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Author Irwin, Barbara J.

Title NCLEX-RN : strategies, practice, and review / Barbara J. Irwin, Judith A. Burckhardt.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Kaplan Pub, [2011]
2011

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  RT55 .I79 2011    AVAILABLE
Edition 2011-2012 ed.
Description xvi, 526 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
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System Details System requirements, Windows: Win 98SE, NT 4.0 SP6, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 ; Pentium II 300MHz or faster ; 100 MB free hard disk space ; 64 MB RAM ; 800 x 600 - thousands of colors (millions recommended) ; 12x CD-ROM or faster ; SoundBlaster-compatible sound card, mouse, speaker ; printer (optional) ; Internet connection is required for the Web features of the program.
System requirements, Macintosh: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, 10.1.5, 10.2.3, 10.2.8, 10.3.2, 10.4.4, 10.4.5 (MacIntel), 10.5, 10.6 ; 400 MHz Power PC, G3, G4, or faster ; 110 MB hard disk space ; 64 MB RAM ; 800 x 600 - thousands of colors (millions recommended) ; 12x CD-ROM or faster ; Sound output device, mouse ; printer (optional) ; Internet connection is required for the Web features of the program.
Note Includes index.
Contents pt. 1. NCLEX-RN exam overview and test-taking strategies. 1. Overview of the NCLEX-RN exam : What is the NCLEX-RN exam? ; Content of the NCLEX-RN exam -- 2. General and computer-adaptive test strategies : Standardized exams ; What behaviors does the NCLEX-RN exam test? ; Strategies that don't work on the NCLEX-RN exam ; Becoming a better test taker ; NCLEX-RN exam question types ; Alternate test questions ; Multiple-choice test questions ; Critical thinking strategies ; Reword the question ; Eliminate incorrect answer choices ; Don't predict answers ; Recognizing expected outcomes ; Read answer choices to obtain clues -- 3. NCLEX-RN exam strategies : The NCLEX-RN exam versus real-world nursing ; Strategies for priority questions ; Strategies for management of care questions ; Strategies for positioning questions ; Strategies for communication questions ; Your NCLEX-RN exam study plan --
pt. 2. NCLEX-RN exam content review and practice. 4. Safe and effective care environment: management of care : Advance directives ; Advocacy ; Case management ; Client rights ; Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams ; Concepts of management ; Confidentiality/information security ; Consultation ; Continuity of care ; Delegation ; Establishing priorities ; Ethical practice ; Information technology ; Informed consent ; Legal rights and responsibilities ; Performance improvement (quality improvement) ; Referrals ; Supervision -- 5. Safe and effective care environment: safety and infection control : Safety background ; Infection control background ; Accident/injury prevention ; Emergency response plan ; Ergonomic principles ; Error prevention ; Handling hazardous and infectious materials ; Home safety ; Reporting of incident/event/irregular occurrence/variance ; Safe use of equipment ; Security plan ; Standard precautions/transmission-based precautions/surgical asepsis ; Use of restraints/safety devices -- 6. Health promotion and maintenance : Aging process ; Ante/intra/postpartum and newborn care ; Developmental stages and transitions ; Health and wellness ; Health promotion/disease prevention ; Health screening ; High risk behaviors ; Lifestyle choices ; Principles of teaching/learning ; Self care ; Techniques of physical assessment -- 7. Psychosocial integrity : Abuse/neglect ; Behavioral interventions ; Chemical and other dependencies ; Coping mechanisms ; Crisis intervention ; Cultural diversity ; End of life care ; Family dynamics ; Grief and loss ; Mental health concepts ; Religious and spiritual influences on health ; Sensory/perceptual alterations ; Stress management ; Support systems ; Therapeutic communications ; Therapeutic environment ; The nursing process and psychosocial integrity -- 8. Physiological integrity: basic care and comfort : Assistive devices ; Elimination ; Mobility/immobility ; Non-pharmacological comfort interventions ; Nutrition and oral hydration ; Personal hygiene ; Rest and sleep -- 9. Physiological integrity: pharmacological and parenteral therapies : Adverse effects/contraindications/side effects/interactions ; Blood and blood products ; Central venous access devices ; Dosage calculation ; Expected actions/outcomes ; Medication administration / Parenteral/intravenous therapies ; Pharmacological pain management ; Total parenteral nutrition -- 10. Physiological integrity: reduction of risk potential : Changes/abnormalities in vital signs ; Diagnostic tests ; Laboratory values ; Potential for alterations in body systems ; Potential for complications of diagnostic tests/treatments/procedures ; Potential for complications from surgical procedures and health alterations ; System specific assessments ; Therapeutic procedures -- 11. Physiological integrity: physiological adaption : Alterations in body systems ; Fluid and electrolyte imbalances ; Hemodynamics ; Illness management ; Medical emergencies ; Pathophysiology ; Unexpected response to therapies --
pt. 3. The practice test. Practice test ; Your practice test scores ; Answer key ; Practice test answers and explanations -- pt. 4. The licensure process. 12. Application, registration, and scheduling : How to apply for the NCLEX-RN exam ; Taking the exam -- 13. Taking the test more than once : You are not alone ; How to interpret unsuccessful test results ; Should you test again? ; How should you begin? -- 14. Essentials for international nurses : NCLEX-RN exam administration abroad ; The CGFNS certificate ; Work visas ; Nursing practice in the United States ; U.S.-style nursing communication ; Sample questions ; Answers to sample questions ; Language ; Kaplan programs for international Nurses -- pt. 5. NCLEX-RN exam resources : Appendix A: Chart of critical thinking paths ; Appendix B: Nursing terminology -- Appendix C: Common medical abbreviations ; Appendix D: State licensing requirements ; Appendix E: Pearson professional centers offering the NCLEX-RN exam.
Summary "2 practice tests...More than 600 exam-style questions...Detailed answer explanations...Techniques for the computer adaptive test...New! Access to an online course with a top Kaplan instructor...Free! Access to Kaplan's online NCLEX-RN Question Bank..."--Cover.
Subject Nursing -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Nursing -- Examinations -- Study guides.
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses -- Study guides.
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
Added Author Burckhardt, Judith A.
Kaplan Publishing.
Spine Title Kaplan NCLEX-RN : strategies, practice, and review
Added Title Strategies, practice, and review
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
ISBN 9781607148777 paperback
1607148773 paperback

 
    
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