Mosbys Comprehensive Review of Nursing for the NCLEX-RN Examination is fully updated to reflect the newest NCLEX-RN test plan
Mosbys Comprehensive Review of Nursing for the NCLEX-RN Examination has been totally revised and updated for this 20th edition. The progression of subject matter in each area reflects the consistent approach that has been used throughout the book. Information presented incorporates the latest knowledge, newest trends, and current practices in the profession of nursing.
The Introduction for Students Preparing for the Licensure Examination provides information about the NCLEX-RN® Examination, including the classifications used in the test plan structure. It also reviews clues for answering multiple-choice questions, provides examples of alternateformat items, and discusses the comprehensive exams and how to use this book when studying.Foundations of Nursing Practice—Unit I (Chapters 1 through 3)—discusses factors that influence client needs, the basics of nursing practice, and integral aspects of nursing care. These chapters present information essential to the practice of nursing that is common to all of the clinical areas. Content related to Medical-Surgical Nursing is presented in Unit 2 (Chapters 5 through 13); content related to Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing is presented in Unit 3 (Chapters 15 through 21); content related to Childbearing and Women’s Health Nursing is presented in Unit 4 (Chapters 23 through 27); and content related to Child Health Nursing is presented in Unit 5 (Chapters 29 through 34). Chapters 4, 14, 22, 28, and 35 consist of questions with their answers and rationales that relate to Foundations of Nursing Practice, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Childbearing and Women’s Health Nursing, and Child Health Nursing, respectively. Chapter 36 in Unit 6 contains a 265-item Comprehensive Exam that mirrors the NCLEXRN® Examination. Chapter 37 in Unit 6 contains two Study Worksheets: Focus For Study Worksheet—Adapted NCLEX-RN Test Plan and Focus For Study Worksheet—Content Areas. These worksheets promote an individualized assessment that can focus future study.
The Medical-Surgical, Mental Health/Psychiatric, Childbearing and Women’s Health, and Child Health Nursing chapters incorporate information from the basic sciences, nutrition, pharmacology, acute and long-term care, and physical and emotional nursing care. We continue to present the material in the traditional clinical groupings for we still believe that when preparing for a comprehensive examination, the average student will study all of the distinct parts before attempting to put them together. Although we believe that in practice the nursing process is continually evolving rather than remaining a clearly defined step-by-step process, we present the content under the following headings: Assessment/Analysis, Planning/Implementation, and Evaluation/Outcomes. We believe that this grouping avoids needless repetition, recognizes the abilities of our readers, and reflects current practice.
Over 4200 questions have been included in this edition of Mosbys Comprehensive Review of Nursing for the NCLEX-RN Examination. More than 500 of them are new questions that reflect the increased emphasis on Management of Care, Reduction of Risk Potential, and Alternate Format Items. Although the majority of the questions are multiple-choice, the number of alternate format items (e.g., multiple-response items, ordered-response items, fill-in-the-blank items, hot spot items, and exhibit items) in the book was increased to 618.