Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review

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Overview

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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. Different from 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.

As the student works through the unfolding case studies, the vision of practicing as a professional nurse who is actively problem-solving takes shape. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826193933
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 309,552
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, is Associate Clinical Professor, Chair of the MSN Advanced Practice Role Department, and Coordinator of Informatics Projects at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
She is a certified nurse informaticist and has been the recipient of several grants. Dr. Cornelius has collaborated on the development of mobile applications as Coordinator of Informatics Projects including the Patient Assessment and Care Plan Development (PACPD) tool, which is a PDA tool with a Web-based companion, and Gerontology Reasoning Informatics Programs (the GRIP project). She is co-Editor of Cornelius/Gallagher-Gordon, PDA Connections (LWW), an innovative textbook designed to teach healthcare professionals how to use mobile devices for 'point-of-care' access of information, and Maternal-Child Test Success Through Unfolding Case Study Review (2011). She has written 6 book chapters and has published 19 journal articles on her work. Dr. Cornelius has delivered numerous peer-reviewed presentations in the US, Spain, Canada, and Korea.

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price is chairperson and professor at Francis Marion University department of nursing in South Carolina. Ruth A. Wittmann-Price has been an obstetrical/women's health nurse for 32 years. She received her AAS & BSN degree from Felician College in Lodi NJ (1978, 1981) and her MS as a Perinatal CNS from Columbia University, NYC (1983). Ruth completed her PhD at Widener University, Chester (2006) and was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence. She developed a mid-range nursing theory "Emancipated Decision-making in Women's Health Care". Besides continuing her research about decisional science, she studies developmental outcomes of preterm infants. She has also been the Director of Nursing Research for Hahnemann University Hospital (2007 - 2010) to oversee all evidence-based practice projects for nursing. Hahnemann University Hospital was awarded initial Magnet status (AACN) in December of 2009. Ruth has taught all levels of nursing students over the past 15 years (AAS, BSN, MSN and DNP) and completed an international service-learning trip (2007) to rural Mexico with undergraduate nursing and physician assistant students. She was the coordinator for the Nurse Educator track in DrNP program at Drexel University in Philadelphia (2007 - 2010) and sits on four dissertation committees. Ruth is co-editor and chapter contributor of five books, Nursing Education: Foundations for Practice Excellence (2007) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. (AJN Book of the Year Award winner 2007) and The Certified Nurse Examination (CNE) Review Manual (2012), Springer Publishing, NYC, NCLEX-RN EXCEL Test success through unfolding case study review, Maternal-Child Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding case Study Review (2012); Fundamentals Nursing Test Success: An Unfolding Case Study Review (2013); and Nursing Concept Care Maps for Safe Patient Care (2013): F. A. Davis. She has published chapters, The Newborn at Risk (2009) in Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families (Ward, S. & Hinsley, S. Eds.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, a section in Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world (Fitzpatrick, Shultz, & Aiken, Eds.), NYC: NLN & Springer Publishers and over 20 journal articles.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Understanding Your Nursing Education and the Need for NCLEX-RN Success!

2. Nursing History, Theory, and Importance of Evidence-Based Practice

3. Health Care Delivery Today

4. Health and Wellness Concepts of Patients and Families

5. Understanding Human Growth and Development Theory

6. Applying Growth and Development Concepts to Health Promotion

7. The Nursing Process: Assessment

8. The Nursing Process: Nursing Diagnosis

9. Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation of Nursing Care

10. Care Delivery Models

11. Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

12. Communication

13. Patient Education

14. Documentation

15. Patient Psychosocial Concepts

16. Vital Signs

17. Infection Control

18. Medication Administration-Part I

19. Medications-Part II

20. Complementary or Alternative Medications and Therapies

21. Patient Mobility and Safety

22. Hygiene and Oxygen Therapy

23. Fluid and Electrolytes

24. Sleep and Comfort

25. Nutrition

26. Urinary Elimination

27. Bowel Elimination

28. Immobility

29. Wounds and Sensory Considerations

30. Perioperative Nursing

Index

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