NCLEX High-Risk: The Disaster Prevention Manual for Nurses Determined to Pass the RN Licensing Examination provides senior nursing students and graduate nurses, who are at risk of failing the NCLEX-RN, with proven methods to maximize their chances of success. Focusing on two key weakness areas, test-question analysis and basic nursing knowledge, readers will be guided through comprehensive self-diagnostic processes related to both of these areas, and then through whatever remedial work is needed. Readers will be equipped to take the NCLEX-RN with confidence!
- Presents in-depth material on test-taking strategies and test-item analysis
- Provides readers with essential principles for answering questions on certain topics, such as nurse-physician interactions and prioritization
- Introduces the Nugget Method, which enables readers to identify critical information that is missing from their nursing knowledge, and commit it to their long-term memory
- Guides readers in using their performance on the comprehensive tests to gauge their readiness to take or retake the NCLEX
- Offers nurse educators an essential tool for helping their students
Chapter 1 Are you at risk for failing NCLEX?
Chapter 2 Are You Using the Right NCLEX Prep Strategies?
Chapter 3 NCLEX-RN: Purpose, Format & Scope
Chapter 4 CAT Anatomy: How Computer-Adaptive Testing Works
Chapter 5 Registration, Results and Test-Center Smarts
Chapter 6 Test Yourself: How Good are You at Doping Out Test Questions?
Chapter 7 Test Yourself: How Good is Your Knowledge Base? *Includes Comprehensive Test #1*
Chapter 8 Mapping Your Progress & Using What You Don’t Know to Pass the NCLEX
Chapter 9 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Cardiac Disorders
Chapter 10 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Vascular Disorders
Chapter 11 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 12 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Neurological Disorders
Chapter 13 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Mental Health Disorders
Chapter 14 Practice Test: Nursing management of Patients with Renal/Urinary Tract Disorders
Chapter 15 Practice Test: Nursing management of Patients with Hematologic Disorders
Chapter 16 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 17 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Gastrointestinal and Biliary Tract Disorders
Chapter 18 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 19 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients with Reproductive System Disorders
Chapter 20 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Child-Bearing Women and Newborns
Chapter 21 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients Undergoing Surgery
Chapter 22 Practice Test: Nursing Management of Patients Being Treated for Cancer
Chapter 23 Practice Test: Communication and Management
Chapter 24 Comprehensive Exam #2
Chapter 25 Comprehensive Exam #3
Marian C. Condon-Professor of Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
Dr. Marian Condon is a professor of nursing at York College of Pennsylvania in York, Pennsylvania. She holds degrees in Nursing and Education and is a Certified Nurse Educator. Dr. Condon teaches a graduate-level course for nurse educators and specializes in assisting underachieving students, students who suffer from test anxiety and graduate nurses who’ve failed the RN licensing examination. Dr. Condon has successfully coached over 50 Graduate Nurses to retake NCLEX successfully, including many who had failed multiple times.
Karen S. March-Professor of Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
Dr. Karen S. March is a professor of nursing at York College of Pennsylvania in York, Pennsylvania and a nurse researcher in the department of EBP/nursing research at York Hospital. Board certified as an adult clinical nurse specialist since 1995 and certified as a critical care nurse since 1987, Dr. March has been a nurse educator for 17 years. As an educator, Dr. March has had extensive item-writing experience. She has written peer-reviewed examination items for a prominent nursing program, for various textbook supplements and chapters, and for a widely distributed computer-based critical care orientation package developed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Additionally, Dr. March developed a computerized test bank of more than 1200 questions for a leading pharmacology textbook. Dr. March shares her knowledge with both graduate and undergraduate students. She teaches a master's level course in measurement and evaluation in nursing, while, at the undergraduate level, she and another faculty member researched, planned and initiated an NCLEX-RN success program at York College which resulted in dramatically improved consistency of student outcomes.