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There are many test prep series that help nurses prepare for the variety of required state, national or credential exams nurses must take.
Davis's Q&A Success Series
Fundamentals Success by Course Review NCLEX®-Style Q&A 2019 NCLEX-RN® Test Plan Master the fundamentals of nursing while developing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. More than 1,200 classroom-tested, NCLEX-style questions--including more than 440 alternate-item-format questions--reflect the latest advances in medical technology as well as the most recent guidelines and standards of care for nursing practice. An easy-to-follow format organizes information into 24 content areas. Each question provides answers and rationales for correct and incorrect responses and strategies for how to develop your critical-thinking skills. NEW! FREE, 30-day access to Davis Edge NCLEX-RN® with 10,000 questions included with purchase. See what students are saying online about the previous edition... êêêêê AMAZING. MUST HAVE. "Did the questions before I sat for the Fundamentals Specialty HESI RN. Scored a 1005. Gives you rationale on why your answer is not correct or why it is correct. I bought all of the success books."--Brittany, Amazon Reviewer êêêêê I LOVE this book. "I love the rationales that are included. It tells you why an answer is wrong as well as explains why an answer is correct. A definite MUST for nursing school!"--Amy, Amazon Reviewer êêêêê A great study method for exams! "Thanks for helping me get an A in my first theory/fundamentals term. I'd say doing these was more helpful than textbook studying or lecture notes! Mirrors the NCLEX style questions so I was confident when similar ones popped up on the final ;)"--Amazon Reviewer êêêêê Great Product. "If you're in nursing school, definitely get this book. The rationales help a lot. I brought my grades up big time with this book. AND, most of the time, there was a question or two on the test that was the same question in the book! :)"--Renae C., Amazon Reviewer
Publication Date: 2019-01-25
Maternal and Newborn Success : a Q & A review applying critical thinking to test taking by TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX®-prep later. Follows the new NCLEX-RN® 2016 Test Plan Assure your mastery of maternal and newborn nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. An easy-to-follow format parallels the content of your course, topic by topic, resulting in maternal and newborn content made manageable. The 3rd Edition of this popular resource features approximately 1,300 multiple-choice and alternate-format questions that reflect the latest advances in maternal-newborn nursing and the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you critically analyze the question types. You'll also find a wealth of alternate-format questions, including fill in the blank and select all that apply (SATA). See what students are saying online about the previous edition... Couldn't have gotten through without you! "This book was my lifeline. The way the questions are worded prepared me for how the tests were going to be and by studying the rationales as well, I was able to critically think through the questions I wasn't sure of. No lie, I wouldn't have made it through without this book and the peds one as well. One key advice, don't just ask and answer, really study the rationales because they are the key to the tests." Worth its weight in gold! "I am currently using this for my maternity rotation. If you need practice questions for exams, this is the book for you! My plan is to use the hard copy for the semester and the online questions for the final. I have an A so far because of this book!" Questions about content? Contact FAD Customer Service at CS@fadavis.com.
