NCLEX Review: Strategies And Skills

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 72%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $18.98   
  • New (1) from $40.58   
  • Used (5) from $18.98   


A Must-Have Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN!

NCLEX Review: Strategies and Skills is the perfect test prep for all RN and LPN candidates! This unique review guide presents a 5-step approach to answering NCLEX questions and focuses on essential test taking strategies specific to the new NCLEX test plan. Each step in the approach is accompanied by NCLEX practice questions, anecdotes from nurses who¡¯ve passed the NCLEX exam, hints, tricks, and proven guidelines.

Topics include:

¡ñ NCLEX¨CRN and NCLEX¨CPN Test Plans

¡ñ Test-Taking Skills and Strategies

¡ñ 5-Step Approach to Answering NCLEX Questions

¡ñ Strategies for Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, Image/Hot Spot Questions, Prioritizing/Ordering Response Questions

¡ñ Physical and Emotional Test Preparation

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763752262
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 288,452
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

What Is a Skill? 4

What Is a Strategy? 5

Developing and Nurturing Skills and Strategies 5

Habits: They Can Hurt You 6

ABC: What It Means for the NCLEX 7

Summary 9

Student Profile 1 9

Student Profile 2 10

Chapter 2 NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Test Plans 11

NCLEX-RN Test Plan 13

Client Needs 13

Integrated Processes 14

Overview of Content 14

NCLEX-PN Test Plan 16

Client Needs 16

Integrated Processes 17

Overview of Content 17

Chapter 3 Examples of Test-Taking Skills and Strategies 21

Skills and Strategies 23

Example Questions and Rationales 23

Using a Mnemonic System 54

Summary 56

Chapter 4 The 5-Step Approach to Answering NCLEX Questions 57

Start with the Basics 59

The 5-Step Approach 61

Step 1 61

Step 2 64

Step 3 65

Step 4 66

Step 5 67

Alternatives to Numbering Answers, or Using Step 1 68

Practice and Habits 71

Practice Questions 72

Chapter 5 Alternate Format Questions 77

What Are Alternate Format Questions? 79

Multiple Response Multiple Choice Questions 79

Prioritizing/Ordering Response Questions 81

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions 82

Image/Hot Spot Questions 84

Summary 86

Practice Questions 86

Chapter 6 Physical and Emotional Preparation 93

What's Next? 95

Overcoming Fear 95

Talk to Yourself 96

Additional Test-Taking Tactics 98

Nutritional Preparation 100

Be a Loner for a Day 102

Student Profile 3 61

Chapter 7 Comprehensive Examination I 107

Chapter 8 Comprehensive Examination II 169

Chapter 9 Comprehensive Examination III 235

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 26, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    hightly recommend

    Very detailed and self explanatory, good for nursing students and scholars.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)