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Overview

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About the book
Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-PN has helped thousands of nursing students pass their licensure exams throughout the years. Now in its landmark seventh edition, the book blends its outline content review and comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with the exciting possibilities of computer technology. This resource also serves as a very effective review tool during your entire undergraduate nursing education. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you'll find that the Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success across the boards.

Pass NCLEX and Launch Your Career!
Our technology solutions allow you to gain more practice and review. The CD-ROM will give you an assessment of your preparedness for the NCLEX-PN.

About the Author
In 1976, Sandra F. Smith co-founded National Nursing Review to conduct review courses and publish test preparation books for RN licensure candidates. Many of her review course faculty have been active contributors and editorial advisors to her review books. Mrs. Smith also formulated the RN and PN software programs and the PN assessment test published by National Nursing Review. Additionally, she has published several NCLEX review texts and three nursing skills textbooks for undergraduate programs, including Clinical Nursing Skills. Sandra F. Smith received her BS/RN degree from Skidmore College and her masters degrees in public health and psychiatric nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She held teaching positions at University ofCalifornia, San Francisco and San Jose State University. She is a doctoral candidate at the School of Education, Stanford University.

About the Series
Success Across the Boards is a study system that revolutionizes exam preparation for a variety of health care professions. By integrating interactive technology with authoritative content and realistic sample test questions, Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-PN will help you join the many others who have used these materials to achieve success on the boards. The series is comprised of test preparation resources for the following health care professions:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Emergency Medical Services

This book contains all the information needed to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Comprehensive, current, and logically presented in the nursing process, this book is organized by clinical area. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a simulated NCLEX exam.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130891211
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/15/2000
  • Edition description: 10TH BK&CR
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 8.33 (w) x 10.83 (h) x 1.21 (d)

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PREFACE

The purpose of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is to ensure that candidates for Registered Nursing licensure are qualified to practice safe, effective, entry-level nursing care. Passing the NCLEX is a crucial step in your nursing career. Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN, written to assist you to prepare for and pass this examination, summarizes in concise outline format the essential nursing content that you must know in order to pass the NCLEX. The content is supplemented by practice questions, providing you the opportunity to test your mastery over nursing theory, principles, and interventions.

The tenth edition of this popular book includes all the refinements that have been incorporated into prior editions with revisions, updates, deletions, and new, expanded material as appropriate. It also reflects the author's university teaching experience and feedback from thousands of candidates who attended the Sandra Smith Review Courses throughout the United States for more than 20 years. Highly qualified nurse educators and clinicians also contributed new test questions and assisted with updating the pertinent material.

Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX RN is a new millennium marriage of two best-selling Sandra Smith books, the former "content review" and a separate publication called Review Questions for NCLEX RN. Combining these two books into one provides you with both a comprehensive review of nursing content and a very substantial question bank consisting of clinical practice questions and simulated NCLEX-RN exams.

The first chapter is divided into threesections: NCLEX background, study and review guidelines, and test-taking strategies.

  • The NCLEX description summarizes the current test plan's overall purpose and basic framework. To assist you to understand the test plan, client needs are described, the nursing process is reviewed, and cognitive levels are summarized. NCLEX application and testing procedures are also described briefly.
  • The study and review guidelines suggest how you can design your personal plan for NCLEX preparation, how to use this book effectively, and why testing yourself repeatedly is an important complement to, but not a replacement for, concentrated study of the outline content.
  • The test-taking strategies are common sense, but often overlooked, methods of responding to multiple-choice questions. For example, when taking the NCLEX, you must answer each question when it appears on the computer screen. After you confirm an answer selection, you cannot change it or return to an earlier question. Sometimes your best strategy will be an "educated guess" in order to move on and not waste valuable time.

The major portion of the book consists of a comprehensive nursing content review organized by clinical area: medical/surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing. Additional chapters focus on other important subjects, such as pharmacology, laboratory tests, oncology, infection control, nursing through the life cycle, nutrition, management principles, and legal issues.

To assist your review process to be efficient and effective, the nursing content is presented in an outline format. This enables the author to identify and prioritize essential clinical information clearly and concisely. As you progress from subject to subject, you will note that the consistent page design allows you to easily recognize the main topics and their subtopics.

Nursing content in each chapter is organized using the nursing process as the basic framework. The author emphasizes the assessment and implementation steps, because the NCLEX will require you to demonstrate your ability to effectively assess a situation and then implement an appropriate action.

Throughout the text, a special icon directs your attention to important content for NCLEX preparation. If the icon appears near a major section of content, it means that the entire section is important. Another icon may appear under the same heading indicating especially important material. For example, preceding the medication section for the condition of epilepsy, an icon appears. A second icon, appearing next to the drug, Dilantin, identifies specifically important data within that section.

When selecting items for your test, the NCLEX draws upon a test pool containing thousands of questions. Any material in this book could be phrased as a question, so focusing your review exclusively on the icon topics would not be a wise preparation strategy. This text is now in its successful tenth edition. Each edition has been revised with the assistance of feedback from candidates who have taken the NCLEX; thus, there is little extraneous or useless information.

Practice questions are integrated throughout the book to enable you to check your level of understanding of each chapter's contents, or, in the medical/surgical chapter, the material in each section. Answers with rationales are included, along with coding for nursing process, client need, and cognitive level.

Review the material, spending a little extra time on the icon areas; answer the practice questions that follow each section or chapter; and then review content again if you identify areas of weakness. Finally, take the comprehensive tests at the end of the book. Use the questions on the CD-ROM as a final step in your preparation for NCLEX.

