Davis s NCLEX RN Success

Davis s NCLEX RN   Success Author Sally L Lagerquist
ISBN-10 9780803638006
Release 2012-04-25
Pages 992
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All of the ingredients for NCLEX-RN® success are here! Just follow Sally Lambert Lagerquist’s study plan and you’ll join the thousands who have passed their exams with her guidance.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success Author Cathy Melfi Curtis
ISBN-10 9780803666931
Release 2016-11-21
Pages 416
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2 Books in 1. . . Q&A Course Review and NCLEX prep. Guarantee your mastery of psychiatric mental health nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. Over 900 multiple-choice and alternate format questions, organized by specific disorders, make a difficult subject more manageable. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you to critically analyze the question types.



Capstone Coach for Nursing Excellence

Capstone Coach for Nursing Excellence Author Linda Campbell
ISBN-10 9780803640887
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 347
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Accelerate your transition to nursing success! Excel in your senior practicum, pass the NCLEX-RN® and flourish in your new nursing career. A streamlined, outline format, case studies, clinical alerts, and quick-reference tables ensure you easily master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed as an RN.



Essentials of Nursing Leadership Management

Essentials of Nursing Leadership   Management Author Patricia Kelly
ISBN-10 9781133935582
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 528
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Practical, straightforward, and user-friendly, the third edition of ESSENTIALS OF NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT is designed to help readers develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage nursing care delivery in the 21st century. This comprehensive book is organized into five units; the Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, Leadership and Management of the Interdisciplinary Team, Leadership and Management of Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement of Patient Outcomes, and Leadership and Management of Self and the Future. Through nursing case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, NCLEX-style questions, review activities, and web activities, readers will successfully build their confidence in handling a range of common nursing leadership and management situations. The completely revised third edition contains up-to-date coverage of relevant topics such as information technology, quality improvement, safety , informatics, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, National Safety Goals, and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Davis s Q A Review For NCLEX RN

Davis s Q A Review For NCLEX RN Author Kathleen A Ohman
ISBN-10 9780803642171
Release 2017-01-18
Pages 1056
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Davis’s Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® gives you an overview of the latest test plan and outlines the test-taking strategies you need to prepare for the exam. Practice questions guide you through all of the content covered on the NCLEX, while two comprehensive exams test mastery of all subject areas covered on the NCLEX exam.



Mastering The Teaching Role

Mastering The Teaching Role Author Barbara K Penn
ISBN-10 9780803620896
Release 2008-03-04
Pages 420
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AJN Book of the Year 2008! Turn to this team of expert nurse educators for down-to-earth, practical guidance on the common concerns and problems faced by new teachers in the classroom. Whether you have questions about teaching and learning principles, the technical aspects of planning a course, managing a classroom, or evaluating learning, you’ll find the answers here. You’ll even find advice on professional issues in the higher education setting and strategies for a successful career.



Test Success Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students

Test Success Test Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students Author Patricia M Nugent
ISBN-10 9780803644861
Release 2015-07-23
Pages 492
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Thoroughly updated and revised, the 7th Edition provides more alternate-item-format questions reflecting the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan as well as a wealth of test-taking tips to reduce anxiety and build confidence for Test Success!



Maternal Child Nursing Test Success

Maternal Child Nursing Test Success Author Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826141576
Release 2011-06-24
Pages 394
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Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative and refreshing study aid is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of maternal-child nursing through unfolding case studies. Nursing content is woven into vivid case vignettes that evolve over time, thus engaging students and helping them develop critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. The text also serves as a comprehensive workbook for students preparing for the NCLEX-RN®. It is the only maternal-child nursing review text to integrate content with practice and professional responsibilities to foster an engrossing real-world learning experience. The case vignettes are based on actual cases and incorporate all core content topics (assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care) for maternal-child nursing and NCLEX-RN® success. The book includes multiple choice, matching, true/false and calculation questions, each related to the unfolding clinical situation. Exercise answers with rationale appear at the end of each chapter. References at the end of the book facilitate self-remediation. Nurse-educators will also find this resource helpful for simulation experiences, classroom cases, group projects, and clinical conferences. Key Features: Reviews maternal-child nursing core content for course learning and test review prep, as well as for NCLEX-RN® success Uses unfolding, real-life case vignettes to integrate core content with practice and professional responsibilities Covers all types of NCLEX-style questions for greater test familiarity Incorporates online resources for use in clinical settings Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse"



Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education Author Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
ISBN-10 9780826195562
Release 2013-02-11
Pages 450
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This book should be required reading for all educators! It is necessary for educators to keep pace with the changing dynamics of learners and this book provides insights into how to achieve this goal."--Doody's Medical Reviews Praise for the Third Edition: ìWithout question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf.î --Nursing Education Perspectives The ìgold standardî for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools and rubrics for measuring studentsí classroom and clinical performance. It describes how to develop a test blueprint and to assemble, administer, write, and score all types of tests and test questions, and analyze tests and test performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. It includes guidelines for preventing cheating, and for conducting productive posttest discussions. The book offers strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics. The book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. The text meets NLN Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies (15% of CNE Test BluePrint). New to the Fourth edition: Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in nursing classroom and clinical education A new chapter on online testing, with and without an online teaching platform such as BlackBoard, standardized online testing packages, establishing valid online-based testing, and related issues Current research, references, and new examples Stronger focus on evaluating higher level cognitive functions Additional test preparation for NCLEX and other certification tests Development of test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams, including discussion of innovative items being piloted for possible use on the NCLEX Expanded coverage on establishing rubrics for assessing written assignments New information on using simulation for ìHigh Stakes Testingî Online teaching guide that includes PowerPoint slides, sample core syllabus, and learner activities



Clinical Simulations for Nursing Education Learner Volume

Clinical Simulations for Nursing Education   Learner Volume Author Marcia L Gasper
ISBN-10 9780803632165
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 432
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Develop the critical assessment, clinical reasoning, and nursing care skills they need to deliver and practice safe and effective patient care. Each realistic, patient-care simulation focuses on a defined clinical domain, critical knowledge and skills, levels of competency, evidenced-based practice guidelines, National Patient Safety Goals, and research-based design characteristics.



NCLEX RN EXCEL Second Edition

NCLEX RN   EXCEL  Second Edition Author Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
ISBN-10 9780826128348
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 672
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Promotes mastery of the more challenging 2016 exam! This ultimate NCLEX-RN® review book that “helps you think like a nurse” has been fully updated to incorporate the 2016 test plan. Including more complex case studies to reflect the difficulty of the exam, this comprehensive review encourages active learning to master the content. Each evolving case study is broken down into realistic clinical problems that students can solve only by using the critical thinking skills necessary for the NCLEX-RN exam. Interspersed with over 700 interactive questions and rationales, audio-based questions, and electronic learning resources, the case studies mimic real-life nursing situations and provide models to help students problem-solve when taking the actual test. The review is presented in an enjoyable format without the drudgery of question after unrelated question or medical terminology flashcards. Multiple-choice questions, select all that apply, hot spots, matching, true and false, prioritizing, gaming, and calculations replicate the actual NCLEX-RN exam and keep students engaged throughout the review process. Each nursing specialty features a chapter on its specific pharmacology principles, culminating in a stand-alone chapter solely dedicated to reviewing pharmacological principles. Beyond its utility as an exam review, this resource is also a unique case study book designed to assist instructors in delivering content in an innovative format. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated to mirror the new 2016 test plan Reflects new changes in nursing, including prioritization, delegation, room assignment, The Joint Commission competencies, work-arounds, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) reporting, and value-based care More in-depth case studies to reflect greater exam complexity New chapters on gerontology nursing, men’s health, and veterans’ health New question types, including audio-based New e-learning component New responses to questions are defined by test plan categories and difficulty level Adds many new interactive questions and answers Key Features: Uses unfolding case study approach, integrating all patient care content areas with practice and professional roles Mirrors NCLEX test blueprint Offers an enjoyable study option distinct from traditional Q & A Provides over 700 questions and answers using varied NCLEX question styles Includes references at the end of chapters for self-remediation



Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio

Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio Author Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
ISBN-10 9780826120397
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 208
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"[A] great guide and resource for a nurse at any level who wishes to construct and present a professional nurse portfolio."--Journal for Nurses in Professional Development "With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios." Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure. This volume will help nursing academics: Assess their strengths and weaknesses Write a personal statement Demonstrate their teaching skills Showcase their research/scholarship Organize and present their portfolio Develop an E-portfolio The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators. Key Features: Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenure Organized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolio Includes numerous examples from real-life portfolios Features "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse faculty Provides recommendations for achieving academic advancement Based on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication



Fast Facts for the Nurse Educator

Fast Facts for the Nurse Educator Author Springer Publishing Company
ISBN-10 9780826128690
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 173
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Springer Publishing invites you to delve into our bestselling Fast Facts series of concise reference books for nurses in a variety of nursing settings. Please use this opportunity to introduce yourself to the Fast Fact series if you have not done so. These six selected titles deliver core information used by a variety nursing professionals including instructors and clinicians. Fast Facts books are packed with timely and accessible information in a personal and easy-to-read format. Short paragraphs, bulleted information, and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" provide knowledge you can put to work immediately.



