Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323733052

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination

8th Edition

Authors: Linda Silvestri Angela Silvestri
Paperback ISBN: 9780323733052
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 1040

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Get the best review for the NCLEX-PN® exam from the leading NCLEX® experts! Written by Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela E. Silvestri, Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 8th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN. The book includes a review of all nursing content areas, more than 4,500 NCLEX exam-style questions, detailed rationales, test-taking tips and strategies, and new Next-Generation NCLEX (NGN)-style questions. An Evolve website simulates the exam-taking experience with a choice of practice questions along with realistic practice tests. Based on Silvestri’s proven Pyramid to Success, this complete review is a perennial favorite of students preparing for the NCLEX.

Key Features

  • More than 4,500 practice questions are included in the book and on Evolve.
  • Detailed rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options.
  • Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/chart, and video clips.
  • Test-taking strategies provide useful hints for analyzing and uncovering correct answer options.
  • Pyramid Points and Pyramid Alerts identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam
  • Pyramid to Success sections at the beginning of each unit provide an overview of content, guidance for your review, and the subject’s relative importance in the NCLEX-PN text plan.
  • What Should You Do? boxes in each chapter help you develop critical thinking skills, with answers at the end of the chapter.
  • UNIQUE! A 75-question pre-test on Evolve provides feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, and the results generate an individualized study calendar.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: NCLEX-PN Exam Preparation
1. The NCLEX-PN Examination
2. Pathways to Success
3. The NCLEX-PN Examination from a Graduate's Perspective
4. Test-Taking Strategies
Unit 2: Professional Standards in Nursing
5. Care of Special Populations
6. Ethical and Legal Issues
7. Prioritizing Client Care: Leadership, Delegating, and Emergency Response Planning
Unit 3: Nursing Sciences
8. Fluids and Electrolytes
9. Acid-Base Balance
10. Vital Signs and Laboratory Reference Intervals
11. Nutritional Components of Care
12. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration
Unit 4: Foundation of Care
13. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client
14. Hygiene and Safety
15. Calculation of Medication and Intravenous Dosages
16. Perioperative Nursing Care
17. Positioning Clients
18. Care of a Client with a Tube
Unit 5: Growth and Development Across the Life Span
19. Theories of Growth and Development
20. Developmental Stages
21. Care of the Older Client
Unit 6: Maternity Nursing
22. Reproductive System
23. Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions
24. Labor and Delivery and Associated Complications
25. The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications
26. Care of the Newborn
27. Maternity and Newborn Medications
Unit 7: Pediatric Nursing
28. Integumentary Disorders
29. Hematological and Oncological Disorders
30. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
31. Gastrointestinal Disorders
32. Eye, Ear, and Throat and Respiratory Disorders
33. Cardiovascular Disorders
34. Renal and Urinary Disorders
35. Neurological and Cognitive Disorders
36. Musculoskeletal Disorders
37. Infectious and Communicable Diseases
38. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations
Unit 8: Integumentary Disorders of the Adult Client
39. Integumentary System
40. Integumentary Medications
Unit 9: Oncological and Hematological Disorders of the Adult Client
41. Oncological and Hematological Disorders
42. Oncological and Hematological Medications
Unit 10: Endocrine Disorders of the Adult Client
43. Endocrine System
44. Endocrine Medications
Unit 11: Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Adult Client
45. Gastrointestinal System
46. Gastrointestinal Medications
Unit 12: Respiratory Disorders of the Adult Client
47. Respiratory System
48. Respiratory Medications
Unit 13: Cardiovascular Disorders of the Adult Client
49. Cardiovascular Disorders
50. Cardiovascular Medications
Unit 14: Renal and Urinary Disorders of the Adult Client
51. Renal and Urinary System
52. Renal and Urinary Medications
Unit 15: Eye and Ear Disorders of the Adult Client
53. The Eye and the Ear
54. Eye and Ear Medications
Unit 16: Neurological Disorders of the Adult Client
55. Neurological System
56. Neurological Medications
Unit 17: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Adult Client
57. Musculoskeletal System
58. Musculoskeletal Medications
Unit 18: Immune Disorders of the Adult Client
59. Immune Disorders
60. Immunological Medications
Unit 19: Mental Health Disorders of the Adult Client
61. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
62. Mental Health Disorders
63. Addictions
64. Crisis Theory and Intervention
65. Psychiatric Medications


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About the Authors

Linda Silvestri

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island; Part-Time Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Henderson, Nevada; Elsevier Consultant, HESI NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® Live Review Courses

Angela Silvestri

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor & BSN Program Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; Registered Nurse, Henderson Hospital Medical Center, Henderson, Nevada; Consultant, Nursing Reviews, Inc., Henderson, Nevada