Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455703791, 9781455759569

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination

5th Edition

Authors: Linda Silvestri
eBook ISBN: 9781455759569
eBook ISBN: 9781455711666
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st June 2012
Page Count: 1040

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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.

Key Features

  • More than 4,200 practice questions in the text and companion Evolve site provide ample testing practice in both print and electronic format – 500 more than the last edition!
  • 15 pharmacology chapters address the emphasis on pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN exam.
  • Hundreds of alternate item formats — including multiple response, ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure, chart/exhibit, audio, graphic option, and video questions — prepare you for this additional component of the new NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Pyramid points identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of the chapter, guidance on what content to focus on, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Comprehensive exam consisting of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

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



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About the Author

Linda Silvestri

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI


"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