Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN-Examination
By Linda Anne Silvestri
Get everything you need to review for the NCLEX-PN® exam from one trusted source! With over 4,500 high-quality review questions, this unique, bestselling review and preparation guide offers the perfect combination of core content review, 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 and companion Evolve website help you hone your understanding of all the important NCLEX-PN content areas.
Full-color design makes for a more visually engaging learning experience.
12 pharmacology chapters address the emphasis on pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN exam.
Priority Nursing Actions boxes outline and explain clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including detailed rationales and textbook references to help you strengthen prioritizing skills in clinical and testing situations.
Pyramid Alert boxes reinforce learning of essential content frequently tested on the NCLEX-PN exam.
Reference to a Mosby or Saunders textbook gives you resources for further study and self-remediation.
Question codes categorize each question by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, clinical content area, and priority concepts to allow you multiple study and exam selections on the companion Evolve site.
Inclusion of all alternate item formats (multiple response, ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure, chart/exhibit, audio, and video questions) offers practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills, and help prepare you for this additional component of the new test plan for NCLEX-PN.
Pyramid to Success sections supply an overview of the chapter, guidance and direction regarding the focus of review in the content area, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN text plan.
Pyramid Points identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam.
Pyramid Termsgive you a quick review of each content area.
Introductory chapters on preparation guidance for the NCLEX-PN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and the NCLEX-PN are presented from a new graduate’s perspective.
Companion Evolve site allowsfor automatic software updates to allow you to check for changes and updates to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition.
About The Author
Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN, Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: NCLEX-PN EXAM PREPARATION 1. The NCLEX-PN Examination 2. NCLEX-PN Preparation for Foreign-Educated Nurses 3. Pathways to Success 4. The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Graduate’s Perspective 5. Test-Taking Strategies UNIT 2 ISSUES IN NURSING 6. Cultural Awareness 7. Ethical and Legal Issues 8. Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care UNIT 3 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 4 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 5 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN 20. Theories of Growth and Development 21. Developmental Stages 22. Care of the Older Client 23. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client UNIT 6 MATERNITY NURSING 24. Reproductive System 25. Obstetrical Assessment 26. Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions 27. Labor and Delivery and Associated Complications 28. The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications 29. Care of the Newborn 30. Maternity and Newborn Medications UNIT 7 PEDIATRIC NURSING 31. Integumentary Disorders 32. Hematological and Oncological Disorders 33. Metabolic and Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Disorders 34. Eye, Ear, and Throat and Respiratory Disorders 35. Cardiovascular Disorders 36. Renal and Urinary Disorders 37. Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disorders 38. Musculoskeletal Disorders 39. Communicable Diseases and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 40. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations UNIT 8 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH AN INTEGUMENTARY DISORDER 41. Integumentary System 42. Integumentary Medications UNIT 9 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH AN ONCOLOGICAL DISORDER 43. Oncological Disorders 44. Antineoplastic Medications UNIT 10 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH AN ENDOCRINE DISORDER 45. Endocrine System 46. Endocrine Medications UNIT 11 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER 47. Gastrointestinal System 48. Gastrointestinal Medications UNIT 12 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A RESPIRATORY DISORDER 49. Respiratory System 50. Respiratory Medications UNIT 13 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDER 51. Cardiovascular Disorders 52. Cardiovascular Medications UNIT 14 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A RENAL SYSTEM DISORDER 53. Renal System 54. Renal Medications UNIT 15 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH AN EYE OR EAR DISORDER 55. The Eye and the Ear 56. Ophthalmic and Otic Medications UNIT 16 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER 57. Neurological System 58. Neurological Medications UNIT 17 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER 59. Musculoskeletal System 60. Musculoskeletal Medications UNIT 18 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH AN IMMUNE DISORDER 61. Immune Disorders 62. Immunologic Medications UNIT 19 THE ADULT CLIENT WITH A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER 63. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 64. Mental Health Disorders 65. Addictions 66. Crisis Theory and Intervention 67. Psychiatric Medications UNIT 20 COMPREHENSIVE TEST Index