Saunders 2014-2015 Strategies for Test Success - E-Book: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam, Edition 3

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An essential resource for any nursing student, this invaluable guide gives you the tools you need to overcome text anxiety and develop effective study habits. Key topics include time management, critical thinking, and problem solving, with tips to help you tackle any nursing test — from a routine quiz to the NCLEX® examination. You’ll learn how to confidently evaluate and identify the correct answer for a variety of test question types, including alternate item formats, with chapters on the nursing process, prioritization methods, and safety strategies.

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  • Coverage of detailed critical thinking methods offer valuable clues to help you analyze and uncover the correct answer option for all question types, including multiple-choice, true-or-false, and alternate item-format questions
  • Chapters on specific question content, such as prioritization, pharmacology, management, and delegation, provide numerous examples to prepare you for higher cognitive level questions
  • A fun, two-color design features cartoons and bold designs to help visual learners become better overall test-takers.
  • Linda Silvestri’s hallmark Pyramid Points in the margins highlight the most important concepts you need to learn for exam success.
  • Refocused content emphasizes comprehensive test preparation to help you develop, refine, and apply the reasoning skills you need to succeed throughout nursing school and on the NCLEX® examination.
  • A new chapter on reducing test anxiety offers simple strategies you can use to control test-induced stress and gain the confidence you need to pass exams.
  • A new chapter on developing a structured study plan provides helpful tips for improving time management for more efficient exam preparation.
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Jun 11, 2013
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Pages
280
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9781455737512
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English
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Medical / Nursing / General
Medical / Nursing / Test Preparation & Review
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With Saunders Q & A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 2nd Edition, you can study anytime and anywhere! The ideal companion to Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, Linda Silvestri’s review cards contain 1,200 practice questions — each including test-taking strategies and detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Practice questions, organized by clinical area, appear on the front of each card with an icon indicating client need. The reverse side shows answers and rationales, along with Silvestri’s unique test-taking strategies and priority nursing action tips.1,200 practice questions include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, chart/exhibit, and figure/illustration to prepare you for the prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills needed to pass the NCLEX-RN. UNIQUE! Test-taking strategies for each question provide direction and hints to the correct answer. UNIQUE! Highlighted keywords or phrases in each answer identify a recommended review topic related to the question.Numerous pharmacology questions reflect the heavy emphasis on pharmacology on the NCLEX-RN. NEW! Organization of questions by clinical area lets you focus on weak areas and also use the cards as study aids in your course exams.UPDATED content reflects the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. Increased coverage of pharmacology, prioritization, delegation, and triage/disaster management reflects the increased emphasis on these topics on the NCLEX-RN.NEW! Attractive, full-color design makes it quick and easy to locate questions in the various content areas.
The only NCLEX review book on the market with a focus on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment — just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 3rd Editionestablishes your foundational knowledge in management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.

"..certainly a great resource for use in any healthcare setting." Reviewed by Anne Duell on behalf of Nursing Times, September 2015

UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX Examination (17–23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam).UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.Answer key at the back of the book offers a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.Introduction chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions as well as a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build.Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios give you practice in applying the principles from Part 1 with straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions to help you develop and build confidence in prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills while working within the confines of relatively simple health scenarios.Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios utilizes unfolding cases that build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip you to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions and help you learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination."
Review for the NCLEX-PN® exam with leading NCLEX® experts Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela Silvestri! Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam — a review of essential nursing content, more than 4,500 NCLEX exam-style questions, detailed rationales, and test-taking tips and strategies. Based on Silvestri’s proven Pyramid to Success, the book includes many questions that test the critical thinking skills you need to pass the NCLEX. An Evolve companion website adds a pre-test that generates a study calendar, study questions with immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect answers, and practice exams with immediate scoring. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this complete review is a perennial favorite of students preparing for the NCLEX.More than 4,500 practice questions are included in the book and the Evolve companion website.Detailed rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration, chart/exhibit, graphic option, and audio/video clips, as the NCLEX-PN exam is no longer limited to multiple-choice questions.UNIQUE! A 75-question pre-test on Evolve provides feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, and the results generate an individualized study calendar.An 85-question comprehensive exam in the book matches the client needs percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.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.Pyramid Points and Pyramid Alert boxes identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam.What Should You Do? boxes in each chapter help you develop critical thinking skills, with answers at the end of the chapter.NEW! Current NCLEX-PN test plan is incorporated into this review, including the exam’s newly added content.UPDATED test-taking strategies are included in a separate chapter and for each question to give clues for finding the correct answers. UPDATED Priority Nursing Action boxes help you to effectively prioritize nursing care, and include detailed rationales and textbook references.NEW! Learning objectives tied to client needs are provided for each unit in the book.
Practice makes perfect with Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition. This popular review offers more than 6,000 test questions, giving you all the Q&A practice you need to pass the NCLEX-RN® examination! Each question enhances review by including a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. Questions are organized to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. Q&A practice is also provided on an Evolve companion website, with many study and testing options. From the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, this resource is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success.A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer.Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN test plan blueprint.Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options.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.An 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan.A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, highlighting need-to-know patient care information.Introductory chapters feature preparation guidance for the NCLEX-RN including chapters on academic and nonacademic preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse.NEW! Reflects the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan to familiarize you with newly added content they may encounter on the exam.NEW! Additions to the Evolve companion website include a 75-question post-test, case studies with follow-up questions, and links to animations for selected rationales, offering unique remediation opportunities.NEW! Trade drug names replaced with generic drug names reflecting latest test plan changes. NEW! Health Problem label included to help you study selected health topics. This will also allow you to focus your study when reviewing questions on Evolve.
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An essential resource for any nursing student, this invaluable guide gives you the tools you need to overcome text anxiety and develop effective study habits. Key topics include time management, critical thinking, and problem solving, with tips to help you tackle any nursing test — from a routine quiz to the NCLEX® examination. You’ll learn how to confidently evaluate and identify the correct answer for a variety of test question types, including alternate item formats, with chapters on the nursing process, prioritization methods, and safety strategies. The book and companion CD offer 500 practice questions to help you practice the skills you are learning and gain realistic test-taking experience.Coverage of detailed critical thinking methods offer valuable clues to help you analyze and uncover the correct answer option for all question types, including multiple-choice, true-or-false, and alternate item-format questionsChapters on specific question content, such as prioritization, pharmacology, management, and delegation, provide numerous examples to prepare you for higher cognitive level questionsA fun, two-color design features cartoons and bold designs to help visual learners become better overall test-takers.Linda Silvestri’s hallmark Pyramid Points in the margins highlight the most important concepts you need to learn for exam success.A companion CD includes 500 practice questions that allow you to apply the strategies learned from the text in a realistic electronic testing environment.Refocused content emphasizes comprehensive test preparation to help you develop, refine, and apply the reasoning skills you need to succeed throughout nursing school and on the NCLEX® examination.A new chapter on reducing test anxiety offers simple strategies you can use to control test-induced stress and gain the confidence you need to pass exams.A new chapter on developing a structured study plan provides helpful tips for improving time management for more efficient exam preparation.
Practice makes perfect with Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition. This popular review offers more than 6,000 test questions, giving you all the Q&A practice you need to pass the NCLEX-RN® examination! Each question enhances review by including a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. Questions are organized to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. Q&A practice is also provided on an Evolve companion website, with many study and testing options. From the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, this resource is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success.A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer.Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN test plan blueprint.Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options.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.An 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan.A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, highlighting need-to-know patient care information.Introductory chapters feature preparation guidance for the NCLEX-RN including chapters on academic and nonacademic preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse.NEW! Reflects the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan to familiarize you with newly added content they may encounter on the exam.NEW! Additions to the Evolve companion website include a 75-question post-test, case studies with follow-up questions, and links to animations for selected rationales, offering unique remediation opportunities.NEW! Trade drug names replaced with generic drug names reflecting latest test plan changes. NEW! Health Problem label included to help you study selected health topics. This will also allow you to focus your study when reviewing questions on Evolve.
With Saunders Q & A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN® Exam, 3rd Edition, you can study in a flash – anytime and anywhere! From Linda Silvestri and Angela Silvestri, the foremost experts in NCLEX prep, comes an updated collection of portable review cards with practice questions that reflect the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. The ideal companion to Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, these review cards contain 1,200 practice questions — each including test-taking strategies and detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Practice questions, organized by clinical area, appear on the front of each card with an icon indicating client need. The reverse side shows answers and rationales, along with Silvestri’s unique test-taking strategies and priority nursing action tips. New to this edition are questions that address current healthcare standards and concerns, and additional alternate item format questions.1,200 practice questions include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers.Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, chart/exhibit, and figure/illustration to prepare you for the prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills needed to pass the NCLEX-RN. UNIQUE! Test-taking strategies for each question provide direction and hints to the correct answer. UNIQUE! Organization of questions by clinical area lets you focus on areas of weakness and use the cards as study aids in course exams.Separate pharmacology section prepares you for the increased emphasis on pharmacology on the NCLEX-RN.UNIQUE! Highlighted keywords or phrases in each answer identify a recommended review topic related to the question.Color tabs make it quick and easy to locate questions in the various content areas.NEW! UPDATED content reflects the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan.NEW! An increase in the number of alternate item format questions reflects the growing number of these types of question seen on the NCLEX-RN exam.
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