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.
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 Care 5. Cultural Awareness 6. Ethical and Legal Issues 7. Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care Unit 3: Nursing Sciences 8. Fluids and Electrolytes 9. Acid-Base Balance 10. Vital Signs and Laboratory Values 11. Nutritional Components of Care 12. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration Unit 4: Fundamentals of Care 13. Health and Physical Data Collection Techniques for the Adult Client 14. Hygiene and Safety 15. Medication and Intravenous Administration 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 Birth 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, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disorders 31. Eye, Ear, and Throat and Respiratory Disorders 32. Cardiovascular Disorders 33. Renal and Urinary Disorders 34. Neurological and Cognitive Disorders 35. Musculoskeletal Disorders 36. Infectious and Communicable Diseases 37. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations Unit 8: The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder 38. Integumentary System 39. Integumentary Medications Unit 9: The Adult Client with a Hematological or Oncological Disorder 40. Hematological and Oncological Disorders 41. Hematological and Oncological Medications Unit 10: The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder 42. Endocrine System 43. Endocrine Medications Unit 11: The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder 44. Gastrointestinal System 45. Gastrointestinal Medications Unit 12: The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder 46. Respiratory System 47. Respiratory Medications Unit 13: The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder 48. Cardiovascular System 49. Cardiovascular Medications Unit 14: The Adult Client with a Renal or Urinary Disorder 50. Renal and Urinary System 51. Renal and Urinary Medications Unit 15: The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder 52. The Eye and the Ear 53. Eye and Ear Medications Unit 16: The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder 54. Neurological System 55. Neurological Medications Unit 17: The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder 56. Musculoskeletal System 57. Musculoskeletal Medications Unit 18: The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder 58. Immune System 59. Immunologic Medications Unit 19: The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder 60. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 61. Mental Health Disorders 62. Addictions 63. Crisis Theory and Intervention 64. Psychiatric Medications Unit 20: Comprehensive Test References Glossary Index Priority Nursing Action box list