Maternal Child Nursing Test Success

Maternal Child Nursing Test Success Author Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826141576
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 394
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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative and refreshing study aid is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of maternal-child nursing through unfolding case studies. Nursing content is woven into vivid case vignettes that evolve over time, thus engaging students and helping them develop critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. The text also serves as a comprehensive workbook for students preparing for the NCLEX-RN®. It is the only maternal-child nursing review text to integrate content with practice and professional responsibilities to foster an engrossing real-world learning experience. The case vignettes are based on actual cases and incorporate all core content topics (assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care) for maternal-child nursing and NCLEX-RN® success. The book includes multiple choice, matching, true/false and calculation questions, each related to the unfolding clinical situation. Exercise answers with rationale appear at the end of each chapter. References at the end of the book facilitate self-remediation. Nurse-educators will also find this resource helpful for simulation experiences, classroom cases, group projects, and clinical conferences. Key Features: Reviews maternal-child nursing core content for course learning and test review prep, as well as for NCLEX-RN® success Uses unfolding, real-life case vignettes to integrate core content with practice and professional responsibilities Covers all types of NCLEX-style questions for greater test familiarity Incorporates online resources for use in clinical settings Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse"



Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success

Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success Author Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826193940
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 448
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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative text uses unfolding case studies as a compelling vehicle for learning fundamental nursing content. Unlike traditional vignettes, these case studies evolve over time as real-life situations, better enabling students to develop the skills they need to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques in new situations. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for nursing students about to embark on the NCLEX-RN. The text incorporates all types of NCLEX-style questions into the unfolding case studies to facilitate exam preparation. This method offers a unique study opportunity that integrates all fundamental concepts and skills application with practice and professional role responsibilities. The patient care content areas that are needed for NCLEX-RN success--safe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven into an engaging format. References at the end of each chapter provide guidance for additional study as needed. Electronic and web resources provide quick access to valuable web-delivered information that will be useful in a clinical setting. eBook versions of this text will take the reader directly to the web resource. Key Features: Integrates core nursing concepts and content into unfolding case studies Provides engaging test review preparation for course success and NCLEX-RN test success Offers students a refreshing new study option and relief from endless Q&A format offered by other content review books Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse" Incorporates all types of NCLEX-style questions into unfolding case studies



Community Health Nursing Test Success

Community Health Nursing Test Success Author Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826171337
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 320
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This innovative case study review for community health nursing students features a unique format that facilitates active learning through the use of unfolding case studies. Unlike other content review books, it builds content right into vivid case studies to foster greater retention of the material. Additionally, because these case studies evolve over time, they mimic real-life situations and help students to develop critical thinking and organizational skills. The Review features, in great depth, the spectrum of requisite community health nursing information with the inclusion of current Quality & Safety Education (QSEN) competencies. It covers patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. The Review is enhanced by such mobile device resources as PubMed and AHRQ guidelines to simulate the method nurses currently use to access clinical information. These web links and resources are incorporated into the unfolding cases to further replicate realistic clinical situations in which the point-of-care/point-of-need access to information is used for decision support. Community Health Nursing Test Success will serve as both a course review and NCLEX-RN review with embedded links to access further information. It includes over 200 NCLEX-style questions in a variety of formats. Key Features: Uses unfolding case studies to mimic actual practice situations Embeds content into unfolding case studies to facilitate active learning Uses mobile device resources to simulate a true clinical environment Serves as both a course review and an NCLEX-RN review Builds web links and resources into unfolding case studies to replicate realistic clinical situations



Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success

Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success Author Ruth A. Wittmann-Price
ISBN-10 9780826110381
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 205
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Medical Surgical Nursing Test Success

Medical Surgical Nursing Test Success Author Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826195777
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 336
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This is a unique case study reference for students in the medical surgical nursing core course and a review/workbook for students about to embark on the NCLEX-RN exam. Unlike other reviews, the book embeds required information into compelling, unfolding case studiesóstudies that evolve over timeóin order to promote active learning and facilitate knowledge retention. These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for NCLEX-RN success in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN successósafe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style question formats are used throughout the book to help students assess their own learning. Additionally, eResource links to additional information are included throughout the book. Key Features: Uses unique unfolding case study method to present medical-surgical concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills Provides all of types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Offers eResources throughout the Review for enhanced learning opportunities



