Key Features

  • A unique Question Dissector helps you find the right answer by deconstructing questions, and includes both answers and rationales.
  • The pocket size, spiral binding, and durable, water-resistant pages make this guide convenient and easy to carry.
  • A flashcard format helps you study and review, with questions on the front side of the page and answers with rationales on the back side.
  • Ten sections with tabs make it easy to find specific information.
  • A companion mini CD lets you practice with more than 1,200 NCLEX-RN review questions, each question including a correct answer, a rationale for each response, the client needs category, content area, and level of cognitive ability.

Table of Contents

1. NCLEX overview

1.1 What is the NCLEX?

1.2 What does the NCLEX test?

1.3 Why must I take the NCLEX?

1.4 How is the NCLEX administered?

1.5 What content is covered on the NCLEX?

1.6 What is the NCLEX test plan?

1.7 What is the NCLEX test format?

1.8 What about critical thinking?

1.9 NCLEX contact information

2. Test taking strategies

2.1 Multiple choice question strategies

2.2 Select all that apply question strategies

2.3 Fill-in-the-blank question strategies

2.4 Hot spot question strategies

2.5 Chart/exhibit question strategies

2.6 Drag-and-drop question strategies

3. Implementing the basics

3.1 Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

3.2 Nursing process

3.3 Safety

4. Therapeutic communication

4.1 Therapeutic communication strategies

4.2 Therapeutic communication criteria

4.3 Effective therapeutic communication techniques

4.4 Ineffective therapeutic communication techniques

4.5 Therapeutic communication question strategies

5. Management of care

5.1 Delegation

5.2 Priority

6. Positioning

6.1 Importance of positioning

6.2 Positions to know

6.3 Positioning question strategies

7. Laboratory values

7.1 Importance of knowing and interpreting laboratory values

7.2 Laboratory values to know

7.3 Age/gender considerations

7.4 Laboratory values question strategies

8. Medication administration

8.1 Importance of safely and effectively administering medications

8.2 Side effects and nursing implications of medications

8.3 Medication administration question strategies

9. Age-related changes (geriatric)


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