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Successful Test-Taking: Learning Strategies for Nurses / Edition 3

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Your students will love this essential review book! It will familiarize them with every aspect of successful test taking, and will help to refine skills and build confidence for certification examinations. The text emphasizes learning styles, test-taking preparation and strategies, and cognitive skill development. Nursing concepts and principles that can be applied to many content areas are included, as are sample tests with answers and rationale. The authors use thought-provoking and entertaining language to involve and interest the reader, constantly reinforcing concepts with exercises and the creative use of repetition. New in the third edition: Reorganization of material on study skills; 3 new chapters on Comfort, Critical Thinking and Child Health; and all chapters have new Reasoning Exercises and questions.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792028
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Patterns of Learning 1
1 Forming the Psychology of Test-Taking Success 3
2 Developing Thinking Skills 19
3 The Nursing Process: A Problem-Solving Model 33
4 Strategies for Effective Test-Taking 49
5 Critical Thinking 63
6 Personalities of Test Takers 77
2 Conceptual Foundations for Nursing Practice 91
7 A Conceptual Model for Learning: Essentials for Health 93
8 Oxygenation 95
9 Circulation 109
10 Fluids and Electrolytes 127
11 Acids and Bases 141
12 Elimination 157
13 Infection and Inflammation 167
14 Movement, Sensation, and Cognition 183
15 Hormonal Regulation 195
16 Cell Division 211
17 Mobility 233
18 Communication 245
19 Personal Integrity 257
20 Interpersonal Relationships 271
21 Growth and Development 281
22 Children's Health 301
23 Surgical Intervention 323
24 Comfort 337
25 Pharmacologic Intervention and Medication Dosage Calculation 347
26 Nutrition 359
Comprehensive Examination 369
Comprehensive Exam Item Rationales 394
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