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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 6e

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 6e PDF

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri PhD RN

Publisher: Saunders


Publish Date: March 16, 2015

ISBN-10: 323289312

Pages: 1040

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

An Essential Resource for Test Success Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is one in a series of products designed to assist you in achieving your goal of becoming a licensed practical nurse. This text provides you with a comprehensive review of all of the nursing content areas specifically related to the new 2014 test plan for the NCLEX-PN examination, which is implemented by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. This resource will help you achieve success on your nursing examinations during nursing school and on the NCLEX-PN examination.


This book contains 20 units and 67 chapters. The chapters are designed to identify specific components of nursing content, and they contain practice questions, including a critical thinking question and both multiplechoice and alternate item formats that reflect the chapter content and the 2014 test plan for the NCLEX-PN exam. The final unit contains an 85-question Comprehensive Test.

The new test plan identifies a framework based on Client Needs. These Client Needs categories include Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity. Integrated Processes are also identified as a component of the test plan. These include Caring, Communication and Documentation, Nursing Process, and Teaching and Learning. All the chapters address the components of the test plan framework.

Special Features of the Book

Pyramid Terms

Each unit begins with Pyramid Terms and their definitions. These Pyramid Terms are important to the discussion of the
content in the chapters of the unit. Therefore, they are in bold blue type throughout the content section of each chapter.

Pyramid to Success

The Pyramid to Success, a feature part of the unit introduction, provides you with an overview, guidance, and direction regarding the focus of review in the particular content area, as well as the content areas of relative importance to the 2014 test plan for the NCLEX-PN exam. The Pyramid to Success reviews the Client Needs as they pertain to the content in that unit or chapter. These points identify the specific components to keep in mind as you review the chapter.

Pyramid Points

Pyramid Points are the little icons that are placed next to specific content throughout the chapters. The Pyramid Points highlight content that is important for preparing for the NCLEX-PN examination and identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN examination.

Pyramid Alerts

Pyramid Alerts are the red text found throughout the chapters that alert you to important nursing information. These alerts identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN examination.

Priority Nursing Actions

Numerous Priority Nursing Actions boxes have been placed throughout the chapters. These boxes present a clinical nursing situation and the priority actions to take in the event of its occurrence. A rationale is provided that explains the correct order of action, along with a reference for additional research.

Critical Thinking: What Should You Do? Questions Each chapter contains a Critical Thinking: What Should You Do? question. These questions provide a brief clinical scenario related to the content of the chapter and ask you what you should do about the client situation presented. A narrative answer is provided along with a reference source for researching further information.

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