Pediatric Nursing Test Success

Pediatric Nursing Test Success Author Susan Parnell Scholtz, PhD, RN
ISBN-10 9780826171375
Release 2014-08-13
Pages 344
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This novel resource for course content review of pediatric nursing and NCLEX-RN preparation features a potent learning techniqueóthe use of unfolding case studiesóto enhance critical thinking skills and enable students to think like a practicing nurse. Covering both basic and advanced nursing concepts of caring for children and families, this format embeds required content into compelling, real-life scenarios that evolve over time. These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN success are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style questions are used throughout the book to familiarize students with the exam format and to help them assess their own learning. The book includes engaging eResources for enriched learning experiences. It will also be of value to faculty as a make-up guide for students who miss clinical hours, and as a reference for scenarios with standardized patients or role-play situations. Key Features: Uses unique unfolding case study method that embeds basic and advanced pediatric nursing care concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Helps to foster problem-solving and critical thinking techniques Provides all types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Includes eResources throughout for enhanced learning opportunities



Maternal Child Nursing Care

Maternal Child Nursing Care Author Shannon E. Perry
ISBN-10 9780323096102
Release 2013
Pages 1690
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Written by the foremost experts in maternity and pediatric nursing, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 5th Edition offers the accurate, practical information you need to succeed in the classroom, the clinical setting, and on the NCLEX® examination. This new edition offers numerous content updates throughout the text to keep you up-to-date on the latest topics and best practices. Plus hundreds of illustrations, alert boxes, and tables clarify key content and help you quickly find essential information. Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings. Emergency boxes in the maternity unit guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity and pediatric nursing textbooks combine to ensure delivery of the most accurate, up-to-date content. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as the late preterm infant, fetal heart rate pattern identification, obesity in the pregnant woman, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, and childhood obesity. NEW! Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes including QSEN KSAs (knowledge, skills, attitudes) provide the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care. NEW! Medication Alerts stress medication safety concerns for better therapeutic management. NEW! Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.



Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio

Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio Author Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826120397
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 208
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"[A] great guide and resource for a nurse at any level who wishes to construct and present a professional nurse portfolio."--Journal for Nurses in Professional Development "With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios." Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure. This volume will help nursing academics: Assess their strengths and weaknesses Write a personal statement Demonstrate their teaching skills Showcase their research/scholarship Organize and present their portfolio Develop an E-portfolio The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators. Key Features: Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenure Organized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolio Includes numerous examples from real-life portfolios Features "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse faculty Provides recommendations for achieving academic advancement Based on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication



Saunders Strategies for Test Success

Saunders Strategies for Test Success Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 PSU:000067150922
Release 2010
Pages 324
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This book and companion CD offer 500 questions to help readers practice the skills they are learning and gain realistic test-taking experience for the NCLEX examination. Key topics are covered including tips to help readers tackle any nursing test.



Certified Nurse Educator CNE Review Manual Second Edition

Certified Nurse Educator  CNE  Review Manual  Second Edition Author Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826110077
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 440
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"This is a treasure trove for those preparing for the CNE examination. For those adding certification to their goals list, this book is a must have."--Doody's Medical Reviews "I truly believe that your book made it possible for me to successfully complete the CNE exam! It truly is the only book you need to pass the CNE exam - I'm living proof! Thanks so much! I learned a lot from your book and intend to keep it on my desk for future reference!" -Sue Carroll, MSN, RN Sentara College of Health Sciences This is the only CNE review book for both novice and expert nurse educators that offers a systematic approach to preparing for the CNE Certification Exam. This concise Manual is aligned with the NLNís test blueprint to reflect not only requisite knowledge but also the percentages of content distribution in the new test plan. The book is organized into fifteen chapters that address the core content of topics outlined in the exam blueprint. Additionally, each chapter is organized into bite-size segments to facilitate ease of use. Chapters contains case studies, tips for test success, and critical thinking questions along with web links for accessing additional content on a particular topic. Review questions complete each chapter and a sample CNE test is provided. Three practice tests are also included along with an answer key and rationale for self-assessment. New to the Second Edition: Reflects shifting paradigms in nursing education Focuses on specific change theory, mentoring, incivility, curriculum design, and technology Revises content to reflect the new NLN CNL test plan Includes additional questions and teaching examples



Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam

Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam Author Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
ISBN-10 9780826120120
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 442
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The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use. ;Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University Health professionals embarking on a career teaching simulation are embracing a world of innovation in which both teacher and student can develop their healthcare skills more rapidly and promote better patient outcomes. This is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format. This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification. KEY FEATURES: Comprises the first review book for the CHSE exam Follows the CHSE test blueprint Fosters optimal learning and retention through use of a pithy outline format Provides Teaching Tips feature for best simulation practice Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes that focus on current research Incorporates case studies, 230+ test questions, end-of-chapter practice questions, and test-taking strategies The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and CHSE marks are trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This manual is an independent publication and is not endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the Society.



Maternal child Nursing

Maternal child Nursing Author Paulette D. Rollant
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0086701323
Release 2001
Pages 639
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Part of a three-book review series, "Maternity & Pediatric Nursing" provides students with essential, need-to-know nursing content for both course study and NCLEX-RN test preparation. An outline format that condenses and simplifies the most important content serves as a convenient supplement to traditional course textbooks and classroom notes.



Predicting Success on State Board Examinations for an Associate Degree Nursing Program

Predicting Success on State Board Examinations for an Associate Degree Nursing Program Author Edna Hermansen Coverdale
ISBN-10 UOM:39015074103550
Release 1979
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Predicting Success on State Board Examinations for an Associate Degree Nursing Program has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Predicting Success on State Board Examinations for an Associate Degree Nursing Program also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Predicting Success on State Board Examinations for an Associate Degree Nursing Program book for free.



Maternal and Newborn Success

Maternal and Newborn Success Author Margot De Sevo
ISBN-10 9780803666511
Release 2016-10-19
Pages 528
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Assure your mastery of maternal and newborn nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. An easy-to-follow format parallels the content of your course, topic by topic, resulting in maternal and newborn content made manageable. The 3rd Edition of this popular resource features multiple-choice and alternate-format questions that reflect the latest advances in maternal-newborn nursing and the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you critically analyze the question types. You’ll also find a wealth of alternate-format questions, including fill in the blank and select all that apply (SATA).



Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN   Examination Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 9781455737529
Release 2013-12-07
Pages 1184
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Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam — complete content review and over 5,100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, and updated to reflect the most current NCLEX test plan, Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don’t just take our word for it — read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it! UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option, and guiding you to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Exam. UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including a detailed rationale and textbook reference. All alternate item-format questions are included, with multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration, chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to provide practice with prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills. UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. Exam preparation chapters include test-taking strategies, the CAT format, transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse, and the NCLEX-RN exam from a new graduate's perspective. A comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan. NEW and UNIQUE! A summary of key changes to the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plan is included in the front of the book. New! More practice questions have been added to the book and online, bringing the total to 5,172 questions. New! Tracking of practice results on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to check your progress.



