Linda Silvestri, the most trusted name in NCLEX® review, is the author of what’s often called the ‘best NCLEX exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination. She has a diploma in nursing from Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing, associate degree from Holyoke Community College, BSN from American International College, and MSN from Anna Maria College. She earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and conducted research on self-efficacy and the predictors of NCLEX success. She says her desire to author NCLEX review textbooks stems from her own difficulties as a nursing student in studying and preparing for the exam.
“Taking tests was never easy for me, and as a student I needed to find methods and strategies that would bring success,” Silvestri said. “My own difficult experiences, desire, and dedication to assist nursing students to overcome the obstacles associated with testing inspired me to develop and write the many products that would foster success with testing.”
Linda currently teaches as a full-time instructor of nursing at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and part-time instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is president of Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc. and is involved in various organizations, including: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Kappa Phi, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the Western Institute of Nursing, the Eastern Nursing Research Society, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Linda was also presented with the Alumna of the Year/Nurse of the Year Award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Nursing in 2012.