Publication Date: 2017
Med-Surg Success by TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX®-prep later. Assure your mastery of medical-surgical nursing knowledge while honing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. The 3rd Edition of this popular resource features over 2,300 questions (including 550 alternate-format questions) that reflect the latest advances in medical-surgical nursing and the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan. They organize the seemingly huge volume of information you must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. For each practice question, you'll find the answer, rationales for correct and incorrect responses, and a test-taking tip. The comprehensive exam at the end of each chapter assesses your strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for further study. Online at DavisPlus you'll find two, 75-question final exams. See what students are saying... A must buy for nursing school students! "I am currently in nursing school and my rotation is on a medical surgical unit, as well as my theory class covers a lot of medical surgical topics. I heard about these books to help with practice questions and boost test grades. These books are absolutely amazing. The questions are very thought out with rationales at the end of each question when you're checking your answers. There are questions for nearly every subject matter and it really has helped bump up my test grades and my knowledge. An absolute must!" The med surg bible. "Want do well in Med-Surg? BUY THIS BOOK. The rationales are great and so are the questions. Hundreds of questions per topic." This book saved my life! "After using this book to study for my next exam I was so happy to see that I got a 94%! That being said, I really recommend this book to anyone who is currently taking Med-surge, or preparing for the NCLEX®-RN." A must for every student in the nursing field. "I noticed that if you can answer the majority of those questions correctly, it will not only give you a better understanding of the topic, but YOU WILL PASS THE TEST in your class. Honestly, if you can only afford one extra book from your text book, this will be the one to take." "My first HESI exam in Med-Surg I nearly failed. Thereafter, I seem to be unstoppable thanks to the Success Series. I've gotten all "A"s in my nursing courses getting mostly above 90% on exams after using your products. I'm a tutor on campus so I recommend it to everyone! If you need further explanation or testimony I would gladly provide it." - Ann Voss
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Pediatric Success : NCLEX-style Q&A Review, 3rd ed. by About 900 questions total with test-taking tips and rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Includes a 100-question comprehensive final exam. Most questions written at application and analysis level--just like the exam. An easy-to-follow format, organized by body system. All questions field tested by nursing students. The RACE model incorporated to develop your critical thinking skills. NEW! FREE, 30-day access to Davis Edge NCLEX-RN® included with purchase of new print book. Test yourself with 10,000+ challenging questions; review proven test-taking strategies; and prepare for the biggest test of your career with simulated NCLEX exams.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- EBSCO
Publication Date: 2018-07-25
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success, 3rd ediition by 2 Books in 1! Q&A Course Review 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. Plus, two, 75-question exams online at DavisPlus help you assess your overall progress. Thoroughly updated and enhanced throughout, the 3rd Edition of this AJN Book of the Year incorporates DSM V and even more of the most difficult alternate-format questions. See what students are saying about the previous edition... "...this book has been a LIFESAVER. The chapters are set apart by disorders, and there are rationales for why or why not to choose a certain answer for every option."--Jessica Lindly "I truly think all of these "Success Q & A" books are essential study tools for me and my nursing school family. All of us who had this book did exceptionally well on our first Mental Health Nursing exam last week!!"--Kris Ambroon "Great book with tough questions that was very helpful for Mental Health Nursing course and NCLEX prep. Definitely worth the extra purchase."--Lauren Chasan Use this exceptional resource with your current book, or combine it with Mary C. Townsend''s psychiatric nursing texts? Each title follows the same organization as Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Success, 3rd Edition for the ideal teaching and learning experience. Check them out today... Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice, 8th Edition Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition Psychiatric Nursing Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications, 9th Edition
Publication Date: 2016-11-21
Research Success : Q&A review applying critical thinking to test taking -- Multi-User (3) by Here's all of the crucial coverage you need to succeed in class and confidently prepare for your classroom exams and the NCLEX. Master must-know content From an introduction to basic research concepts through design of quantitative and qualitative studies and data collection and analysis, you'll review all aspects of nursing research and its application to real-world practice. Practice, practice, practice. More than 700 NCLEX-style questions (including alternate format) in the text and online at DavisPlus offer test-taking tips and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. Critical-thinking facilitators and research study questions support learning and enhance critical thinking. What instructors and students are saying about the Success Series: "We have used your products for students to help increase critical thinking skills, prepare for NCLEX and course exams, and for review of nursing content. We recommend students purchase the Success Series and review the content and questions for remediation and to enhance nursing knowledge. The terminology at the beginning of each chapter provide key terms for the students to review before answering questions. The books are all encompassing in regards to what students need to review across the curriculum. We love them!!" - Louise Outlaw, Instructor at Brown Mackie College, St.Louis "The Success books have been an absolute lifeline for me. My "Success" proves it! It doesn't matter if you get the question right or wrong because you get so much out of the rationale- and then you can apply that information to your next exam, clinical rotation, or the NCLEX." --Corrie Cyre, President, Student Nurses Association Hillsborough Community College Southshore Hillsborough, FL Access more online Redeem the Plus Code inside to unlock two, 100-question exams online at DavisPlus.
