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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8e



Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8e PDF

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri PhD RN FAAN

Publisher: Saunders

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Publish Date: October 7, 2019

ISBN-10: 0323358411

Pages: 1152

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

An Essential Resource for Test Success
Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination is one in a series of products designed to assist you in achieving your goal of becoming a registered nurse. This text will provide you with a comprehensive review of all nursing content areas specifically related to the new 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN 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-RN examination.

Organization

This book contains 20 units and 70 chapters. The chapters are designed to identify specific components of nursing content. They contain practice questions, both multiple-choice and alternate item formats, that reflect the chapter content and the 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN examination. The final unit, Chapter 70, contains a 75-question Comprehensive Test. All questions in the book and on the Evolve site are presented in NCLEX-style format.

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, Culture and Spirituality, Nursing Process, and Teaching and Learning. All chapters address the components of the test plan framework.

Special Features of the Book
Pyramid Terms
Pyramid Terms are important to the discussion of the content in the chapters in each unit. Therefore, they are in bold green type throughout the content section of each chapter. Definitions can be reviewed in the Audio Glossary on the Evolve site.

Pyramid to Success
The Pyramid to Success, a featured part of each 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 area’s relative importance to the 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN examination. The Pyramid to Success reviews the Client Needs and provides learning objectives as they pertain to the content in that unit. These learning objectives identify the specific components to keep in mind as you review each chapter.

Priority Concepts
Each chapter identifies two Priority Concepts reflective of its content. These Priority Concepts will assist you to focus on the important aspects of the content and associated nursing interventions.

Pyramid Points
Pyramid Points ( ) are placed next to specific content throughout the chapters. The Pyramid Points highlight content that is important for preparing for the NCLEXRN examination and identify content that is likely to appear on the NCLEX-RN examination.

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

Special Features Found on Evolve

Pretest and Study Calendar
The accompanying Evolve site contains a 75-question pretest that provides you with feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. The results of your pretest will generate an individualized study calendar to guide you in your preparation for the NCLEXRN examination.

Heart, Lung, and Bowel Sound Questions

The accompanying Evolve site contains Audio Questions representative of content addressed in the 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN examination. Each question presents an audio clip as a component of the question.

Video Questions
The accompanying Evolve site contains Video Questions representative of content addressed in the 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN examination. Each question presents a video clip as a component of the question.

Case Study (Testlet) Questions
The accompanying Evolve site contains case study questions. These question types include a client scenario and several accompanying practice questions that relate to the content of the scenario.

Audio Review Summaries
The companion Evolve site includes three Audio Review Summaries that cover challenging subject areas addressed in the 2019 test plan for the NCLEX-RN examination, including Pharmacology, Acid-Base Balance, and Fluids and Electrolytes.


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