Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition

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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition


Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam — complete content review and over 5,100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, and updated to reflect the most current NCLEX test plan, Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don’t just take our word for it — read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it!

    • UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option, and guiding you to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Exam.
    • UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including a detailed rationale and textbook reference.
    • All alternate item-format questions are included, with multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration, chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to provide practice with prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
    • UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information.
    • Exam preparation chapters include test-taking strategies, the CAT format, transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse, and the NCLEX-RN exam from a new graduate's perspective.
    • A comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan.
      • NEW and UNIQUE! A summary of key changes to the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plan is included in the front of the book.
      • New! More practice questions have been added to the book and online, bringing the total to 5,172 questions.
      • New! Tracking of practice results on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to check your progress.

      UNIT 1: NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation

      1. The NCLEX-RN Examination

      2. NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Educated Nurses

      3. Pathways to Success 1

      4. The NCLEX-RN Examination: From a Graduate's Perspective

      5. Test-Taking Strategies

      UNIT 2: Issues in Nursing

      6. Cultural Awareness and Health Practices

      7. Ethical and Legal Issues

      8. Prioritizing Client Care: Leadership, Delegating, and Disaster Planning

      UNIT 3: Nursing Sciences

      9. Fluids and Electrolytes

      10. Acid-Base Balance

      11. Laboratory Values

      12. Nutrition

      13. Parenteral Nutrition

      14. Intravenous Therapy

      15. Administration of Blood Products

      UNIT 4: Fundamental Skills

      16. Provision of a Safe Environment

      17. Calculation of Medication and Intravenous Prescriptions

      18. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines for Health Care Providers

      19. Perioperative Nursing Care

      20. Positioning Clients

      21. Care of a Client With a Tube

      UNIT 5: Growth and Development Across the Life Span

      22. Theories of Growth and Development

      23. Developmental Stages

      24. Care of the Older Client

      25. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client

      UNIT 6: Maternity Nursing

      26. Reproductive System

      27. Obstetrical Assessment

      28. Prenatal Period

      29. Risk Conditions Related to Pregnancy

      30. Labor and Delivery

      31. Problems With Labor and Delivery

      32. Postpartum Period

      33. Postpartum Complications

      34. Care of the Newborn

      35. Maternity and Newborn Medications

      UNIT 7: Pediatric Nursing

      36. Integumentary Disorders

      37. Hematological Disorders

      38. Oncological Disorders

      39. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

      40. Gastrointestinal Disorders

      41. Eye, Ear, and Throat Disorders

      42. Respiratory Disorders

      43. Cardiovascular Disorders

      44. Renal and Urinary Disorders

      45. Neurological, Cognitive, and Behavioral Disorders

      46. Musculoskeletal Disorders

      47. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

      48. Infectious and Communicable Diseases

      49. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations

      UNIT 8: Integumentary Disorders of the Adult Client

      50. Integumentary System

      51. Integumentary Medications

      UNIT 9: Hematological and Oncological Disorders of the Adult Client

      52. Hematological and Oncological Disorders

      53. Antineoplastic Medications

      UNIT 10: Endocrine Disorders of the Adult Client

      54. Endocrine System

      55. Endocrine Medications

      UNIT 11: Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Adult Client

      56. Gastrointestinal System

      57. Gastrointestinal Medications

      UNIT 12: Respiratory Disorders of the Adult Client

      58. Respiratory System

      59. Respiratory Medications

      UNIT 13: Cardiovascular Disorders of the Adult Client

      60. Cardiovascular System

      61. Cardiovascular Medications

      UNIT 14: Renal and Urinary Disorders of the Adult Client

      62. Renal System

      63. Renal Medications

      UNIT 15: Eye and Ear Disorders of the Adult Client

      64. The Eye and the Ear

      65. Ophthalmic and Otic Medications

      UNIT 16: Neurological Disorders of the Adult Client

      66. Neurological System

      67. Neurological Medications

      UNIT 17: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Adult Client

      68. Musculoskeletal System

      69. Musculoskeletal Medications

      UNIT 18: Immune Disorders of the Adult Client

      70. Immune Disorders

      71. Immunological Medications

      UNIT 19: Mental Health Disorders of the Adult Client

      Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN, Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI


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