Successful Problem Solving and Test Taking for Beginning Nursing Students

Successful Problem Solving and Test Taking for Beginning Nursing Students Author Patricia A. Hoefler
ISBN-10 1565330390
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 235
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Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing Author Mary Ann Hogan (MSN.)
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0083561159
Release 2003
Pages 323
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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the new Prentice Hall Reviews and Rationales Series! This 9-book series has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concentrated review of important nursing knowledge in the following content areas: Child Health Nursing Maternal-Newborn Nursing Mental Health Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing Pathophysiology Pharmacology Nursing Fundamentals Nutrition and Diet Therapy Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance The books in this series have been designed for use either by current nursing students as a study aid for nursing course work or NCLEX-RN licensing exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking a comprehensive yet concise review of a nursing specialty or subject area. This series is truly unique. One of its most special features is that it has been authored by a large team of nurse educators from across the United States and Canada to ensure that each chapter is written by a nurse expert in the content area under study. Prentice Hall Health representatives from across North America submitted names of nurse educators and/or clinicians who excel in their respective fields, and these authors were then invited to write a chapter in one or more books. The consulting editor for each book, who is also an expert in that specialty area, then reviewed all chapters submitted for comprehensiveness and accuracy. The series editor designed the overall series in collaboration with a core Prentice Hall team to take full advantage of Prentice Hall's cutting edge technology, and also reviewed the chapters in each book. All books in the series are identical in their overall design for your convenience (further details follow at the end of this section). As an added value, each book comes with a comprehensive support package, including free CD-ROM, free companion website access, and a Nursing Notes card for quick clinical reference. STUDY TIPS Use of this review book should help simplify your study. To make the most of your valuable study time, also follow these simple but important suggestions: Use a weekly calendar to schedule study sessions. Outline the timeframes for all of your activities (home, school, appointments, etc.) on a weekly calendar. Find the "holes" in your calendar—the times in which you can plan to study. Add study sessions to the calendar at times when you can expect to be mentally alert and follow it! Create the optimal study environment. Eliminate external sources of distraction, such as television, telephone, etc. Eliminate internal sources of distraction, such as hunger, thirst, or dwelling on items or problems that cannot be worked on at the moment. Take a break for 10 minutes or so after each hour of concentrated study both as a reward and an incentive to keep studying. Use pre-reading strategies to increase comprehension of chapter material. Skim the headings in the chapter (because they identify chapter content). Read the definitions of key terms, which will help you learn new words to comprehend chapter information. Review all graphic aids (figures, tables, boxes) because they are often used to explain important points in the chapter. Read the chapter thoroughly but at a reasonable speed. Comprehension and retention are actually enhanced by not reading too slowly. Do take the time to reread any section that is unclear to you. Summarize what you have learned. Use questions supplied with this book, CD-ROM, and companion website to test your recall of chapter content. Review again any sections that correspond to questions you answered incorrectly or incompletely. TEST TAKING STRATEGIES Use the following strategies to increase your success on multiple-choice nursing tests or examinations: Get sufficient sleep and have something to eat before taking a test. Take deep breaths during the test as needed. Remember, the brain requires oxygen and glucose as fuel. Avoid concentrated sweets before a test, however, to avoid rapid upward and then downward surges in blood glucose levels. Read each question carefully, identifying the stem, the four options, and any key words or phrases in either the stem or options. Key words in the stem such as "most important" indicate the need to set priorities, since more than one option is likely to contain a statement that is technically correct. Remember that the presence of absolute words such as "never" or "only" in an option is more likely to make that option incorrect. Determine who is the client in the question; often this is the person with the health problem, but it may also be a significant other, relative, friend, or another nurse. Decide whether the stem is a true response stem or a false response stem. With a true response stem, the correct answer will be a true statement, and vice-versa. Determine what the question is really asking, sometimes referred to as the issue of the question. Evaluate all answer options in relation to this issue, and not strictly to the "correctness" of the statement in each individual option. Eliminate options that are obviously incorrect, then go back and reread the stem. Evaluate the remaining options against the stem once more. If two answers seem similar and correct, try to decide whether one of them is more global or comprehensive. If the global option includes the alternative option within it, it is likely that the more global response is the correct answer. THE NCLEX-RN LICENSING EXAMINATION The NCLEX-RN licensing examination is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) that ranges in length from 75 to 265 individual (stand-alone) test items, depending on individual performance during the examination. Upon graduation from a nursing program, successful completion of this exam is the gateway to your professional nursing practice. The blueprint for the exam is reviewed and revised every three years by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing according to the results of a job analysis study of new graduate nurses (practicing within the first six months after graduation). Each question on the exam is coded to oneClient Need Categoryand one or moreIntegrated Concepts and Processes. Client Need Categories There are 4 categories of client needs, and each exam will contain a minimum and maximum percent of questions from each category. Each major category has subcategories within it. TheClient Needcategories according to the NCLEX-RN Test Plan effective April 2001 are as follows: Safe, Effective Care Environment Management of Care (7-13%) Safety and Infection Control (5-11 %) Health Promotion and Maintenance Growth and Development Throughout the Lifespan (7-13%) Prevention and Early Detection of Disease (5-11 %) Psychosocial Integrity Coping and Adaptation (5-11%) Psychosocial Adaptation (5-11%) Physiological Integrity Basic Care and Comfort (7-13%) Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies (5-11%) Reduction of Risk Potential (12-18.