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Irwin, Barbara J
NCLEX-PN® 2014-2015 : strategies, practice, & review with practice test / [Barbara J. Irwin, Patricia A. Yock, Judith A. Burckhardt]
Alternate Title National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses 2014-2015 : strategies, practice, and review
Kaplan NCLEX-PN® 2014-2015 : strategies, practice, and review
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York, NY : Kaplan Publishing, [2014]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 College/1st Flr/Aisle 1  RT62 .I79 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses -- Study guides
Practical nursing -- Examinations, questions, etc
Practical nursing -- Examinations -- Study guides
Practical nursing -- Outlines, syllabi, etc
Practical nursing -- Problems, exercises, etc
Practical nurses -- Licenses -- United States -- Examinations -- Study guides
Physical Description xv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Note Includes index
Contents NCLEX-PN exam overview. Overview of the NCLEX-PN exam. What is the NCLEX-PN exam? ; Content of the NCLEX-PN exam -- General test strategies. Standardized exams ; What behaviors does the NCLEX-PN exam test? ; Strategies that don't work on the NCLEX-PN exam ; Becoming a better test taker -- NCLEX-PN strategies and practice. Computer adaptive test strategies. Alternate test questions ; Multiple-choice test questions ; Critical thinking strategies ; Reword the question ; Eliminate incorrect answer choices ; Don't predict answers ; Recognize expected outcomes ; Read answer choices to obtain clues ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- The NCLEX-PN exam versus real-world nursing. First take care of the client, then the equipment ; Laboratory values ; Medication administration ; Notify the physician ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Strategies for priority questions. Strategy one: Maslow ; Strategy two: Nursing process (data collection versus implementation) ; Strategy three: Safety ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Strategies for coordination of care questions. Licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) ; Registered nurse (RN) ; Roles of other members of the health care team ; Coordination of care questions ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Strategies for positioning questions. Things to remember ; Essential positions to know for the NCLEX-PN exam ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Strategies for communication questions. Eliminating answer choices ; Selecting the correct response ; Chapter quiz ; Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam. How to study for the NCLEX-PN exam. Ineffective ways to prepare ; Effective methods of preparation ; Mental preparation -- The licensure process. How to apply for the NCLEX-PN exam ; Taking the exam -- Taking the test more than once. You are not alone ; How to interpret unsuccessful test results ; Should you test again? ; How should you begin? -- Essentials for international nurses. NCLEX-PN exam administration abroad ; CGFNS certificate ; Work visas ; Nursing practice in the United States ; U.S.-style nursing communication ; Sample questions ; Answers to sample questions ; Language ; Kaplan programs for international nurses -- The practice test. Practice Test ; Your practice test score ; Answer key ; Practice test answers and explanations -- NCLEX-PN exam resources. Appendix A. Summary of critical thinking paths ; Appendix B. Nursing terminology ; Appendix C. Common medical abbreviations ; Appendix D. State licensing requirements ; Appendix E. Pearson professional centers offering NCLEX-PN examinations : U.S. examination sites ; International examination sites ; Appendix F. Internet resources. Internet portals ; Clinical nursing resources ; Health care associations and government organizations ; Career management ; Self-care and stress management resources
Summary The National Council Licensure Examination for Practical (or Vocational) Nurses tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for the effective practice of entry-level nursing. Newly graduated practical/vocational nurses must pass the exam to become licensed and practice their profession. With exclusive strategies for exam success, Kaplan NCLEX-PN offers the most comprehensive guide to the exam, featuring: a practice test based on the most up-to-date information; money-back guarantee; Kaplan guarantees that readers will pass the test using our guide; detailed answer explanations; information on the exam's content and structure; a 20-item sample Kaplan's NCLEX-PN Question Bank online
NOTE 540010
Alternate Author Yock, Patricia A
Burckhardt, Judith A
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