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Description

  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 6 X 9
  • Pages: 408
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-8111-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-8111-6

NCLEX-PN® Practice Questions

Second Edition

1,000 Questions with Detailed Answers

Wilda Rinehart

Diann Sloan

Clara Hurd

  • Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN® exam.
  • Includes 1,000 sample test questions to help you determine whether you’re ready to take the actual exam.
  • Our popular Cram Sheet tearcard helps you remember key concepts and facts.
  • Use our innovative Quick Check Answer Key System™ to quickly find answers as you work your way through the questions.

“I studied nothing but your material for two weeks until I felt prepared to take the NCLEX®. Studying your material gave me the confidence I needed to pass!”

–Rayena Thorne, nursing student at Wallace State

Written by Three Leading Nursing Experts!

Wilda Rinehart has B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing and more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, consultant, and educator for nursing students.

Diann Sloan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing and a Ph.D. in counselor education and has worked as a nurse and educator for nearly 30 years.

Clara Hurd has B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing and currently is a nurse educator at Northeast Mississippi Community College with 30 years of experience.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Welcome to the NCLEX-PN® Practice Questions Exam Cram . . . . . . 1

Taking the Computerized Adaptive Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

The Cost of the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

How to Prepare for the Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

What Will You Find in This Book? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Hints for Using This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Need Further Study? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Contact the Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 1: Practice Exam 1 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Chapter 2: Practice Exam 2 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 73

Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Chapter 3: Practice Exam 3 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  . 145

Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190

Chapter 4: Practice Exam 4 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

Chapter 5: Practice Exam 5 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . 275

Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318

Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

Appendix A: Things You Forgot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 341

Therapeutic Drug Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Vital Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Anticoagulant Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Intrapartal Normal Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

Standard Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

    Airborne Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

    Droplet Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344

    Contact Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344

    Chemoprophylaxis After Occupational Exposure to HIV . . . . . 344

Revised Life Support Guidelines (American Heart Association) . . . . . 345

Defense Mechanisms Often Used by Clients During Stressful

Situations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

Nutrition Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

Immunization Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347

Appendix B: Need to Know More? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 349

The National Council Exam for Licensed Practical Nurses . . . 349

Pharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

Care of the Client with Burns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352

Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . 352

Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective

Tissue Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Care of the Client with Cardiac Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

Maternal-Newborn Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

Care of the Pediatric Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Legal Issues in Nursing Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Appendix C: Alphabetical Listing of Nursing Boards

 in the United States and Protectorate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 357

 

Appendix D: What’s on the CD-ROM? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 373

The CramMaster Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

Multiple Test Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

    Pretest Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

    Adaptive Drill Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

    Simulated Exam Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

Installing CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN® Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

Using CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN® Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375

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