%) Physiological Adaptation (12-18%) Integrated Concepts and Processes The integrated concepts and processes identified on the NCLEX-RN Test Plan effective April 2001, with condensed definitions, are as follows: Nursing Process: a scientific problem-solving approach used in nursing practice; consisting of assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Caring: client-nurse interaction(s) characterized by mutual respect and trust and directed toward achieving desired client outcomes. Communication and Documentation: verbal and/or nonverbal interactions between nurse and others (client, family, health care team); a written or electronic recording of activities or events that occur during client care. Cultural Awareness: knowledge and sensitivity to the client's beliefs/values and how these might impact on the client's healthcare experience. Self-Care: assisting clients to meet their health care needs, which may include maintaining health or restoring function. Teaching/Learning: facilitating client's acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to behavior change. More detailed information about this examination may be obtained by visiting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website athttp://www.ncsbn.organd viewing theNCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOK Chapter Organization Each chapter has the following elements to guide you during review and study: Chapter Objectives: describe what you will be able to know or do after learning the material covered in the chapter. OBJECTIVES: Review basic principles of growth and development. Describe major physical expectations for each developmental age group. Identify developmental milestones for various age groups. Discuss the reactions to illness and hospitalization for children at various stages of development. Review at a Glance: contains a glossary of key terms used in the chapter, with definitions provided up-front and available at your fingertips, to help you stay focused and make the best use of your study time. Pretest: this 10-question multiple choice test provides a sample overview of content covered in the chapter and helps you decide what areas need the most—or the least—review. Practice to Pass questions: these are open-ended questions that stimulate critical thinking and reinforce mastery of the chapter content. NCLEX Alerts: the NCLEX icon identifies information or concepts that are likely to be tested on the NCLEX licensing examination. Be sure to learn the information flagged by this type of icon. Case Study: found at the end of the chapter, it provides an opportunity for you to use your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to "put it all together;" it describes a true-to-life client case situation and asks you open-ended questions about how you would provide care for that client and/or family. Posttest: a 10-question multiple-choice test at the end of the chapter provides new questions that are representative of chapter content, and provide you with feedback about mastery of that content following review and study. All pretest and posttest questions contain rationales for the correct answer, and are coded according to the phase of the nursing process used and the NCLEX category of client need (called the Test Plan). The Test plan codes are PHYS (Physiological Integrity), PSYC (Psychosocial Integrity), SECE (Safe Effective Care Environment), and HPM (Health Promotion and Maintenance). CD-ROM For those who want to practice taking tests on a computer, the CD-ROM that accompanies the book contains the pretest and posttest questions found in all chapters of the book. In addition, it contains 10 NEW questions for each chapter to help you further evaluate your knowledge base and hone your test-taking skills. In several chapters, one of the questions will have embedded art to use in answering the question. Some of the newly developed NCLEX test items are also designed in this way, so these items will give you valuable practice with this type of question. Companion Website (CW) The companion website is a "virtual" reference for virtually all your needs! The CW contains the following: 50 NCLEX-style questions: 10 pretest, 10 posttest, 10 CD-ROM, and 20 additional new questions Definitions of key terms: the glossary is also stored on the companion website for ease of reference In Depth With NCLEX: features drawings or photos that are each accompanied by a one- to two-paragraph explanation. These are especially useful when describing something that is complex, technical (such as equipment), or difficult to mentally visualize. Suggested Answers to Practice to Pass and Case Study Questions: easily located on the website, these allow for timely feedback for those who answer chapter questions on the web. Nursing Notes Clinical Reference Card This laminated card provides a reference for frequently used facts and information related to the subject matter of the book. These are designed to be useful in the clinical setting, when quick and easy access to information is so important! ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH NURSING BOOK Chapters in this book cover "need-to-know" information about mental health nursing, including major diagnostic categories. Additional chapters focus on special topics such as crisis intervention and suicide; victims of abuse; loss and grief; and the psychological adaptation to medical illness. Since mental health questions are unique and cause many students distress, Chapter 1 discusses effective test-taking techniques and strategies that will be specifically helpful when answering mental health questions. Mastery of the information in this book and effective use of the test-taking strategies described will help the student be confident and successful when answering psychosocial integrity questions on the NCLEX-RN.