Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination


  • Linda Silvestri, PhD, RN, Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI

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Get everything you need to review for the NCLEX-PN exam from one trusted source! This unique, bestselling review and preparation guide offers the perfect combination of core content review, practice questions, comprehensive rationales, and detailed test-taking strategies from the NCLEX expert herself: Linda Silvestri. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this new edition features over 4,200 high-quality review questions in the book and on the companion Evolve website to help you hone your understanding of all the important NCLEX-PN content areas.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5153-2


"This is a nursing text book to end all text books as this is so comprehensive and the chapters are well set out and it does not take the reader long to navigate around the book...This is written especially for the nursing students to pass the NCLEX-PN exam. It is still a valuable resource for the nursing student in the UK. As this is so comprehensive, this is a book to refresh the newly qualified nurse and would be a valuable resource in any nursing university or hospital library."

Nursing Times, April 2013

Table of Contents

Unit I - NCLEX-PN Exam Preparation

    1. The NCLEX-PN Examination

      2. Preparing for the NCLEX Exam: Transitional Issues for the Foreign-Educated Nurse

        3. Pathways to Success

          4. The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Student’s Perspective

            5. Test-Taking Strategies

              Unit II - Issues in Nursing

                6. Cultural Diversity

                  7. Ethical and Legal Issues

                    8. Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care

                      Unit III - Nursing Sciences

                        9. Fluids and Electrolytes

                          10. Acid-Base Balance

                            11. Laboratory Values

                              12. Nutritional Components of Care

                                13. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration

                                  Unit IV - Fundamental Skills

                                    14. Hygiene and Safety

                                      15. Medication and Intravenous Administration

                                        16. Basic Life Support

                                          17. Perioperative Nursing Care

                                            18. Positioning Clients

                                              19. Care of a Client with a Tube

                                                Unit V - Maternity Nursing

                                                  20. Female Reproductive System

                                                    21. Obstetrical Assessment

                                                      22. Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions

                                                        23. Labor and Delivery and Associated Complications

                                                          24. The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications

                                                            25. Care of the Newborn

                                                              26. Maternity and Newborn Medications

                                                                Unit VI - Growth and Development Across the Life Span

                                                                  27. Theories of Growth and Development

                                                                    28. Developmental Stages

                                                                      29. Care of the Older Client

                                                                        Unit VII - Pediatric Nursing

                                                                          30. Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disorders

                                                                            31. Eye, Ear, Throat, and Respiratory Disorders

                                                                              32. Cardiovascular Disorders

                                                                                33. Metabolic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disorders

                                                                                  34. Renal and Urinary Disorders

                                                                                    35. Integumentary Disorders

                                                                                      36. Musculoskeletal Disorders

                                                                                        37. Hematological and Oncological Disorders

                                                                                          38. Communicable Diseases and Acquired Immunodefiency Syndrome

                                                                                            39. Pediatric Medication Administration

                                                                                              Unit VIII - The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder

                                                                                                40. Integumentary System

                                                                                                  41. Integumentary Medications

                                                                                                    Unit IX - The Adult Client with an Oncological Disorder

                                                                                                      42. Oncological Disorders

                                                                                                        43. Antineoplastic Medications

                                                                                                          Unit X - The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder

                                                                                                            44. Endocrine System

                                                                                                              45. Endocrine Medications

                                                                                                                Unit XI - The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

                                                                                                                  46. Gastrointestinal System

                                                                                                                    47. Gastrointestinal Medications

                                                                                                                      Unit XII - The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder

                                                                                                                        48. Respiratory System

                                                                                                                          49. Respiratory Medications

                                                                                                                            Unit XIII - The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder

                                                                                                                              50. Cardiovascular Disorders

                                                                                                                                51. Cardiovascular Medications

                                                                                                                                  Unit XIV - The Adult Client with a Renal System Disorder

                                                                                                                                    52. Renal System

                                                                                                                                      53. Renal Medications

                                                                                                                                        Unit XV - The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder

                                                                                                                                          54. The Eye and the Ear

                                                                                                                                            55.Ophthalmic and Otic Medications

                                                                                                                                              Unit XVI - The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder

                                                                                                                                                56. Neurological System

                                                                                                                                                  57. Neurological Medications

                                                                                                                                                    Unit XVII - The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

                                                                                                                                                      58. Musculoskeletal System

                                                                                                                                                        59. Musculoskeletal Medications

                                                                                                                                                          Unit XVIII - The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder

                                                                                                                                                            60. Immune Disorders

                                                                                                                                                              61. Immunologic Medications

                                                                                                                                                                Unit XIX - The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder

                                                                                                                                                                  62. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

                                                                                                                                                                    63. Mental Health Disorders

                                                                                                                                                                      64. Addictions

                                                                                                                                                                        65. Crisis Theory and Intervention

                                                                                                                                                                          66. Psychiatric Medications

                                                                                                                                                                            Unit XX - Comprehensive Test