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!
- Innovative workbook format helps you prepare for the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Exam (NGN-PN) through practical thinking exercises that challenge you to apply the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Measurement Model to common clinical scenarios.
- A comprehensive collection of carefully developed clinical reasoning exercises range from basic to more complex and address all key content areas.
- Logical three-part organization:
- Part 1 is an introduction to clinical judgment with examples of how to approach the thinking exercises in the workbook.
- Part 2 consists of exercises that focus on applying clinical judgment for clients across the lifespan experiencing commonly occurring physical and mental health problems.
- Part 3 consists of exercises that focus on applying clinical judgment for older-adult clients, a main focus of care for LPN/LVNs.
- A robust quizzing engine on the companion Evolve website features all of the book’s questions in an interactive format to provide a realistic simulated test-taking experience and feedback for remediation
- An extensive answer key with detailed rationales provides essential review and remediation.
Part 1. Introduction: Developing Clinical Judgment
Ch. 1. The Use of Clinical Judgment in Practical/Vocational Nursing Practice
Ch. 2. How to Apply Clinical Judgment Models to Ensure Client Safety
Part 2. Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Commonly Occurring Health Problems
Ch. 3. Perfusion:
Bradycardia/Pacemaker (middle-age adult)
Heart Failure (middle-age adult)
Ch. 4. Clotting: Deep-Vein Thrombosis (middle-age adult)
Ch. 5. Gas Exchange:
Asthma (school-age child)
COPD (middle-age adult)
Ch. 6. Elimination
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/TURP (older adult)
Ulcerative Colitis/Colostomy (middle-age adult)
Ch. 7. Nutrition:
Cholecystitis/Cholecystectomy (young adult)
Peptic Ulcer Disease (middle-age adult)
Ch. 8. Mobility:
Sports Injury (school-age child)
Fractured Arm/Cast Care (preschool-age child)
Ch. 9. Metabolism:
Diabetes Mellitus (middle-age adult)
Hypothyroidism/Thyroidectomy (middle-age adult)
Ch. 10. Cellular Regulation: Breast Cancer/Mastectomy (young adult)
Ch. 12. Infection:
Cellulitis (young adult)
Ch. 14. Mood and Affect: Depression (adolescent)
Ch. 15. Stress and Coping:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (young adult)
Substance Use Disorder (adolescent)
Ch. 16. Reproduction:
Uterine Leiomyoma/Hysterectomy (middle-age adult)
Healthy Newborn Care
Part 3. Clinical Judgment to Coordinate Care for Older Clients
Ch. 17. Perfusion:
Ch. 18. Mobility:
Parkinsonâ€™s Disease/Preventing Complications of Immobility
Osteoarthritis/Total Knee Arthroplasty
Ch. 19. Sensory Perception: Cataract
Ch. 20. Infection: Pneumonia
Ch. 21. Cognition:
Ch. 22. Elimination:
Chronic Kidney Disease
Ch. 23. Metabolism:
Ch. 24. Coordinated Care:
Collaborating with the Interprofessional Healthcare Team
Participating in Quality Improvement Activities
Answer Key (with detailed rationales, faculty only, Evolve)
Interactive NGN Review Questions (student, Evolve)
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 4th June 2021
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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.
Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs; Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators; President, DI Associates, Inc. Littleton, Colorado
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