informed consent ; Legal rights and responsibilities ; Performance improvement (quality improvement) ; Referrals ; Supervision ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 5. Safe and effective care environment: safety and infection control : Safety background ; Infection control background ; Accident/injury prevention ; Emergency response plan ; Ergonomic principles ; Error prevention ; Handling hazardous and infectious materials ; Home safety ; Reporting of incident/event/irregular occurrence/variance ; Safe use of equipment ; Security plan ; Standard precautions/transmission-based precautions/surgical asepsis ; Use of restraints/safety devices ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 6. Health promotion and maintenance : Aging process ; Ante/intra/postpartum and newborn care ; Developmental stages and transitions ; Health and wellness ; Health promotion/disease prevention ; Health screening ; High-risk behaviors ; Lifestyle choices ; Principles of teaching/learning ; Self-care ; Techniques of physical assessment ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 7. Psychosocial integrity : Abuse/neglect ; Behavioral interventions ; Chemical and other dependencies ; Coping mechanisms ; Crisis intervention ; Cultural diversity ; End of life care ; Family dynamics ; Grief and loss ; Mental health concepts ; Religious and spiritual influences on health ; Sensory/perceptual alterations ; Stress management ; Support systems ; Therapeutic communications ; Therapeutic environment ; The nursing process and psychosocial integrity ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 8. Physiological integrity: basic care and comfort : Assistive devices ; Elimination ; Mobility/immobility ; Non-pharmacological comfort interventions ; Nutrition and oral hydration ; Personal hygiene ; Rest and sleep ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 9. Physiological integrity: pharmacological and parenteral therapies : Adverse effects/contraindications/side effects/interactions ; Blood and blood products ; Central venous access devices ; Dosage calculation ; Expected actions/outcomes ; Medication administration ; Parenteral/intravenous therapies ; Pharmacological pain management ; Total parenteral nutrition ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 10. Physiological integrity: reduction of risk potential : Changes/abnormalities in vital signs ; Diagnostic tests ; Laboratory values ; Potential for alterations in body systems ; Potential for complications of diagnostic tests/treatments/procedures ; Potential for complications from surgical procedures and health alterations ; System-specific assessments ; Therapeutic procedures ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- 11. Physiological integrity: physiological adaptation : Alterations in body systems ; Fluid and electrolyte imbalances ; Hemodynamics ; Illness management ; Medical emergencies ; Pathophysiology ; Unexpected response to therapies ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations --

pt. 3. The practice test. Practice test ; Your practice test scores ; Practice test answers and explanations -- pt. 4. The licensure process. 12. Application, registration, and scheduling : How to apply for the NCLEX-RN exam ; Taking the exam -- 13. Taking the test more than once : You are not alone ; How to interpret unsuccessful test results ; Should you test again? ; How should you begin? -- 14. Essentials for international nurses : NCLEX-RN exam administration abroad ; The CGFNS certificate ; Work visas ; Nursing practice in the United States ; U.S.-style nursing communication ; Sample questions ; Answers to sample questions ; Language ; Kaplan programs for international nurses -- pt. 5. NCLEX-RN exam resources. Appendix A: Summary of critical thinking paths ; Appendix B: Nursing terminology ; Appendix C: Common medical abbreviations ; Appendix D: State licensing requirements ; Appendix E: Pearson professional centers offering NCLEX-RN examinations.
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9781618653796
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Summary

To become a registered nurse in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It is a computer-adaptive test with between 75 and 265 questions that can take up to 6 hours. Each year, around 200,000 nursing students take this exam. Strategies play an important role in passing the NCLEX-RN, which is a critical thinking test requiring students to go beyond simply recognizing facts.

In this guide, test-takers have access to the most effective methods available to guarantee a passing score. Kaplan guarantees that readers will pass using our guide.

Kaplan NCLEX-RN is the only book to combine its unique strategy guide with a comprehensive review designed to meet the challenges of this rigorous exam, including:
*#65533; Full-length practice test
* Chapter-end practice sets
* In-depth analysis of NCLEX-RN question types
* Review of alternate question types
* Detailed answer explanations

With the most challenging practice questions and a bold, user-friendly design, Kaplan NCLEX-RN 2014-2015 Strategies, Practice, and Review with Practice Test will make#65533; you assured and confident on test day.


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Kaplan Nursing is the world's largest provider of NCLEX-RN#65533; exam review in live, live online, and self-paced classrooms. Its partnership with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins also provides nursing schools with Integrated Testing, an easy-to-use benchmark testing solution that helps identify and remediate gaps in nursing knowledge. For more information, visit us at kaplannursing.com .