Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination

Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination

1st Edition - June 4, 2021

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  • Author: Donna Ignatavicius
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323846226
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323761970

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Get ready to pass the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination (NGN-PN) on your first try with Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination. Written by renowned nursing education expert Donna D. Ignatavicius and a team of expert item writers, this practical workbook focuses on developing the clinical reasoning skills you need to succeed on the NGN-PN and in clinical practice. This collection of engaging and practical thinking exercises has been carefully developed to incorporate the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (CJMM) and to emphasize the new item types that will be integral to the NGN-PN. Exercises range from basic to more complex and address all key content areas to fully prepare you for all facets of the exam. This "next-generation" workbook will become an invaluable companion throughout nursing school, helping you grow your clinical reasoning skills to match what’s expected on the NGN-PN!

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributor/Reviewers
  • Preface
  • Dedication
  • About the author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Exemplars
  •     List of Tables
  • PART 1. Introduction: Developing Clinical Judgment
  • 1.  The use of clinical judgment in practical/vocational nursing practice
  •     Review of the clinical problem-solving process (nursing process) and critical thinking
  •     Expanding from the nursing process to clinical judgment
  •     The national council of state boards of nursing (NCSBN) clinical judgment measurement model (CJMM)
  •     Thinking and discussion questions
  •     References
  • 2.  How to apply clinical judgment thinking skills to ensure client safety
  •     Applying the clinical judgment cognitive skills
  •     Applying the cognitive skills for thinking exercises in this workbook
  •     Highlight thinking exercises
  •     Cloze thinking exercises
  •     Drag and drop thinking exercises
  •     Multiple response thinking exercises
  •     Matrix thinking exercises
  •     Thinking and discussion questions
  • PART 2. Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Life Span Experiencing Commonly Occurring Health Problems
  • 3.  Perfusion
  •     Exemplar 3A. Bradycardia/pacemaker (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 3B. Heart failure (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  • 4.  Clotting: Deep vein thrombosis
  • 5.  Gas exchange
  •     Exemplar 5A. Asthma (pediatric nursing: School-age child)
  •     Exemplar 5B. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  • 6.  Elimination
  •     Exemplar 6A. Benign prostatic hyperplasia/transurethral resection of the prostate (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 6B. Ulcerative colitis/colostomy (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  •     Exemplar 6C. Urinary incontinence (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult; young adult)
  • 7.  Nutrition
  •     Exemplar 7A. Cholecystitis/cholecystectomy (medical-surgical nursing: Young adult; middle-age adult)
  •     Exemplar 7B. Peptic ulcer disease (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  • 8.  Mobility
  •     Exemplar 8A. Sports injury (pediatric nursing: School-age child)
  •     Exemplar 8B. Fractured arm/cast care (pediatric nursing: Preschool-age child)
  • 9.  Metabolism
  •     Exemplar 9A. Diabetes mellitus (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  •     Exemplar 9B. Hypothyroidism (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  • 10.  Cellular regulation: Breast cancer
  • 11.  Infection
  •     Exemplar 11A. Pneumonia (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  •     Exemplar 11B. Respiratory syncytial virus (pediatric nursing: Toddler)
  • 12.  Mood and affect: Depression/suicide risk
  • 13.  Stress and coping
  •     Exemplar 13A. Generalized anxiety disorder/loss (mental health nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 13B. Substance use disorder (mental health nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 13C. Elder abuse/neglect (mental health nursing: Older adult)
  • 14.  Reproduction
  •     Exemplar 14A. Uterine leiomyoma/hysterectomy (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult)
  •     Exemplar 14B. Peripartum care (maternal-newborn nursing: Young adult)
  •     Exemplar 14C. Newborn care (maternal-newborn nursing: Newborn)
  • PART 3. Clinical Judgment to Coordinate Care for Older Clients
  • 15.  Perfusion
  •     Exemplar 15A. Hypertension (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 15B. Stroke (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  • 16.  Mobility
  •     Exemplar 16A. Parkinson disease/complications of impaired mobility (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 16B. Osteoarthritis/total knee arthroplasty (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 16C. Fractured hip/open reduction, internal fixation (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  • 17.  Sensory perception: Cataracts
  • 18.  Infection: Pneumonia
  • 19.  Cognition
  •     Exemplar 19A. Delirium (mental health nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 19B. Alzheimer disease (mental health nursing: Older adult)
  • 20.  Elimination
  •     Exemplar 20A. Chronic kidney disease (medical-surgical nursing: Middle-age adult; older adult)
  •     Exemplar 20B. Intestinal obstruction (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  • 21.  Metabolism
  •     Exemplar 21A. Hypoglycemia (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  •     Exemplar 21B. Cirrhosis (medical-surgical nursing: Older adult)
  • 22.  Coordinated care
  • 23.  Pharmacology
  • Answer key
  • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 4, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323846226
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323761970

About the Author

Donna Ignatavicius

Donna Ignatavicius is nationally recognized as an expert in nursing education and medical-surgical/gerontological nursing and has a wealth of experiences as a nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, and administrator for over 40 years. Currently, she provides curriculum consultation and presentations for nursing faculty on topics such as concept-based curriculum, assessment of learning methods, and active learning strategies through her consulting company, DI Associates, Inc. Additionally, she is the primary author of numerous articles and books, including Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 10th ed. (2021) and her new student workbook, Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination. In 2007 she was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) for her national contribution to the field of nursing education. In 2016 she obtained her Certified Nurse Educator® (CNE) credential; in 2020 she obtained her Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl) credential.

Affiliations and Expertise

Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs; Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators; President, DI Associates, Inc. Littleton, Colorado

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