Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination
Get ready to pass the Next-Generation NCLEX® Examination (NGN) on your first try with Developing Clinical Judgment for Professional Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-RN® Examination. Written by renowned nursing education expert Donna D. Ignatavicius and a team of expert item writers, this practical workbook is the only book on the market focused exclusively on developing the clinical reasoning skills you need for success on the NGN and in clinical practice. This collection of engaging and practical thinking exercises has been carefully developed to incorporate the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model (CJM) and to emphasize the new item types that will be integral to the NGN. Exercises range from basic to more complex and address all specialty areas to fully prepare you for all facets of the exam. In all, this "next-generation" workbook will become your invaluable companion throughout nursing school, helping you grow your clinical reasoning skills to match what’s expected on the new NGN and as a practicing nurse!
- This one-of-a-kind workbook dedicated to developing clinical judgment skills helps prepare you for the Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam (NGN) through practical thinking exercises in which you will apply the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Model (CJM).
- A comprehensive collection of carefully developed clinical reasoning exercises range from basic to more complex and address all specialty areas.
- Answer key with robust rationales to remediate learning follows at the end of the book.
- Six-part organization guides you through the entire NGN test plan.
- Answer questions in the book itself or on a companion Evolve website for automated scoring and remediation.
Part 1: Introduction: The Use of Clinical Judgment in Professional Nursing Practice 1.Transitioning from the Nursing Process to Clinical Judgment 2.Applying the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model to Ensure Client Safety
Part 2: Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Commonly Occurring Health Problems 3.Perfusion: Common Problems 4.Clotting: Deep Vein Thrombosis 5.Gas Exchange: Common Problems 6.Elimination: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 7.Nutrition: Common Problems 8.Mobility: Common Problems 9.Metabolism: Common Problems 10.Cellular Regulation: Breast Cancer 11.Inflammation: Common Problems 12.Infection: Common Problems 13.Sensory Perception: Cataracts 14.Cognition: Common Problems 15.Mood and Affect: Depression 16.Stress and Coping: Generalized Anxiety Disorder 17.Reproduction: Uterine Leiomyoma/Hysterectomy
Part 3: Clinical Judgment for Childbearing Families 18.Reproduction: Childbearing Family
Part 4: Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Complex Multi-System Health Problems 19.Perfusion: Complex Problems 20.Mobility: Spinal Cord Injury 21.Cognition: Traumatic Brain Injury 22.Infection: Sepsis 23.Gas Exchange: Chest Trauma 24.Elimination: Complex Problems 25.Metabolism: Complex Problems 26.Tissue Integrity: Burns 27.Stress and Coping: Substance Use Disorder 28.Management of Care: Complex Problems
Part 5: Pharmacology for Nursing 29.Pharmacology in Management of Common Health Problems 30.Pharmacology in Management of Complex Health Problems
Part 6: Answers and Rationales for Thinking Exercises Answers and Rationales for Thinking Exercises
Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, CNEcl, ANEF, Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs;
Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators;
President, DI Associates, Inc.