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Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - E-Book

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - E-Book

Linda Anne Silvestri


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With more than 6,000 unique test questions that you won’t find in Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition provides the additional practice you need to prepare for and succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam! To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The Evolve companion website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in study or exam mode. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX exam review, Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam!

  • Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options.
  • A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer.
  • All alternate item question types are represented, including multiple response, prioritizing/ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, illustration/hot spot, chart/exhibit questions, graphic option, and questions incorporating audio and video.
  • Questions categorized by cognitive level, NCLEX® client needs area, integrated process, priority concepts, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult.
  • A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, highlighting need-to-know patient care information.
  • Page references to Elsevier nursing textbooks direct you to study and remediation material for any question answered incorrectly.
  • Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN test plan blueprint.
  • An 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan.
  • An Evolve companion website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and allows you to choose an area of study by content category and to answer questions in study or exam mode.
  • Preparation guidance for the NCLEX-RN includes chapters on academic and nonacademic preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse.
  • NEW! Online and mobile updates will address the new NCLEX test plan to be released in April 2016.
  • NEW! Content from the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam.
  • NEW! Additional practice questions in the book and on the Evolve companion website bring the total to over 6,000 test questions.
  • NEW! Color-coded strategic words in each test-taking strategy refer you to content review and strategy discussions in the Silvestri Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN and Strategies for Test Success products.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover Cover
Saunders Q&A Review for the Nclex-RN® Examination iii
Copyright iv
Dedication v
About the Author vii
Contributors ix
Reviewers xi
Preface xiii
Book Design xiii
Pretest and Study Calendar xiii
Heart, Lung, and Bowel Sound Questions xiv
Video Questions xiv
Testlet Questions xiv
Audio Review Summaries xiv
Multiple Choice and Alternate Item Format Questions xiv
Answer Sections for Practice Questions xiv
Acknowledgments xvii
Contents xix
Unit I: NCLEX-RN® Preparation 1
Chapter 1: The NCLEX-RN® Examination 2
Pyramid to Success 2
About This Resource 2
Other Parts of the Pyramid to Success 2
Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 2
HESI/Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 2
Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam 3
Saunders Q&A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN® Exam 3
The Examination Process 3
Computer Adaptive Testing 3
Development of the Test Plan 3
Item Writers 4
The Test Plan 4
Levels of Cognitive Ability 4
Client Needs 4
Integrated Processes 4
Types of Questions on the Examination 4
Multiple Choice Questions 5
Fill-in-the-Blank Questions 5
Multiple Response Questions (Select All That Apply) 5
Prioritizing (Ordered Response) Questions 5
Figure Questions 5
Chart/Exhibit Questions 6
Graphic Options Questions 6
Audio Questions 7
Video Questions 7
Registering to Take the Examination 7
Authorization to Test Form and Scheduling an Appointment 9
Canceling or Rescheduling the Appointment 9
The Day of the Examination 9
Special Testing Circumstances 9
The Testing Center 9
Testing Time 10
Length of the Examination 10
Pass-or-Fail Decisions 10
Completing the Examination 10
Processing Results 10
Candidate Performance Report 10
Interstate Endorsement 11
Nurse Licensure Compact 11
Additional Information about the Examination 11
Chapter 2: NCLEX-RN® Preparation for Foreign-Educated Nurses: Transitional Issues for Foreign-Educated Nurses 12
National Council of State Boards of Nursing 12
State Requirements for Licensure 12
Credentialing Agencies 12
General Licensure Requirements 12
Work Visa 13
VisaScreen 13
Registering to Take the NCLEX Exam 14
Preparing to Take the NCLEX Exam 14
Chapter 3: Profiles to Success 15
The Pyramid to Success 15
Your Profile to Success ( Box 3-1) 15
Developing Your Preparation Plan 15
Identifying Your Goals for Success 16
Selecting Your Study Place 16
Deciding on Your Amount of Daily Study Time 16
Developing Control 16
Dealing with Anxiety 16
Ensuring Physical Readiness 17
Confidence and Belief in Yourself 17
Chapter 4: The NCLEX-RN® Examination: A Graduate’s Perspective 18
Preparing Myself for the NCLEX-RN Examination 18
Planning a Study Routine That Works 18
Phase One 18
Phase Two 18
Answering Question After Question 19
The NCLEX-RN Application Process 19
The Final Steps 19
During the NCLEX-RN Examination 20
Passing the NCLEX-RN Examination 20
Chapter 5: Test-Taking Strategies 21
Unit II: Client Needs 31
Chapter 6: Client Needs and the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan 32
Physiological Integrity 32
Safe and Effective Care Environment 32
Health Promotion and Maintenance 33
Psychosocial Integrity 33
Test 1: Physiological Integrity 36
Level of Cognitive Ability: 36
Client Needs: 36
Integrated Process: 36
Content Area: 36
Priority Concepts: 36
Answer: 36
Rationale: 36
Priority Nursing Tip: 36
Test-Taking Strategy: 36
Reference(s): 36
Unit III: Integrated Processes 463
Chapter 7: Integrated Processes and the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan 464
Integrated Processes 464
Caring 464
Communication and Documentation 464
Teaching and Learning 465
Nursing Process 466
Assessment 466
Analysis 466
Planning 466
Implementation 467
Evaluation 467
Test 5: Integrated Processes 469
Caring 469
Level of Cognitive Ability: 469
Client Needs: 469
Integrated Process: 469
Content Area: 469
Priority Concepts: 469
Answer: 469
Rationale: 469
Priority Nursing Tip: 469
Test-Taking Strategy: 469
Reference(s): 469
Unit IV: Comprehensive Test 567
Test 6: Comprehensive Test 568
Level of Cognitive Ability: 568
Client Needs: 568
Integrated Process: 568
Content Area: 568
Priority Concepts: 568
Answer: 568
Rationale: 568
Priority Nursing Tip: 568
Test-Taking Strategy: 568
Reference(s): 568
References 681
Index 683
Inside Back Cover ES3