The two simulated NCLEX examinations at the back of this book and the additional practice questions on the CD-ROM provide you with substantial opportunity to measure your mastery of the subject matter. The answer rationales throughout the book and on the CD-ROM will reinforce your understanding of the principles that underlie each question. Studying rationales for questions missed gives you a learning opportunity. Studying rationales for questions that you answered correctly reinforces your knowledge and understanding. As your understanding increases, so will your confidence.

Acknowledgments

The author wishes to thank the contributing authors and many others who assisted with the development of this and the nine earlier editions. Because of their valuable contributions, this review package will continue to be a valuable resource for RN licensure candidates as they prepare to pass the NCLEX-RN.

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Table of Contents

1. The NCLEX-RN and Test-Taking Strategies.
2. Nursing through the Life Cycle.
3. Nutrition.
4. Pharmacology.
5. Oncology Nursing.
6. Infection Control.
7. Medical-Surgical Nursing.
8. Laboratory Tests.
9. Maternity Nursing.
10. Pediatric Nursing.
11. Psychiatric Nursing.
12. Gerontological Nursing.
13. Management Principles and Legal Issues.
14. Simulated NCLEX-RN CAT Tests.
Appendix: Directory of Boards of Nursing.
Index.
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Preface

PREFACE

The purpose of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is to ensure that candidates for Registered Nursing licensure are qualified to practice safe, effective, entry-level nursing care. Passing the NCLEX is a crucial step in your nursing career. Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN, written to assist you to prepare for and pass this examination, summarizes in concise outline format the essential nursing content that you must know in order to pass the NCLEX. The content is supplemented by practice questions, providing you the opportunity to test your mastery over nursing theory, principles, and interventions.

The tenth edition of this popular book includes all the refinements that have been incorporated into prior editions with revisions, updates, deletions, and new, expanded material as appropriate. It also reflects the author's university teaching experience and feedback from thousands of candidates who attended the Sandra Smith Review Courses throughout the United States for more than 20 years. Highly qualified nurse educators and clinicians also contributed new test questions and assisted with updating the pertinent material.

Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX RN is a new millennium marriage of two best-selling Sandra Smith books, the former "content review" and a separate publication called Review Questions for NCLEX RN. Combining these two books into one provides you with both a comprehensive review of nursing content and a very substantial question bank consisting of clinical practice questions and simulated NCLEX-RN exams.

The first chapter is divided into threesections: NCLEX background, study and review guidelines, and test-taking strategies.

  • The NCLEX description summarizes the current test plan's overall purpose and basic framework. To assist you to understand the test plan, client needs are described, the nursing process is reviewed, and cognitive levels are summarized. NCLEX application and testing procedures are also described briefly.
  • The study and review guidelines suggest how you can design your personal plan for NCLEX preparation, how to use this book effectively, and why testing yourself repeatedly is an important complement to, but not a replacement for, concentrated study of the outline content.
  • The test-taking strategies are common sense, but often overlooked, methods of responding to multiple-choice questions. For example, when taking the NCLEX, you must answer each question when it appears on the computer screen. After you confirm an answer selection, you cannot change it or return to an earlier question. Sometimes your best strategy will be an "educated guess" in order to move on and not waste valuable time.

The major portion of the book consists of a comprehensive nursing content review organized by clinical area: medical/surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing. Additional chapters focus on other important subjects, such as pharmacology, laboratory tests, oncology, infection control, nursing through the life cycle, nutrition, management principles, and legal issues.

To assist your review process to be efficient and effective, the nursing content is presented in an outline format. This enables the author to identify and prioritize essential clinical information clearly and concisely. As you progress from subject to subject, you will note that the consistent page design allows you to easily recognize the main topics and their subtopics.

Nursing content in each chapter is organized using the nursing process as the basic framework. The author emphasizes the assessment and implementation steps, because the NCLEX will require you to demonstrate your ability to effectively assess a situation and then implement an appropriate action.

Throughout the text, a special icon directs your attention to important content for NCLEX preparation. If the icon appears near a major section of content, it means that the entire section is important. Another icon may appear under the same heading indicating especially important material. For example, preceding the medication section for the condition of epilepsy, an icon appears. A second icon, appearing next to the drug, Dilantin, identifies specifically important data within that section.

When selecting items for your test, the NCLEX draws upon a test pool containing thousands of questions. Any material in this book could be phrased as a question, so focusing your review exclusively on the icon topics would not be a wise preparation strategy. This text is now in its successful tenth edition. Each edition has been revised with the assistance of feedback from candidates who have taken the NCLEX; thus, there is little extraneous or useless information.

Practice questions are integrated throughout the book to enable you to check your level of understanding of each chapter's contents, or, in the medical/surgical chapter, the material in each section. Answers with rationales are included, along with coding for nursing process, client need, and cognitive level.

Review the material, spending a little extra time on the icon areas; answer the practice questions that follow each section or chapter; and then review content again if you identify areas of weakness. Finally, take the comprehensive tests at the end of the book. Use the questions on the CD-ROM as a final step in your preparation for NCLEX.

The two simulated NCLEX examinations at the back of this book and the additional practice questions on the CD-ROM provide you with substantial opportunity to measure your mastery of the subject matter. The answer rationales throughout the book and on the CD-ROM will reinforce your understanding of the principles that underlie each question. Studying rationales for questions missed gives you a learning opportunity. Studying rationales for questions that you answered correctly reinforces your knowledge and understanding. As your understanding increases, so will your confidence.

Acknowledgments

The author wishes to thank the contributing authors and many others who assisted with the development of this and the nine earlier editions. Because of their valuable contributions, this review package will continue to be a valuable resource for RN licensure candidates as they prepare to pass the NCLEX-RN.

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