×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Test Success : Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 4
  • Alternative view 1 of Test Success : Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 4
  • Alternative view 2 of Test Success : Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 4
     

Test Success : Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 4

by Patricia M. Nugent
 

ISBN-10: 0803611625

ISBN-13: 9780803611627

Pub. Date: 03/15/2004

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Are you a beginning student faced for the first time with tests requiring critical thinking or a returning student who could use some help relearning test-taking skills long since forgotten? Test Success is the only book that offers you solid, reliable, classroom-tested advice about studying for nursing exams to maximize your success. Learn time management, effective

Overview

Are you a beginning student faced for the first time with tests requiring critical thinking or a returning student who could use some help relearning test-taking skills long since forgotten? Test Success is the only book that offers you solid, reliable, classroom-tested advice about studying for nursing exams to maximize your success. Learn time management, effective studying habits, and critical problem solving. The book's proven techniques for maximizing your productivity -- along with more than 750 multiple-choice questions (including questions addressing recent developments and trends in nursing and the new NCLEX alternate-formats) with rationales to practice and enhance test-taking techiques -- will guide you through the mastery of the examination process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803611627
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustration Creditsxiii
How to Use This Book to Maximize Successxv
1Empowerment1
Develop a Positive Mental Attitude1
Establish a Positive Internal Locus of Control2
Challenge Negative Thoughts2
Use Controlled Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing)3
Desensitize Yourself to the Fear Response4
Perform Muscle Relaxation5
Use Imagery5
Overprepare for a Test6
Exercise Regularly6
Establish Control Before and During the Test6
Manage Your Daily Routine Before the Test7
Manage Your Study Habits Before the Test7
Manage Your Travel the Day of the Test7
Manage the Supplies You Need for the Test7
Manage Your Personal Comfort7
Manage the Test Environment8
Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude8
Manage Your Physical and Emotional Responses8
Summary8
2Critical Thinking9
Definition of Critical Thinking10
Critical Thinking in Nursing10
Left-Brain and Right-Brain Hemisphere Information Functioning11
Clinical Judgments12
Levels of Critical Thinking12
Practice Critical Thinking13
Apply Critical Thinking to Multiple-Choice Questions14
Summary17
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 217
3Time Management19
Time Management Equals Self-Management19
Take the Time to Assess Your Time Management Abilities19
Assessment of Inconsistencies Between Values and Behavior19
Personal Time/Activity Journal20
Self-Assessment of Barriers to Productivity21
Maximize Your Productivity22
Identify Goals and Priorities23
Get Organized24
Develop Self-Discipline26
Saying No27
Time Traps28
Motivation30
Achieve a Personal Balance30
Delegate31
Overcome Procrastination32
Summary34
4Study Techniques35
General Study Techniques35
Establish a Routine35
Set Short- and Long-Term Goals36
Simulate a School Environment36
Control Internal and External Distractors36
Prepare for Class37
Take Class Notes37
Identify Learning Domains37
Cognitive Domain38
Psychomotor Domain38
Affective Domain38
Capture Moments of Time38
Use Appropriate Resources38
Balance Sacrifices and Rewards39
Specific Study Techniques39
Congitive Levels of Nursing Questions39
Knowledge Questions40
Memorization/Repetition41
Alphabet Cues41
Acronyms41
Acrostics42
Comprehension Questions42
Explore "Whys" and "Hows"43
Study in Small Groups43
Application Questions44
Relate New Information to Prior Learning45
Recognize Commonalities45
Analysis Questions45
Recognize Differences46
Practice Test Taking46
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 448
5The Multiple-Choice Question51
Components of a Multiple-Choice Question52
The Stem52
The Stem That Is a Complete Sentence53
The Stem That Is an Incomplete Sentence53
The Stem with a Positive Polarity54
The Stem with a Negative Polarity55
The Options56
The Option That Is a Sentence56
The Option That Completes the Sentence Begun in the Stem57
The Option That Is an Incomplete Sentence58
The Option That Is a Word59
