Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN, 3rd edition

  • Mary Ann Hogan


The Ultimate NCLEX-RN® Exam Preparation Guide!

New and updated, the Third Edition of the best-selling Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN® offers a comprehensive outline review of the essential content areas tested on the NCLEX­-RN® exam, including critical areas such as management, delegation, leadership, decision­-making, pharmacology, and emergency care. These topics are incorporated throughout, with ample practice questions that simulate actual difficulty levels on the NCLEX­-RN® exam. Organized by the Categories of Client Needs, each unit represents one of the Categories of Client Needs and contains chapters that integrate concepts from across the nursing curriculum, providing a uniquely synthesized approach to preparing for the real exam.


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Table of contents

Section 1: Preparing for the NCLEX-RN® Exam

1. The NCLEX-RN Licensing Examination

2. Test Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies

3. Test Preparation for Internationally Educated Nurses

Section 2: Safe and Effective Care Environment: Management of Care

4. Legal and Ethical Nursing Practice

5. Nursing Leadership and Management

Section 3: Safe and Effective Care Environment: Safety and Infection Control
6. Injury Prevention, Disaster Planning, and Protecting Client Safety
7. Preventing and Controlling Infection

Section 4: Health Promotion and Maintenance
8. Reproduction, Family Planning, and Infertility
9. Uncomplicated Antenatal Assessment and Care
10. Uncomplicated Labor and Delivery Care
11. Uncomplicated Postpartum Assessment and Care
12. Uncomplicated Newborn Care
13. Lifespan Growth and Development
14. Providing Immunizations
15. Health and Physical Assessment
16. Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices
17. Age-Related Care of Older Adults

Section 5: Psychosocial Integrity
18. Therapeutic Communication and Environment
19. Culturally Relevant Care
20. Coping with Stressors
21. Mental Health Disorders
22. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders
23. Crisis Intervention and Suicide
24. End-of-Life Care

Section 6: Psysiological Integrity: Basic Care and Comfort
25. Meeting Nutritional Needs
26. Meeting Basic Human Needs
27. Maintaining the Function of Tubes and Drains
28. Integrative Therapies

Section 7: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies 

29. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration

30. Pediatric Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration

31. Intravenous Therapy

32. Blood and Blood Component Therapy

33. Total Parenteral Nutrition

34. Maternal and Newborn Medications

35. Psychiatric Medications

36. Respiratory Medications

37. Cardiovascular Medications

38. Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Medications

39. Renal Medications

40. Gastrointestinal Medications

41. Endocrine Medications

42. Integumentary Medications

43. Eye and Ear Medications

44. Antineoplastic Medications

45. Immunologic and Anti-Infective Medications


Section 8: Physiological Integrity: Reduction of Risk Potential

46. Common Laboratory Tests

47. Common Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

48. Perioperative Care


Section 9: Physiological Integrity: Physiological Adaptation

49. Complicated Antenatal Care

50. Complicated Labor and Delivery Care

51. Complicated Postpartum Care

52. Complicated Newborn Care

53. Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances

54. Acid—Base Imbalances

55. Respiratory Disorders

56. Cardiovascular Disorders

57. Neurologic Disorders

58. Renal or Genitourinary Disorders

59. Gastrointestinal Disorders

60. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

61. Musculoskeletal Disorders

62. Integumentary Disorders

63. Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

64. Hematologic Disorders

65. Oncologic Disorders

66. Immunologic Disorders

67. Communicable or Infectious Diseases

68. Basic Life Support


Comprehensive Exam

Comprehensive Exam Answer Key

Appendix: Nursing Notes


Published by Pearson (January 9th 2017) - Copyright © 2018