NCLEX Review: Strategies and Skills

NCLEX Review: Strategies and Skills

by Nancy A. DiDona, Didona

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Overview

NCLEX Review: Strategies and Skills is the perfect test prep for all RN and LPN candidates! This unique review guide presents a 5-Step Approach to answering NCLEX questions and focuses on essential test-taking strategies specific to the latest NCLEX test plans. Each step in the approach is accompanied by NCLEX practice questions, anecdotes from nurses who have passed the NCLEX exam, hints, tricks, and proven guidelines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284071542
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 08/14/2014
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

What Is a Skill? 4

What Is a Strategy? 5

Developing and Nurturing Skills and Strategies 5

Habits: They Can Hurt You 6

ABC: What It Means for the NCLEX 7

Summary 9

Student Profile 1 9

Student Profile 2 10

Chapter 2 NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Test Plans 11

NCLEX-RN Test Plan 13

Client Needs 13

Integrated Processes 14

Overview of Content 14

NCLEX-PN Test Plan 16

Client Needs 16

Integrated Processes 17

Overview of Content 17

Chapter 3 Examples of Test-Taking Skills and Strategies 21

Skills and Strategies 23

Example Questions and Rationales 23

Using a Mnemonic System 54

Summary 56

Chapter 4 The 5-Step Approach to Answering NCLEX Questions 57

Start with the Basics 59

The 5-Step Approach 61

Step 1 61

Step 2 64

Step 3 65

Step 4 66

Step 5 67

Alternatives to Numbering Answers, or Using Step 1 68

Practice and Habits 71

Practice Questions 72

Chapter 5 Alternate Format Questions 77

What Are Alternate Format Questions? 79

Multiple Response Multiple Choice Questions 79

Prioritizing/Ordering Response Questions 81

Fill-in-the-Blank Questions 82

Image/Hot Spot Questions 84

Summary 86

Practice Questions 86

Chapter 6 Physical and Emotional Preparation 93

What's Next? 95

Overcoming Fear 95

Talk to Yourself 96

Additional Test-Taking Tactics 98

Nutritional Preparation 100

Be a Loner for a Day 102

Student Profile 3 61

Chapter 7 Comprehensive Examination I 107

Chapter 8 Comprehensive Examination II 169

Chapter 9 Comprehensive Examination III 235

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