1200+ Questions with Detailed Answers "You were so right when you said that we should be prepared to answer many management-type questions. I enthusiastically recommend your review to anyone preparing to take the NCLEX!"-Susan Hardy, RN *Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-RN exam. *Includes more than 1,250 sample test questions to help you determine whether you're ready to take the actual exam. *Our popular Cram Sheet tear card 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. Written by Three Leading Nursing Experts! Wilda Rinehart has a B.S. and M.S. degree in nursing and more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, consultant, and educator for nursing students. Diann Sloan has a B.S. and M.S. degree in nursing and a Ph,D. in counselor education and has worked as a nurse and educator for nearly 30 years. Clara Hurd has a B.S. and M.S. degree in nursing and currently is a nurse educator at Northeast Mississippi Community College with 30 years experience. Score Higher on the NCLEX-RN!The CD features innovative Computer Adaptive Testing software by ExamForce, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-RN exam.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ...xv Chapter 1 Practice Exam 1 and Rationales ...1 Quick Check Answer Key 52 Answers and Rationales 55 Chapter 2 Practice Exam 2 and Rationales ...81 Quick Check Answer Key 131 Answers and Rationales 134 Chapter 3 Practice Exam 3 and Rationales ...159 Quick Check Answer Key 212 Answers and Rationales 215 Chapter 4 Practice Exam 4 and Rationales ...241 Quick Check Answer Key 292 Answers and Rationales 295 Chapter 5 Practice Exam 5 and Rationales ...323 Quick Check Answer Key 376 Answers and Rationales 379 Appendix A What's on the CD-ROM? ...403 The CramMaster Engine 403 Multiple Test Modes 403 Pretest Mode 403 Adaptive Drill Mode 404 Simulated Exam Mode 404 Installing CramMaster for the NCLEX-RNA (R) Exam 404 Using CramMaster for the NCLEX-RNA (R) Exam 405 Customer Support 405 Appendix B Need to Know More? ...407 The National Council Exam for Licensed Practical Nurses 407 Pharmacology 407 The Respiratory System 407 The Renal and Genitourinary System 408 The Hematopoietic System 408 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Acid/Base Balance 409 Burns 409 Sensorineural Disorders 410 Cancer 410 The Gastrointestinal System 411 The Musculoskeletal System 411 The Endocrine System 412 The Cardiovascular System 413 The Neurological System 413 Psychiatric Disorders 414 Maternal/Infant 414 Pediatrics 414 Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care 414 Legal Issues in Nursing Practice 414 Appendix C Alphabetical Listing of Nursing Boards in the United States and Protectorates ...415
Wilda Rinehart received her associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi. After working as a staff nurse and charge nurse, she became a public health nurse and served in that capacity for a number of years. In 1975, she received her Nurse Practitioner Certification in obstetric-gynecology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1979, she completed her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and the following year completed her master's degree in nursing from the same university. In 1980, Ms. Rinehart accepted a faculty position at Northeast Mississippi Community College where she taught medical surgical nursing and obstetrical nursing. In 1982, she founded Rinehart and Associates Educational Consults. For the past 22 years, she and her associates have worked with nursing graduates and schools of nursing to assist graduates to pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Nursing. She has also worked with faculty who want to improve their item writing skills and as a curriculum consultant. Ms. Rinehart has served as a convention speaker throughout the southeastern United States and as a reviewer of medicalsurgical and obstetric texts. She has coauthored NCLEX review materials and is presently working on DVD and CD review programs. As president of Rinehart and Associates, she serves as coordinator of a company dedicated to improving the quality of health through nursing education. Dr. Diann Sloan holds an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College, a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi, and a master's degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In addition to her nursing degrees, she holds a master of science in education degree in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and a doctor of philosophy degree in counselor education. She has minors in both psychology and educational psychology, from Mississippi State University. She has completed additional graduate studies in healthcare administration at Western New England College and the University of Mississippi. As a nurse educator, Dr. Sloan has taught pediatric nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing, and medical surgical nursing in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. As a member of Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review, Dr. Sloan has conducted test construction workshops for faculty and nursing review seminars for both registered and practical nurse graduates. She has coauthored materials used in the item writing workshops for nursing faculty and Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. Clara Hurd is an associate degree nurse graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi (1975). Her experiences in nursing are clinically based, having served as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as an oncology, intensive care, orthopedics, neurological, and pediatric nurse. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, and her master's degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. She is currently serving as a nurse educator at Northeast Mississippi Community College teaching medical-surgical content. Ms. Hurd has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. She was a faculty member of Mississippi University for Women; Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; and Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Hurd joined Rinehart and Associates in 1993. She has worked with students in preparing for the National Council Licensure Exam and with faculty as a consultant in writing test items. Ms. Hurd has also been a presenter at nursing conventions on various topics, including item writing for nursing faculty. Her primary professional goal is to prepare the student and graduate for excellence in the delivery of healthcare.