NCLEX RN EXCEL

NCLEX RN EXCEL Author Brenda Reap Thompson, MSN, RN, CNE
ISBN-10 0826106013
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 576
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NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL-Learn to think like a nurse on the exam. NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL contains the single most effective preparatory tool for success on the exam: the unfolding case study review. Based on the successful NCLEX-RN EXCEL methodology used in the Drexel University program, this is the only review book to utilize the unfolding case study approach to help you master test content. This approach promotes interactive learning through case vignettes and simulation environments, providing a clear, conceptual basis for test content. The unfolding case studies closely mimic real-life situations in nursing, providing situational models that assist students to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques when taking the actual test. Unlike all competing books, this book helps you to contextualize the information you need to pass the test. This innovative methodology is more effective than just practice questions alone, and has resulted in exceedingly high success rates. Key features: A systematic review of content from the new client needs test plan and the updated 2010 test blueprint Skill development in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care Rapid Response Tips (RRT) to help master content quickly and easily Key knowledge required for the test built into engaging case vignettes Pharmacology and medication administration principles incorporated into each chapter Full explanations of test answers at the end of each chapter If you want to get past the drudgery of flashcards, endless practice questions, and test-taking tricks-if you want a deeper understanding of the test material-get NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL.



Patho Phlash

Patho Phlash Author Valerie I Leek
ISBN-10 9780803629745
Release 2011-10-19
Pages 438
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Perfect for Understanding diseases and disorders, increasing test scores in class, and improving scores on the NCLEX® exam



Teaching in Nursing

Teaching in Nursing Author Diane M. Billings
ISBN-10 9780323260589
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 592
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Teaching in Nursing, 4th Edition is the only nursing text to address all three components of education -- teaching, curriculum, and evaluation. Comprehensive guidelines help you meet the day-to-day challenges of teaching, including curriculum development, the diversity of student learning styles, and developing and using classroom tests. This edition has been updated with information on the latest trends in education including new information on the use of simulations to facilitate learning, the latest on competency-based and concept-focused curricula, developing learner-centered courses, and more. Edited by expert nursing educators Diane M. Billings and Judith A. Halstead, Teaching in Nursing is a past winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, and is an excellent resource for nurses preparing to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. The only nursing resource to cover teaching, curriculum, and evaluation of students -- the three essential components of nursing education. Contributing authors are nationally recognized scholars in their fields of expertise. Models of teaching are used to demonstrate clinical teaching, teaching in interdisciplinary setting, how to evaluate students in the clinical setting, and how to adapt teaching for community-based practice. Teaching strategies promote critical thinking and active learning, including evaluation techniques, lesson planning, and constructing examinations. Evidence-based teaching boxes explain how to practice and apply evidence-based teaching, with implications for faculty development, administration, and the institution. End-of-chapter summaries let you draw conclusions based on the chapter content. Open-ended application questions at the end of each chapter are ideal for faculty-guided discussion and online education. Up-to-date research looks ahead to the needs of the future. Updated Clinical Simulations chapter describes the most up-to-date simulation products and includes new information on using simulations to facilitate learning. NEW! Expanded information on using technology to facilitate learning. An emphasis on curriculum includes information on the newest competency-based and concept-focused curricula. NEW Developing Learner-Centered Courses chapter presents new information on learner development and socialization. NEW Accreditation of Nursing Programs chapter provides an overview of how a program attains accreditation status, and explains the importance of having an accredited nursing program. A completely revised media chapter provides new information about classroom response systems, using digital media, and handheld devices in the classroom. The evaluation section has been expanded to be inclusive of program evaluation related to accreditation process. Expanded information on developing and using classroom tests includes specifics on writing effective multiple-choice questions and the importance of item discrimination. The latest distance learning information describes the positives and negatives of video conferencing, webinars, and the latest approaches to engaging learners at a distance. Coverage of online teaching includes examples of how to design a course using Web 2.0 tools.



A Man s Guide to a Nursing Career

A Man s Guide to a Nursing Career Author Chad E. O'Lynn
ISBN-10 9780826106858
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 211
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" This is a nuts and bolts guide to a career in nursing--from its earliest consideration through education and clinical practice--designed specifically for men. The text describes the career paths available along with a consideration of their financial benefits, job security, personal fulfillment, and the need for nurses skilled at information management and technology. It discusses strategies for dealing with a rigorous nursing curriculum compounded by the challenges of potential anti-male sentiment. The guide takes the reader from day one of nursing school through the licensing exam and addresses the specific needs of second-degree and accelerated program students. The book also considers the obstacles that may result from cross-gender nursing communication and relationships with a focus on teamwork. "