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Practice Questions for NCLEX-RN®, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Donna F. Gauwitz
  • ISBN-10: 1401805906  |  ISBN-13: 9781401805906
  • 1200 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published



When it comes to preparing you for the NCLEX-RN® examination, nobody does it better than Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning! Practice Questions for NCLEX-RN® is the ultimate student-to-professional resource designed to help you succeed using the current test plan framework. This book and CD cover the broad spectrum of nursing knowledge tested on the NCLEX-RN® examination with an emphasis on critical thinking skills.

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Features and Benefits

  • 4,400 practice questions with answers and rationales for right and wrong choices
  • Interactive CD-ROM that simulates the testing environment
  • Unique PDA portability! Free PDA downloads with 500 practice questions
  • Questions are coded to reflect the current test plan areas of client need, nursing process, cognitive level, and subject area
  • Practice questions are designed to address the increased item difficulty on the exam with an emphasis on the areas of delegation, prioritization, and critical thinking
  • Alternative item format questions are marked with a special icon for easy identification

Table of Contents

Preparing for the NCLEX Examination
Unit I: Medical-Surgical Nursing
Chapter 1 Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Chapter 2 Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 3 Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 4 Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 5 Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 6 Neurological Disorders
Chapter 7 Integumentary Disorders
Chapter 8 Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 9 Genitourinary Disorders
Chapter 10 Oncology Disorders
Chapter 11 Hematalogical Disorders
Chapter 12 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders
Chapter 13 Perioperative Nursing
Unit II: Pharmacologic Nursing
Chapter 14 Medication Therapy
Chapter 15 Measurement and Drug Calculations
Chapter 16 Drugs for Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Chapter 17 Drugs for the Respiratory System
Chapter 18 Drugs for the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 19 Drugs for the Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 20 Drugs for the Endocrine System
Chapter 21 Drugs for the Neurological System
Chapter 22 Drugs for the Integumentary System
Chapter 23 Drugs for the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 24 Drugs for the Genitourinary System
Chapter 25 Drugs for the Reproductive System
Chapter 26 Antineoplastic Drugs
Chapter 27 Psychotropic Drugs
Unit III: Pediatric Nursing
Chapter 28 Growth and Development
Chapter 29 Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Chapter 30 Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 31 Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 32 Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 33 Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 34 Neurological Disorders
Chapter 35 Integumentary Disorders
Chapter 36 Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 37 Genitourinary Disorders
Chapter 38 Oncology Disorders
Chapter 39 Hematological Disorders
Chapter 40 Infectious and Communicable Disorders
Unit IV: Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing
Chapter 41 The Antepartal Period
Chapter 42 The Intrapartal Period
Chapter 43 The Postpartal Period
Chapter 44 Newborn Care
Chapter 45 Reproductive Disorders
Unit V: Psychiatric Nursing
Chapter 46 Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 47 Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 48 Dissociative Disorders
Chapter 49 Personality Disorders
Chapter 50 Mood Disorders
Chapter 51 Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 52 Paranoid Disorders
Chapter 53 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Chapter 54 Substance Abuse
Chapter 55 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Chapter 56 Eating Disorders
Unit VI: Gerontologic Nursing
Chapter 57 Health Issues of the Older Adult
Chapter 58 Delirium and Dementia
Unit VII: Community Health Nursing
Chapter 59 Case Management
Chapter 60 Long-Term Care
Chapter 61 Home Health Care
Chapter 62 Hospice
Unit VIII: Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 63 Cultural Diversity
Chapter 64 Leadership and Management
Chapter 65 Ethical Issues
Chapter 66 Legal Issues for Older Adults


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Instructor Supplements

Complete Review for NCLEX-RN®  (ISBN-10: 0766862372 | ISBN-13: 9780766862371)

When it comes to preparing you for the NCLEX-RN® examination, nobody does it better than Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning! Complete Review for NCLEX-RN® is a comprehensive and detailed review covering all subject areas found on the exam. All questions are coded to reflect the current test plan breakdown of client need, nursing process, cognitive level and subject area. A special emphasis is placed on the areas of delegation, prioritization, and critical thinking, which are essential for success on the NCLEX-RN®. Your preparation for the licensure examination is just not "complete" without this essential study tool.

Delmar’s Nursing Review Series: Gerontological Nursing  (ISBN-10: 1401811817 | ISBN-13: 9781401811815)

If you are preparing to take the NCLEX-RN® examination, you cannot afford to be without Delmar’s Nursing Review Series. These texts provide you with a detailed and focused review in 8 specific subject areas: Pharmacology; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Pediatric Nursing; Maternity and Women’s Health Nursing; Gerontologic Nursing; Psychiatric Nursing; Legal and Ethical Nursing and Community Health Nursing. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.

Student Supplements

Practice Questions for NCLEX-RN® (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 1111319278 | ISBN-13: 9781111319274)

CD  (ISBN-10: 1111322724 | ISBN-13: 9781111322724)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donna F. Gauwitz

Donna F. Gauwitz began teaching a variety of nursing specialties at medical centers and colleges in Illinois and Florida. She later became a nursing education specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and eventually a senior teaching specialist at the University of Minnesota and the coordinator of the Nursing Skills Laboratory in Minneapolis. Her NCLEX® experience includes delivering review courses to prepare new nursing graduates for the NCLEX-RN® exam, as well as writing test questions for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s use in developing it each year. Ms. Gauwitz’s writing has appeared in nursing journals, well as her other textbook, Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professions, 8th Edition (McGraw-Hill). She is a Medical Legal Expert, member of Sigma Theta Tau, and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing. Ms. Gauwitz earned her MS Degree from Northwestern University College of Nursing in Evanston, Illinois.