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Saunders 2020-2021 Strategies for Test Success. Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam. Edition No. 6

  • Book
  • August 2019
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 4806708
Help alleviate your pre-test jitters with this essential nursing resource! Written by the most trusted experts in NCLEX® prep, Saunders 2020-2021 Strategies for Test Success, 6th Edition introduces tools for overcoming text anxiety and tactics for developing effective study habits. Essentially, it teaches you how to master the things that matter most on your nursing school exams: critical thinking, problem solving, and time management. This essential guide features over 1,200 practice questions and rationales to help you tackle anything from a routine quiz to the NCLEX. It also includes a wealth of proven tips and real-world hints to help you confidently evaluate and identify the correct answer for a variety of test question types, including alternate item formats. Plus, additional questions on the Evolve website gives you even more preparation material!

- 1,200 review questions are included in the book and online, providing a 2-in-1 approach to learning strategies and test-taking skills - Increased focus on critical thinking uses different strategies to help you develop clinical judgment skills, and the ability to question data, and client abnormalities. - Helpful Tips for the Nursing Student highlight the most important concepts needed for exam success. - UNIQUE! Student-to-Student Hints highlight real life strategies that have helped other students graduate from nursing school and pass the NCLEX® exam. - Practice questions coded for the beginning, intermediate, or experienced student, making this book a useful tool throughout your nursing school career. - Clearly defined cognitive levels help if you are unfamiliar with this terminology and its significance. - Coverage of Interprofessionalism discussed where appropriate throughout text. - Priority concepts for each question help you to link your concept-based classes and NCLEX® prep. - A fun, 4-color design features cartoons and bold designs to help engage visual learners. - NEW! Clinical Judgment Situations and Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) practice questions included on Evolve site let you apply strategies from the text in a realistic electronic testing environment.

Table of Contents

Part I: Study and Test Preparation
1 Preparing for Nursing Examinations
2 Developing Study Skills
3 Reducing Test Anxiety
4 NCLEX® Preparation
Part II: Strategies for Success
5 Alternate Item Formats
6 How to Avoid "Reading into the Question”
7 Positive and Negative Event Queries
8 Questions Requiring Prioritization
9 Leading and Managing, Delegating, and Assignment-Making Questions
10 Communication Questions
11 Pharmacology, Medication, and Intravenous Calculation Questions
12 Additional Pyramid Strategies
Part III: Practice Tests
13 Foundations of Care Questions
14 Adult Health Questions
15 Mental Health Questions
16 Maternity Questions
17 Pediatric Questions
18 Pharmacology Questions
19 Delegating/Prioritizing Questions
20 Leadership/Management Questions

Authors

Linda Anne Silvestri Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Coordinator, Nursing Program, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island; President, Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, Rhode Island.. Linda Anne Silvestri has provided decades of nursing education and leadership that has directly impacted the growing and needed nursing workforce. Her research focused on a holistic investigation of predictors leading to success on the licensure examination. Her findings, published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, led to significant contributions, filling a critical need in NCLEX® preparation. Linda's vision was to provide a holistic educational approach to ensure overall well-being in test anxiety and self-efficacy, and success on the NCLEX®. As a leader in providing global NCLEX® preparation resources published by Elsevier, she strives for excellence in publication quality, based on the discovery of new knowledge in nursing, standards of care, and research-based studies. Her published resources ensure nursing graduates' ability to make sound clinical judgments as they serve the public and the nursing profession. Linda is also a Next Generation NCLEX® Subject Matter Expert and Consultant for Elsevier. Angela Elizabeth Silvestri Assistant Professor, Touro University Nevada-School of Nursing, Henderson, Nevada.. Angela Silvestri is a well-known nurse educator, researcher, and author. She has been teaching and working in university administrative roles for the past 10 years at all levels of nursing education. She has experience teaching across the program and in classroom and clinical settings in the areas of Nutrition and Human Development Across the Lifespan, Foundations of Care in Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Complex Care in Nursing, and Leadership and Transition to Practice in pre-nursing and undergraduate nursing programs. She is currently serving as the Program Director for the undergraduate BSN program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a sought-out speaker at national conferences on the topic of nursing school success. Her passion for college student success comes through in her work at the School of Nursing teaching Leadership and licensure exam preparation and in publishing research and best-selling licensure exam review resources on national and international levels.