Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition

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Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition


This must-have Study Guide will help you understand and apply material from every chapter of Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition! Use this study guide together with the textbook to gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career while also preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam.

  • Labeling, matching completion, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice review questions are specific to chapter objectives and include textbook page references.

  • Critical thinking activities sum up important chapter concepts with realistic clinical scenarios.
  • Performance Checklists correspond to skills in the textbook.
  • More NCLEX exam-style review questions, including alternate-item formats, prepare you for class tests and the NCLEX exam.
  • Additional critical thinking questions allow you to practice applying what you have learned.

Unit One: Basic Nursing Concepts

1. The Evolution of Nursing

2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

3. Communication

4. Vital Signs

5. Physical Assessment

6. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

7. Documentation

8. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

9. Life Span Development

10. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death

Unit Two: Basic Nursing Skills

11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

12. Medical/Surgical Asepsis and Infection Prevention and Control

13. Surgical Wound Care

14. Safety

15. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility

16. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

18. Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment

19. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination

20. Selected Nursing Skills

Unit Three: Basic Nursing Interventions

21. Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

22. Fluids and Electrolytes

23. Mathematics Review and Medication Administration

24. Emergency First Aid Nursing

Unit Four: Maternal And Neonatal Nursing

25. Health Promotion and Pregnancy

26. Labor and Delivery

27. Care of the Mother and Newborn

28. Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs

Unit Five: Pediatric Nursing

29. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

30. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care

31. Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder

32. Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder

Unit Six: Gerontologic Nursing

33. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

Unit Seven: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

34. Basic Concepts of Mental Health

35. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

36. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

Unit Eight: Community Health Nursing

37. Home Health Nursing

38. Long-Term Care

39. Rehabilitation Nursing

40. Hospice Care

Unit Nine: From Graduate to Professional

41. Professional Roles and Leadership

Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE and Elaine Oden Kockrow, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE


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