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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book, written by a team of editors, contributors and staff with advisory board guidance, is part of the Incredibly Easy series and includes a CD-ROM.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist students in learning how to take a test, preparing them for patient care, and helping them prepare for the future. The objectives are worthy and the authors meet them.
Audience: The intended audience includes students and educators who work with them in their quest for success. The authors are very credible authorities.
Features: The book includes all the information needed to succeed in nursing, including study pointers, time and stress management techniques, attitude and motivational tools, note-taking suggestions, memory tips, and test taking strategies. With a focus on nursing knowledge, the book includes clinical care planning guides, sample nursing diagnosis, concepts maps, and information on preparing for certification. Transitional information for the new graduate includes material on finding a job and transitioning to a new role. Special features include "Memory Joggers" to simplify difficult concepts and activity pages. The CD-ROM contains 500 NCLEX style questions and answers including alternative format items.
Assessment: This is a high quality book with very useful information to maximize the probability that nursing students will be successful. The CD-ROM is an additional bonus.