Fundamentals of Nursing: Content Review Plus Practice Questions / Edition 1

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The ideal content review Plus Q&A prep!

Here’s all of the crucial coverage you need to succeed in class and confidently prepare for the NCLEX-RN®.

From nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, and leadership and management to psychological support, infection control and medication administration—easy-to-follow outlines in every chapter review exactly what you need to know.

A unique, visual approach with succinct, bulleted outlines, charts, and illustrations helps you build a solid foundation.

Choose from over 1,000 total questions in the text and on DavisPlus to enhance your skills.

It’s the ideal companion to Fundamentals Success, 3rd Edition by Patricia M. Nugent and Barbara A. Vitale. Both books follow the same organization to help you easily cross-reference the content areas you want to study.

Bring your text to life with DavisPlus online content!

A Plus code in the front of each new book unlocks DavisPlus student content. Two, 75-question exams, unique to DavisPlus, give you even more practice. (Access can also be purchased at

A great resource- much easier to read than our textbook!

– Margy Swenson, Student at Utah State University Eastern

Easy to use. No confusion.

– Shawn Palmer, Student at West Coast University, CA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803637061
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1680
  • Sales rank: 271,459
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


  1. Nursing Within the Context of Contemporary Health Care

    1. Theory-Based Nursing Care
    2. Legal and Ethical Issues
    3. Leadership and Management
    4. Health-Care Delivery
    5. Community-Based Nursing

  2. Psychosociocultural Nursing Care

    1. Nursing Care Across the Life Span
    2. Communication and Documentation
    3. Psychological and Cultural Nursing
    4. Teaching and Learning

  3. Essential Components of Nursing Care

    1. Nursing Process
    2. Physical Assessment
    3. Infection Control and Wound Care
    4. Safety
    5. Medication Administration
    6. Pharmacology

  4. Basic Human Needs and Related Nursing Care

    1. Hygiene
    2. Mobility
    3. Nutrition
    4. Oxygenation
    5. Urinary Elimination
    6. Fluid and Electrolytes
    7. Gastrointestinal System
    8. Pain, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    9. Perioperative Nursing

  5. Alternate Item Formats

    • Alternate Item Formats
    • Answers and Rationales

  6. Comprehensive Final Exam

  • Questions
  • Answers and Rationales


Glossary of English Words Commonly Encountered on Nursing Examinations

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