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 560
6The Nursing Process65
Assessment65
Collect Data66
Verify Data69
Communicate Information About Assessments70
Analysis/Nursing Diagnosis70
Cluster Data71
Interpret Data72
Collect Additional Data72
Identify and Communicate Nursing Diagnoses73
Planning74
Identify Goals75
Project Expected Outcomes75
Set Priorities76
Identify Interventions76
Ensure That Health-Care Needs Will Be Met Appropriately78
Modify the Plan of Care as Needed78
Collaborate with Other Health Team Members79
Implementation79
Implement Nursing Care81
Evaluation85
Identify Patient Responses (Actual Outcomes)85
Compare Actual Outcomes with Expected Outcomes to Determine Goal Achievement86
Analyze Factors That Affect Actual Outcomes of Care87
Modify the Plan of Care87
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 689
Assessment89
Analysis/Nursing Diagnosis91
Planning92
Implementation93
Evaluation95
7Test-Taking Techniques97
Specific Test-Taking Techniques97
Identify Key Words in the Stem That Indicate Negative Polarity98
Identify Key Words in the Stem That Set a Priority99
Identify Clues in the Stem101
Identify the Central Person in the Question102
Identify Patient-Centered Options104
Identify Specific Determiners in Options105
Identify Opposites in Options106
Identify Equally Plausible or Unique Options108
Identify the Global Option109
Identify Duplicate Facts Among the Options110
Identify Options That Deny Patient Feelings, Concerns, and Needs111
Use Multiple Test-Taking Techniques112
General Test-Taking Techniques114
Follow Your Regular Routine the Night Before a Test114
Arrive on Time for the Examination114
Bring the Appropriate Tools114
Understand All the Directions for the Test Before Starting115
Manage the Allotted Time to Your Advantage115
Concentrate on the Simple Before the Complex116
Avoid Reading into the Question116
Make Educated Guesses117
Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude118
Check Your Answers and Answer Sheet118
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 7119
8Testing Formats Other Than Multiple-Choice Questions125
Structured-Response Questions126
Multiple Multiple-Choice Questions126
True-False Questions127
Matching Questions131
Restricted-Response Questions132
Completion Questions133
Short-Answer Questions133
Extended Essay Questions134
Learning to Write135
Writing to Learn136
Performance Appraisal136
The Performance of a Procedure137
The Performance of Part of a Procedure Via a Realistic Image137
Alternate Question Formats Reflective of NCLEX139
Summary148
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 8149
9Computer Applications in Education and Evaluation159
The Computer as a Resource Tool160
The Computer as an Information Manager160
The Computer as an Instructor160
The Computer as a Tool for Distance Education161
The Computer as a Simulator162
The Computer as an Evaluator162
Summary163
10Fundamentals of Nursing Practice Tests165
Introduction to Practice Tests165
Practice Test A166
Answers and Rationales for Practice Test A171
Practice Test B176
Answers and Rationales for Practice Test B180
Practice Test C185
Answers and Rationales for Practice Test C189
11Analyze Your Test Performance195
How to Use the Test-Analysis Tools196
Identify Information Processing Errors197
Identify Knowledge Deficits198
Corrective Action Plan199
Corrective Action Guide for Information Processing Errors199
Corrective Action to Address Problem Personal Performance Trends201
Summary203
12Practice Questions with Answers and Rationales205
The World of the Patient and Nurse205
Questions206
Rationales212
Common Theories Related to Meeting Patients' Basic Human Needs218
Questions218
Rationales224
Communication and Meeting Patients' Emotional Needs230
Questions231
Rationales237
Physical Assessment of Patients243
Questions244
Rationales249
Meeting Patients' Physical Safety and Mobility Needs255
Questions256
Rationales262
Meeting Patients' Hygiene, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep Needs268
Questions268
Rationales274
Meeting Patients' Fluid and Nutritional Needs280
Questions280
Rationales286
Meeting Patients' Elimination Needs292
Questions292
Rationales298
Meeting Patients' Oxygen Needs305
Questions305
Rationales311
Administration of Medications318
Questions318
Rationales325
Meeting the Needs of Perioperative Patients332
Questions332
Rationales338
Meeting Patients' Microbiologic Safety Needs344
Questions345
Rationales351
Meeting the Needs of Patients in the Community Setting358
Questions358
Rationales364
Pharmacology372
Questions373
Rationales379
Bibliography387
Index389

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews