Stressed Out About the NCLEX-RN®
Facing the NCLEX-RN® exam? Tired of flipping through hundreds of pages of reference materials to prepare?
Here’s a tool that will relieve your fears, reduce your stress, and prepare you to take the test with confidence.
Stressed Out About the NCLEX-RN® is a reader-friendly guide that makes the perfect study companion. This book will help you pass this critical test as it
- guides you through the application process so you get it right first time
- explains how the exam works, from subject content to computer adaptive testing
- teaches you how to analyze questions, break down answers, and arrive at the correct conclusion
- arms you with tools and study skills, so you work smarter, not harder
- helps relieve your stress, with tips for both before and during the exam
Helpful icons guide you and highlight important tips, advice, and techniques to prepare for the NCLEX.
This valuable resource is a must-have for
- nursing students
- recent graduates
- anyone overwhelmed by the NCLEX
Stressed Out About the NCLEX-RN® helps you through the entire process. Before you even begin to study, find out what the test entails.
In Part One, you'll learn how the test works, how to apply, and everything you need to know to prepare for test day.
Part Two walks you through the make up of the test questions and what you'll need to know for test success. And once you know what the test covers, you need to know where to start.
That's what Part Three does. This section identifies the areas you need to review. Remember, the NCLEX is not simply a test of your knowledge, it's a test of how you apply complex information to solve problems. It's an important exam and it's easy to get overwhelmed.
Part Four of Stressed Out About the NCLEX-RN® guides you through ways to manage your stress—from maximizing study groups, to deep breathing during the exam.
Take a look at the table of contents:
Part One : Preparation: What do I need to do?
Chapter 1: The final hurdle
Chapter 2: The lowdown on paperwork
Chapter 3: Before the test
Chapter 4: The NCLEX mystery unveiled
Part Two: Question breakdown
Chapter 5: All about the questions
Chapter 6: Test plan breakdown—Safe and Effective Care Environment
Chapter 7: Test plan breakdown—Health Promotion and Maintenance
Chapter 8: Test plan breakdown—Psychosocial Integrity
Chapter 9: Test plan breakdown—Physiological Integrity
Part Three: Studying: Making the most of your time
Chapter 10: Take a look at yourself—warts and all
Chapter 11: Develop a study plan
Chapter 12: Critical thinking and the NCLEX
Chapter 13: Test-taking strategies
Chapter 14: Choosing the right answer
Chapter 15: Topics for serious review
Part Four: Stress: How do you spell relief?
Chapter 16: If they passed, so can you
Chapter 17: Take a deep breath
Chapter 18: Exercise your stress away
Chapter 19: Manage stress by living well
Chapter 20: The big day
About the author
Patricia M. Pierce, ARNP, PhD, FAAN, has more than 25 years experience as a nurse educator. She is an educator at the Bay Pines VA Health Care System in St. Petersburg, FL, and is shared faculty to St. Petersburg College. During her long career in nursing education she has held faculty positions at the University of Texas, University of Florida, University of Tampa, St. Leo University, and the University of Phoenix.
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