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NCLEX High-Risk: The Disaster Prevention Manual for Nurses Determined to Pass the RN Licensing Examination

Author(s): Marian C. Condon, Professor of Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
Karen S. March, Professor of Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763773397
  • Paperback    378 pages      © 2011
Price: $76.95 US List
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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!
 
Key features:
  • 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.