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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN� Examination. Edition No. 8

  • Book

  • May 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5146570
Get the best review for the NCLEX-PN� exam from the leading NCLEX� experts! Written by Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela E. Silvestri, Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN� Examination, 8th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN. The book includes a review of all nursing content areas, more than 4,500 NCLEX exam-style questions, detailed rationales, test-taking tips and strategies, and new Next-Generation NCLEX (NGN)-style questions. An Evolve website simulates the exam-taking experience with a choice of practice questions along with realistic practice tests. Based on Silvestri's proven Pyramid to Success, 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 on Evolve. - Detailed rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. - Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/chart, and video clips. - Test-taking strategies provide useful hints for analyzing and uncovering correct answer options. - Pyramid Points and Pyramid Alerts identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam - 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. - What Should You Do? boxes in each chapter help you develop critical thinking skills, with answers at the end of the chapter. - UNIQUE! A 75-question pre-test on Evolve provides feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, and the results generate an individualized study calendar. - NEW! Next-Generation NCLEX� (NGN)-style questions ensure that you are ready for the biggest change to the NCLEX-PN test plan in many years. - New! The current NCLEX-PN� test plan is incorporated throughout the book and the Evolve companion website.

Table of Contents

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

5. Care of Special Populations

6. Ethical and Legal Issues

7. Prioritizing Client Care: Leadership, Delegating, and Emergency Response Planning

Unit 3 - Nursing Sciences

8. Fluids and Electrolytes

9. Acid-Base Balance

10. Vital Signs and Laboratory Reference Intervals

11. Nutritional Components of Care

12. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration

Unit 4 - Foundations of Care

13. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client

14. Hygiene and Safety

15. Calculation of Medication and Intravenous Dosages

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 Delivery 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 and Endocrine Disorders

31. Gastrointestinal Disorders

32. Eye, Ear, and Throat and Respiratory Disorders

33. Cardiovascular Disorders

34. Renal and Urinary Disorders

35. Neurological and Cognitive Disorders

36. Musculoskeletal Disorders

37. Infectious and Communicable Diseases

38. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations

Unit 8 - Integumentary Disorders of the Adult Client

39. Integumentary System

40. Integumentary Medications

Unit 9 - Oncological and Hematological Disorders of the Adult Client

41. Oncological and Hematological Disorders

42. Oncological and Hematological Medications

Unit 10 - Endocrine Disorders of the Adult Client

43. Endocrine System

44. Endocrine Medications

Unit 11 - Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Adult Client

45. Gastrointestinal System

46. Gastrointestinal Medications

Unit 12 - Respiratory Disorders of the Adult Client

47. Respiratory System

48. Respiratory Medications

Unit 13 - Cardiovascular Disorders of the Adult Client

49. Cardiovascular Disorders

50. Cardiovascular Medications

Unit 14 - Renal and Urinary Disorders of the Adult Client

51. Renal and Urinary System

52. Renal and Urinary Medications

Unit 15 - Eye and Ear Disorders of the Adult Client

53. The Eye and the Ear

54. Eye and Ear Medications

Unit 16- Neurological Disorders of the Adult Client

55. Neurological System

56. Neurological Medications

Unit 17 - Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Adult Client

57. Musculoskeletal System

58. Musculoskeletal Medications

Unit 18 - Immune Disorders of the Adult Client

59. Immune Disorders

60. Immunological Medications

Unit 19 - Mental Health Disorders of the Adult Client

61. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

62. Mental Health Disorders

63. Addictions

64. Crisis Theory and Intervention

65. Psychiatric Medications

Unit 20

Comprehensive Test


Linda Anne Silvestri Nursing Instructor,University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las,Nevada; President Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc. Henderson, Nevada; Elsevier Next Generation NCLEX� (NGN) Thought Leader. 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 Silvestri Assistant Professor and BSN Program Director,University of Nevada,Las Vegas, Nevada; President Nurse Prep, LLC 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.