NCLEX-RN EXCEL: Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review

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Overview

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NCLEX-RN? EXCEL-Learn to think like a nurse on the exam.

NCLEX-RN? EXCEL contains the single most effective preparatory tool for success on the exam: the unfolding case study review. Based on the successful NCLEX-RN EXCEL methodology used in the Drexel University program, this is the only review book to utilize the unfolding case study approach to help you master test content. This approach promotes interactive learning through case vignettes and simulation environments, providing a clear, conceptual basis for test content.

The unfolding case studies closely mimic real-life situations in nursing, providing situational models that assist students to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques when taking the actual test.

Unlike all competing books, this book helps you to contextualize the information you need to pass the test. This innovative methodology is more effective than just practice questions alone, and has resulted in exceedingly high success rates.

Key features:

  • A systematic review of content from the new client needs test plan and the updated 2010 test blueprint
  • Skill development in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care
  • Rapid Response Tips (RRT) to help master content quickly and easily
  • Key knowledge required for the test built into engaging case vignettes
  • Pharmacology and medication administration principles incorporated into each chapter
  • Full explanations of test answers at the end of each chapter

If you want to get past the drudgery of flashcards, endless practice questions, and test-taking tricks-if you want a deeper understanding of the test material-get NCLEX-RN? EXCEL.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826106001
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 954,522
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Reap Thompson, MSN, RN, CNE is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Nursing & Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and has previously developed and reviewed test questions for NCLEX under the direction of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Ms. Thompson also has an interest in Patient Safety, Infection Control and Legal Issues and served as a Clinical Safety Coordinator in Risk Management. She has over 25 years experience in nursing and has worked in the areas of Critical Care, Emergency Department and was the Director of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. Ms. Thompson has published two book chapters and two refereed abstracts, the latter on the use of standardized patients and the human simulation experience for undergraduate students. She has presented widely on test development and construction and the human simulation experience, nationally and internationally. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau the Nu Eta Chapter and the National League for Nursing.

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

Chapter 1: Strategies for Studying and Taking Standardized Tests

Chapter 2: Medical-Surgical Nursing

Part I: Nursing Care of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disorders

Part II: Nursing Care of the Patient with Pulmonary Disorders

Part III: Nursing Care of the Patient with Renal Disorders

Part IV: Nursing Care of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Disorders

Part V: Nursing Care of the patient with Neurological Disorders

Part VI: Nursing Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 3: Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 4: Women's Health Nursing

Chapter 5: Pediatric Nursing

Chapter 6: Pharmacology

Chapter 7: Community Health Nursing

Chapter 8: Leadership and Management Nursing

Appendices

Appendix A: Health Care Abbreviations

Appendix B: The Process for Applying to take the NCLEX-RN Examination

Appendix C: National Patient Safety Goals and Guidelines

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