Hurst Reviews NCLEX-RN Review / Edition 1

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Overview

Ace the NCLEX-RN—with the help of nursing review pioneer Marlene Hurst!

Use Marlene's unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half

Based on Marlene Hurst's phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies—all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!

NCLEX-RN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-RN, not against it.

Features:

  • A complete NCLEX-RN toolkit—from the world's most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX
  • Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales
  • Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half!
  • An eye-catching four-color format
  • “Marlene Moments”—Marlene's humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed
  • “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”—valuable tips that reveal the rationale behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination
  • Downloadable material includes 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus downloadable MP3 audio tips from Marlene Hurst's award-winning NCLEX reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071484312
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/4/2008
  • Series: Hurst Reviews Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 620
  • Sales rank: 86,118
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marlene Hurst, RN, MSN, FNP-R, CCRN-R is Presdient of Hurst Review Services, in Brookhaven, MS. Started in 1988, the company's staff has taught

over thirty thousand students each year how to succeed in nursing school and on the

NCLEX exam.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, April Foster, RN, BSN, CCRN
Preface
1. Let's Get It Started in Here!
2. The Process You Must Go Through
3. How is This Test Different?
4. NCLEX-RN—Fact or Fiction?
5. Let's Make Sense of the Test Plan!
6. Basic Test-Taking Strategies
7. How to Tackle a Priority Question?
8. Management and Delegation
9. Why Do I Really Have to Understand "the Nursing Process"?
10. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Therapeutic Communication
11. Pharmacology in a Nutshell
12. Potential Test Question Topics According to the RN Test Plan
13. Cool Charts You Just Have to Know
14. A Day in the Life
15. I've Already Failed Once...What Do I Do Now?
16. Tips for International Students
17. Sample Test Questions:

  • Safe and Effective Care Environment
    —Management of Care
    —Safety and Infection Control
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance
  • Psychosocial Integrity
  • Physiological Integrity
    —Basic Care and Comfort
    —Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
    —Reduction of Risk Potential
    —Physiological Adaptation
18. Directory of State Boards of Nursing
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

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    Unlike the previous reviewer(nursing instructor) I like the core content and Marlene's approach to studying for the NCLEX! I attended one of the live Hurst Reviews at the beginning of January 2008 it was my last semester in nursing school! I enjoyed the teaching process that was utilized. After graduating a few weeks ago, several of us attended another live review. Everyone that I know that has attended or used this book loved it. I would recommend Marlene's review course along with this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2008

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    As a nursing instructor for over 7 years I was curious to read this review book. I had heard a lot about the Hurst Review and its claim of success. After reviewing the questions included I am surprised- most were written at the knowledge or comprehension level and I only saw a few written at the application level. Any nurse educator will tell you that to successfully pass NCLEX a student needs to answer questions on the application, analysis and synthesis levels. The answers were also obvious for many questions (the correct answer was longer than the rest) and the stems were extremely long. After taking numerous item writing courses and educational presentations about the NCLEX and test taking skills, I honestly don't think this review book is effective. As a nursing instructor I would hesitate to recommend this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    I saw Marlene Hurst as a speaker in Atlantic City at the NJNS convention. She is absolutely wonderful! She has a way of explaining and reviewing subjects like Fluids, etc. in a way that a student will remember them. She is also very entertaining. So many students wanted to get her book to prepare them for the NCLEX because they loved her speak so much. I was looking through her book at the exhibit center in Atlantic City. To me, you are better off using the CD,although the book looked like a very good review and reference guide, as Marlene's personality and way of making you laugh 'yes, laugh about fluid and electrolytes' will come shining through. You know a good speaker when the speaker does not use power point or notes. She spoke continuously for about 45 minutes on the subject of fluids and kept everyone alert and captivated every minute. Nobody was restless in their seat, leaving, or dozing off. Now that is a sign of a good speaker!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    My book was missing the CD. I think the book itself was okay but

    My book was missing the CD. I think the book itself was okay but I wanted the disc to help with my studies... :/

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    The headline is accurate & I can understand everything.

    This book is good for review for NCLEX RN & I refer it for my friend & I ca understand everything.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Great book for nursing students of all levels

    I learned so much from this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

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    The companion CD is awful!

    The book is quite good for studying. Keeps your attention, not boring. HOWEVER! The first test I took on the CD had two obvious mistakes. There are a few more questions that I need to look up, but I'm sure there are more errors. Plus the rationales only repeat the question and answer. It doesn't actually give you a rationale. Again - great book, but CD is terrible and very unreliable. I have already sent a complaint to the publisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2009

    THIS IS THE BEST NCLEX BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    most nclex books are so boring............but with this book i was able to retain so much more with the way it is written... the authors sense of humor is a breath of fresh air ONE EXCELLENT NCLEX BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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