Strategies for Student Success on the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Test Items, 1st Edition
Master NGN test-taking skills and prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX® exam! Strategies for Student Success on the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Test Items includes stand-alone and unfolding case studies and the new item types that appear on the NGN, helping you develop the clinical judgment skills emphasized on the exam. To enhance your learning, each practice test item includes a detailed test-taking strategy and rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Case studies let you strengthen key cognitive skills, and additional questions are provided on the Evolve website. Written by NCLEX experts Linda Anne Silvestri, Angela E. Silvestri, and Donna D. Ignatavicius, this NCLEX preparation resource ensures that you are NGN exam-ready!
- Next Generation NCLEX®–style practice questions of all types are illustrated through stand-alone case studies and unfolding case studies directed toward each of the six cognitive skills.
- Detailed test-taking strategy for each question provides clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option.
- NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model (NCJMM) is included throughout with case scenarios that integrate the six clinical judgment cognitive skills.
- In-depth rationales include both correct and incorrect answers.
- NGN Tip boxes highlight the most important nursing concepts needed for exam success.
- Additional resources on the Evolve website allow you to interactively engage with each question from the book plus additional questions.
Introduction to the Cognitive Skills of Clinical Judgment
What Are the Purpose and Design of the Current NCLEX®?
Why Is There a Need for NCLEX® Change?
What Is the NCSBN’S Definition and Model of Clinical Judgment?
What Are the Six NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model Cognitive Skills?
How Will the Six Clinical Judgment Skills Be Measured on the NGN?
How Can You Prepare for the NGN?
Introduction to the NGN and the New NGN Item Types
Test Item Types Used for Unfolding Case Studies
Test Item Types Used for Stand-alone Items
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Recognize Cues
What Are Cues?
How Are Client Findings (Cues) Presented in an NGN Clinical Scenario?
Which Client Findings Are Relevant?
Which Relevant Client Findings Are of Immediate Concern to the Nurse?
What Types of Clinical Scenarios May Be Included on the NGN?
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Recognize Cues?
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Analyze Cues
How Do You Analyze Cues?
How Does Analyzing Cues Help You Guide Client Care?
How Do You Analyze Cues in an NGN Clinical Situation?
What Will You Think About to Analyze Cues in This Clinical Scenario?
Which Client Findings Are Most Important When Analyzing Cues?
When Might You Need to Analyze Cues in a Clinical Situation?
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Analyze Cues?
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Prioritize Hypotheses
What Do Hypotheses Mean?
What Does Prioritizing Mean?
What to Consider When Prioritizing Hypotheses
External Factors and Prioritizing Hypotheses
How Do You Know That You Need to Prioritize?
What Three Strategies Can You Use to Prioritize Hypotheses?
How Do You Prioritize Hypotheses in an NGN Clinical Situation?
What Will You Think About to Prioritize Hypotheses in This Clinical Scenario?
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Prioritize Hypotheses?
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Generate Solutions
What to Consider When Generating Solutions
The Plan of Care and Generating Solutions
How Do You Know That You Need to Generate Solutions?
How Do You Generate Solutions in an NGN Clinical Situation?
What Will You Think About to Generate Solutions in This Clinical Scenario?
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Generate Solutions?
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Take Action
How Do You Know What Actions to Take?
How Will Nursing Actions Be Tested?
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Take Action?
Strategies for Answering NGN Questions: Evaluate Outcomes
How Do You Evaluate Outcomes?
How Will Evaluate Outcomes Be Tested?
NGN Question Stems Addressing Evaluate Outcomes
What NGN Item Types Optimally Measure Evaluate Outcomes?
Strategies for Answering NGN Stand-alone Items and Unfolding Case Studies
What Are Stand-alone Items?
What Are Unfolding Case Studies?
How Are Stand-alone Items and Unfolding Case Studies Different?
NGN Practice Test: Putting It All Together
Unfolding Case Studies
Answers to Practice Questions
References and Bibliography
Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nursing Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Nursing, Las Vegas, Nevada; President and Owner, Nursing Reviews, Inc., Henderson, Nevada; Director and Owner, Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Henderson, Nevada; Elsevier, Author of NCLEX Review Resources, Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Subject Matter Expert and Consultant, Angela Elizabeth Silvestri, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor & BSN Program Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Nursing, Las Vegas, Nevada. and 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