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cover image - Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323761970
Page Count: 368
Imprint: Elsevier
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Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination, 1st Edition

by Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, CNEcl, ANEF, FAADN


cover image - Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323761970
Page Count: 368
Imprint: Elsevier
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Get ready to pass the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination (NGN-PN) on your first try with Developing Clinical Judgment for Practical/Vocational Nursing and the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Examination. Written by renowned nursing education expert Donna D. Ignatavicius and a team of expert item writers, this practical workbook focuses on developing the clinical reasoning skills you need to succeed on the NGN-PN 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 Measurement Model (CJMM) and to emphasize the new item types that will be integral to the NGN-PN. Exercises range from basic to more complex and address all key content areas to fully prepare you for all facets of the exam. This "next-generation" workbook will become an invaluable companion throughout nursing school, helping you grow your clinical reasoning skills to match what’s expected on the NGN-PN!

    • Innovative workbook format helps you prepare for the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® Exam (NGN-PN) through practical thinking exercises that challenge you to apply the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Clinical Judgment Measurement Model to common clinical scenarios.
    • A comprehensive collection of carefully developed clinical reasoning exercises range from basic to more complex and address all key content areas.
    • Logical three-part organization:
      • Part 1 is an introduction to clinical judgment with examples of how to approach the thinking exercises in the workbook.
      • Part 2 consists of exercises that focus on applying clinical judgment for clients across the lifespan experiencing commonly occurring physical and mental health problems.
      • Part 3 consists of exercises that focus on applying clinical judgment for older-adult clients, a main focus of care for LPN/LVNs.

    • A robust quizzing engine on the companion Evolve website features all of the book’s questions in an interactive format to provide a realistic simulated test-taking experience and feedback for remediation
    • An extensive answer key with detailed rationales provides essential review and remediation.
  • Part 1. Introduction: Developing Clinical Judgment

    Ch. 1. The Use of Clinical Judgment in Practical/Vocational Nursing Practice

    Ch. 2. How to Apply Clinical Judgment Models to Ensure Client Safety

    Part 2. Clinical Judgment for Clients Across the Lifespan Experiencing Commonly Occurring Health Problems

    Ch. 3. Perfusion:

    Bradycardia/Pacemaker (middle-age adult)

    Heart Failure (middle-age adult)

    Ch. 4. Clotting: Deep-Vein Thrombosis (middle-age adult)

    Ch. 5. Gas Exchange:

    Asthma (school-age child)

    COPD (middle-age adult)

    Ch. 6. Elimination

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/TURP (older adult)

    Ulcerative Colitis/Colostomy (middle-age adult)

    Appendicitis/Appendectomy (adolescent)

    Ch. 7. Nutrition:

    Cholecystitis/Cholecystectomy (young adult)

    Peptic Ulcer Disease (middle-age adult)

    Ch. 8. Mobility:

    Sports Injury (school-age child)

    Fractured Arm/Cast Care (preschool-age child)

    Ch. 9. Metabolism:

    Diabetes Mellitus (middle-age adult)

    Hypothyroidism/Thyroidectomy (middle-age adult)

    Ch. 10. Cellular Regulation: Breast Cancer/Mastectomy (young adult)

    Ch. 12. Infection:

    Cellulitis (young adult)

    RSV (toddler)

    Ch. 14. Mood and Affect: Depression (adolescent)

    Ch. 15. Stress and Coping:

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder (young adult)

    Substance Use Disorder (adolescent)

    Ch. 16. Reproduction:

    Uterine Leiomyoma/Hysterectomy (middle-age adult)

    Healthy Pregnancy

    Intrapartum Care

    Postpartum Care

    Healthy Newborn Care

    Part 3. Clinical Judgment to Coordinate Care for Older Clients

    Ch. 17. Perfusion:



    Ch. 18. Mobility:

    Parkinson’s Disease/Preventing Complications of Immobility

    Osteoarthritis/Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Fractured Hip/ORIF

    Ch. 19. Sensory Perception: Cataract

    Ch. 20. Infection: Pneumonia

    Ch. 21. Cognition:


    Alzheimer’s Disease

    Ch. 22. Elimination:

    Chronic Kidney Disease

    Bowel Obstruction

    Ch. 23. Metabolism:



    Ch. 24. Coordinated Care:

    Establishing Priorities

    Collaborating with the Interprofessional Healthcare Team

    Participating in Quality Improvement Activities

    Answer Key (with detailed rationales, faculty only, Evolve)

    Interactive NGN Review Questions (student, Evolve)

  • Donna D. Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, CNEcl, ANEF, FAADN, Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs; Founder, Boot Camp for Nurse Educators; President, DI Associates, Inc. Littleton, Colorado
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