NCLEX-PN Practice Questions

NCLEX-PN Practice Questions

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NCLEX-PN (R) Practice QuestionsSecond Edition 1,000 Questions with Detailed Answers Wilda RinehartDiann SloanClara Hurd Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN (R) 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 (TM) 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 (R). 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. Score Higher on the NCLEX-PN (R)!The CD features innovative Computer Adaptive Testing software by ExamForce, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN (R) exam. Key features include the following:All 1,000 questions in this book are included on the CD, giving you yet another effective tool with which to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN (R) exam Multiple test modes, questions that simulate an actual PN exam, and detailed answer explanations A free electronic copy of the book NCLEX-PN (R) is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
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  • Mixed media product | 408 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789737078
  • 9780789737076
  • 2,328,789

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NCLEX-PN(R) 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(R) 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(TM) 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(R). 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. Score Higher on the NCLEX-PN(R)! The CD features innovative Computer Adaptive Testing software by ExamForce, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN(R) exam. Key features include the following: All 1,000 questions in this book are included on the CD, giving you yet another effective tool with which to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-PN(R) exam Multiple test modes, questions that simulate an actual PN exam, and detailed answer explanations A free electronic copy of the book NCLEX-PN(R) is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
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Table of contents

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Welcome to the NCLEX-PN (R) Practice Questions Exam Cram . . . . . . 1Taking the Computerized Adaptive Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2The Cost of the Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2How to Prepare for the Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3What Will You Find in This Book? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Hints for Using This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Need Further Study? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Contact the Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chapter 1: Practice Exam 1 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chapter 2: Practice Exam 2 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 73Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Chapter 3: Practice Exam 3 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 145Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Chapter 4: Practice Exam 4 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Chapter 5: Practice Exam 5 and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275Quick Check Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318Answers and Rationales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Appendix A: Things You Forgot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 341Therapeutic Drug Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341Vital Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341Anticoagulant Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342Intrapartal Normal Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342Standard Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Airborne Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Droplet Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Contact Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Chemoprophylaxis After Occupational Exposure to HIV . . . . . 344Revised Life Support Guidelines (American Heart Association) . . . . . 345Defense Mechanisms Often Used by Clients During StressfulSituations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345Nutrition Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346Immunization Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 Appendix B: Need to Know More? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349The National Council Exam for Licensed Practical Nurses . . . 349Pharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . 350Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . 350Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351Care of the Client with Burns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . 352Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and ConnectiveTissue Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353Care of the Client with Cardiac Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355Maternal-Newborn Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355Care of the Pediatric Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356Legal 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? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373The CramMaster Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373Multiple Test Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 Pretest Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 Adaptive Drill Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 Simulated Exam Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374Installing CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN (R) Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374Using CramMaster for the NCLEX-RN (R) Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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About Wilda Rinehart

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 Consultants. For the past 29 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 medical-surgical 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 NursingReview, 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 the 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.
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