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Get everything you need to review for the NCLEX-PN exam from one trusted source! This unique, bestselling review and preparation guide offers the perfect combination of core content review, practice questions, comprehensive rationales, and detailed test-taking strategies from the NCLEX expert herself: Linda Silvestri. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this new edition features over 4,200 high-quality review questions in the book and on the companion Evolve website to help you hone your understanding of all the important NCLEX-PN content areas. More than 4,200 practice questions in the text and companion Evolve site provide ample testing practice in both print and electronic format - 500 more than the last edition! 15 pharmacology chapters address the emphasis on pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN exam. Hundreds of alternate item formats - including multiple response, ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure, chart/exhibit, audio, graphic option, and video questions - prepare you for this additional component of the new NCLEX-PN test plan. Pyramid points identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN test plan. Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of the chapter, guidance on what content to focus on, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan. Comprehensive exam consisting of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan. Updated content and questions reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan. New full-color design makes for a more visually engaging learning experience. Priority Nursing Actions boxes outline and explain clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including detailed rationales and textbook references to help strengthen your prioritizing skills in clinical and testing situations. Pyramid Alert boxes reinforce learning of essential content frequently tested on the NCLEX-PN exam. New video and graphic option questions familiarize you with all the alternate item format question types. New chapter on Physical Assessment of the Adult Client highlights the key components of physical examination and health history often encountered on the NCLEX-PNŽ exam.
Table of Contents
|NCLEX-PN Exam Preparation|
|The NCLEX-PN Examination|
|Preparing for the NCLEX Exam: Transitional Issues for the Foreign-Educated Nurse|
|Pathways to Success|
|The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Student's Perspective|
|Issues in Nursing|
|Ethical and Legal Issues|
|Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care|
|Fluids and Electrolytes|
|Nutritional Components of Care|
|Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration|
|Hygiene and Safety|
|Medication and Intravenous Administration|
|Basic Life Support|
|Perioperative Nursing Care|
|Care of a Client with a Tube|
|Female Reproductive System|
|Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions|
|Labor and Delivery and Associated Complications|
|The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications|
|Care of the Newborn|
|Maternity and Newborn Medications|
|Growth and Development Across the Life Span|
|Theories of Growth and Development|
|Care of the Older Client|
|Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disorders|
|Eye, Ear, Throat, and Respiratory Disorders|
|Metabolic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disorders|
|Renal and Urinary Disorders|
|Hematological and Oncological Disorders|
|Communicable Diseases and Acquired Immunodefiency Syndrome|
|Pediatric Medication Administration|
|The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder|
|The Adult Client with an Oncological Disorder|
|The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Renal System Disorder|
|The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder|
|The Eye and the Ear|
|Ophthalmic and Otic Medications|
|The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder|
|The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder|
|The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder|
|Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing|
|Mental Health Disorders|
|Crisis Theory and Intervention|
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