Call Number: Online / ebook -- EBSCO
Publication Date: 2016
Test Taking Success -- ebook
Test Success: test-taking techniques for beginning nursing students, 8th edition by Build confidence and improve test scores. Success in nursing school starts here. A complete review of core concepts 900 questions (Alternate format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers A complete review of core concepts, plus 900 questions based on the latest NCLEX#65533; test plan will build confidence and improve test scores from the beginning of nursing school. Master tricky alternate-format questions, even SATA (select all that apply) and develop efficient studying skills with test-taking tips and rationales for correct and incorrect responses. Purchase this title NEW and get 150 additional questions online at DavisPlus. See what students are saying about the previous edition... Worth every penny. "I found this to be helpful from the very first chapter. I was able to apply the ideas to the very next test I took in nursing school and have found it changed the way I view nursing school. It breaks it down to the various types of questions asked and how to approach them. It teaches you to brush aside the distracting and unnecessary aspects of the questions and teaches you to hone in on what really is essential. It even helps you break down the dreaded 'select all that apply' questions. I highly recommend this book to any and all first-year nursing students."--Suzanne Chick Amazing. "The FA Davis Test Success book is amazing. In lecture, we're told how to deal with "nursing" questions but it can still be puzzling. The test success book is wonderful and gives you examples and explanations, and then a practice test to use the test-taking tips in and gauge your success."--Nina, Durham Technical Community College Great Techniques To Know BEFORE Starting School. "...this has helped tremendously. It breaks down the types of testing questions and gives hints on how to process it and choose the most correct answer. As well as ways to calm yourself on the day of the test and ways to prepare for test day. If you have test anxiety this will definitely help with calming your testing fears. I've read from several buyers of this book to read it before you start school and I definitely agree!"--J N Moore
Call Number: Online / ebook -- EBSCO
Publication Date: 2018-01-26
Pearson Reviews & Rationales Series
The Reviews and Rationales Series titles are available in the library.
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Comprehensive Review for Nursing RN (Pearson Reviews and Rationales) by For nursing students preparing for the NCLEX-RN® examination and for NCLEX-RN® preparation courses. 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. The Third Edition provides students with access to Pearson Test Prep--a new web-based application that enables students to practice for the NCLEX anytime and anywhere using their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Pearson Test Prep includes all 1,600 questions from the book, plus an additional 4,000 questions, and features all NCLEX-style question formats. Students can customize their practice experience to focus on specific topics, question types, and areas of difficulty, or simulate a realistic NCLEX-RN® exam. Detailed reporting features help students identify and focus on improving the areas where they need the most attention so they arrive prepared and confident on test day.
Publication Date: 2017-01-09
Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Balance (Pearson Reviews & Rationales) by For nursing courses covering fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, or those preparing nursing students for these components of the NCLEX-RN® examination. Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Fluids, Electrolytes & Acid-Base Balance with Nursing Reviews & Rationales, 4th Edition provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today's "need to know" nursing knowledge about fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Developed and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, it fully reflects the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan. Coverage includes principles of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, such as focused assessments and how they affect entire body systems. Individual chapters focus on specific electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus), acid-base disturbances, and replacement therapies for common fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Each chapter includes definitions, etiologies, clinical manifestations, and therapeutic management of fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base problems in the context of the nursing process. A complete support package includes access to more questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review. Hundreds of practice questions in the book and online at www.nursingreviewsandrationales.com help students measure their readiness for the NCLEX-RN®. In addition, you can access an eText version of this book on this website.
Publication Date: 2017-10-09
Made Incredibly Easy Series
This series is also very helpful. Many are available in either ebook or print formats.