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Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination

  • ID: 4894945
  • Book
  • June 2020
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Get ready to pass the Next-Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN) on your first try with Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination. Written by renowned nursing education expert Donna D. Ignatavicius and a team of expert item writers, this practical workbook is the only book on the market focused exclusively on developing the clinical reasoning skills you need for success on the NGN and in clinical practice. This collection of engaging and practical thinking exercises has been carefully developed to incorporate the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model (CJM) and to emphasize the new item types that will be integral to the NGN. Exercises range from basic to more complex and address all specialty areas to fully prepare you for all facets of the exam. In all, this "next-generation" workbook will become your invaluable companion throughout nursing school, helping you grow your clinical reasoning skills to match what's expected on the new NGN and as a practicing nurse!

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Part 1. Introduction: Developing Clinical Judgment

Ch. 1. The Use of Clinical Judgment in Professional Nursing Practice

Ch. 2. How to Apply Clinical Judgment Models to Ensure Client Safety

Part 2. Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Commonly Occurring Health Problems

Ch. 3. Perfusion: Heart Failure (adult)

Ch. 4. Clotting: Deep Vein Thrombosis (adult)

Ch. 5. Gas Exchange:

- Asthma (peds)

- COPD (adult)

Ch. 6. Elimination: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/TURP (adult)

Ch. 7. Nutrition:

- Cholecystitis/Cholecystectomy (peds)

- Peptic Ulcer Disease (adult)

Ch. 8. Mobility:

- Fractured Hip/ORIF (adult)

- Parkinson's Disease (adult)

Ch. 9. Metabolism:

- Diabetes Mellitus (adult)

- Hypothyroidism/Thyroidectomy

Ch. 10. Cellular Regulation: Breast Cancer/Mastectomy (adult)

Ch. 11. Inflammation: Crohn's Disease (adult)

Ch. 12. Infection:

- Cellulitis (adult)

- RSV (peds)

Ch. 13. Sensory Perception: Cataracts/Intraocular Lens Implant (adult)

Ch. 14. Cognition:

- Delirium (adult)

- Alzheimer's Disease (adult)

Ch. 15. Mood and Affect: Depression (peds)

Ch. 16. Stress and Coping: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (adult)

Ch. 17. Reproduction: Uterine Leiomyoma/Hysterectomy (adult)

Part 3. Clinical Judgment for Childbearing Families

Ch. 18. Reproduction:

- Uncomplicated Prenatal Woman

- Complicated Prenatal Woman

- Uncomplicated Intrapartum Care

- Complicated Intrapartum Care

- Uncomplicated Postpartum Care

- Complicated Postpartum Care

- Uncomplicated Newborn Care

Part 4. Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Complex Multi-System Health Problems

Ch. 19. Perfusion:

- Myocardial Infarction (adult)

- Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke (adult)

- Hypovolemic Shock (adult)

Ch. 20. Mobility: Spinal Cord Injury (peds)

Ch. 21. Cognition: Traumatic Brain Injury (adult)

Ch. 22. Infection: Sepsis (adult)

Ch. 23. Gas Exchange: Chest Trauma (peds)

Ch. 24. Elimination:

- Chronic Kidney Disease (adult)

- Bowel Obstruction (adult)

Ch. 25. Metabolism:

- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (peds)

- Cirrhosis (adult)

Ch. 26. Stress and Coping: Substance Use Disorder (peds)
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Ignatavicius, Donna D. Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs; Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators; President, DI Associates, Inc. Littleton, Colorado.

Donna Ignatavicius is nationally recognized as an expert in nursing education and medical-surgical/gerontological nursing and has a wealth of experiences as a nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, and administrator for over 40 years. Currently, she provides curriculum consultation and presentations for nursing faculty on topics such as concept-based curriculum, assessment of learning methods, and active learning strategies through her consulting company, DI Associates, Inc. Additionally, she is the primary author of numerous articles and books, including Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 10th ed. (2021) and her new student workbook, Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination. In 2007 she was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) for her national contribution to the field of nursing education. In 2016 she obtained her Certified Nurse Educator® (CNE) credential; in 2020 she obtained her Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl) credential.
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