ISBN13:978-0803611627 ISBN10: 0803611625 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0803611832 ISBN10: 0803611838
Summary: Are you a beginning student faced for the first time with tests requiring critical thinking or a returning student who could use some help relearning test-taking skills long since forgotten? Test Success is the only book that offers you solid, reliable, classroom-tested advice about studying for nursing exams to maximize your success. Learn time management, effective studying habits, and critical problem solving. The book's proven techniques for maximizing your produ
ctivity -- along with more than 750 multiple-choice questions (including questions addressing recent developments and trends in nursing and the new NCLEX alternate-formats) with rationales to practice and enhance test-taking techniques -- will guide you through the mastery of the examination process.
Summary: Are you a beginning student faced for the first time with tests requiring critical thinking or a returning student who could use some help relearning test-taking skills long since forgotten? Test Success is the only book that offers you solid, reliable, classroom-tested advice about studying for nursing exams to maximize your success. Learn time management, effective studying habits, and critical problem solving. The book's proven techniques for maximizing your productivity -- along with more than 750 multiple-choice questions (including questions addressing recent developments and trends in nursing and the new NCLEX alternate-formats) with rationales to practice and enhance test-taking techniques -- will guide you through the mastery of the examination process. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:F. A. Davis Co. Year Published: 2004 International: No
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Illustration Credits How to Use This Book to Maximize Success
Develop a Positive Mental Attitude Establish a Positive Internal Locus of Control Challenge Negative Thoughts Use Controlled Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) Desensitize Yourself to the Fear Response Perform Muscle Relaxation Use Imagery Overprepare for a Test Exercise Regularly Establish Control Before and During the Test Manage Your Daily Routine Before the Test Manage Your Study Habits Before the Test Manage Your Travel the Day of the Test Manage the Supplies You Need for the Test Manage Your Personal Comfort Manage the Test Environment Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude Manage Your Physical and Emotional Responses Summary
2 Critical Thinking
Definition of Critical Thinking Critical Thinking in Nursing Left-Brain and Right-Brain Hemisphere Information Functioning Clinical Judgments Levels of Critical Thinking Practice Critical Thinking Apply Critical Thinking to Multiple-Choice Questions Summary Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 2
3 Time Management
Time Management Equals Self-Management Take the Time to Assess Your Time Management Abilities Assessment of Inconsistencies Between Values and Behavior Personal Time/Activity Journal Self-Assessment of Barriers to Productivity Maximize Your Productivity Identify Goals and Priorities Get Organized Develop Self-Discipline Saying No Time Traps Motivation Achieve a Personal Balance Delegate Overcome Procrastination Summary
4 Study Techniques
General Study Techniques Establish a Routine Set Short- and Long-Term Goals Simulate a School Environment Control Internal and External Distractors Prepare for Class Take Class Notes Identify Learning Domains Cognitive Domain Psychomotor Domain Affective Domain Capture Moments of Time Use Appropriate Resources Balance Sacrifices and Rewards Specific Study Techniques Congitive Levels of Nursing Questions Knowledge Questions Memorization/Repetition Alphabet Cues Acronyms Acrostics Comprehension Questions Explore "Whys" and "Hows" Study in Small Groups Application Questions Relate New Information to Prior Learning Recognize Commonalities Analysis Questions Recognize Differences Practice Test Taking Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 4
5 The Multiple-Choice Question
Components of a Multiple-Choice Question The Stem The Stem That Is a Complete Sentence The Stem That Is an Incomplete Sentence The Stem with a Positive Polarity The Stem with a Negative Polarity The Options The Option That Is a Sentence The Option That Completes the Sentence Begun in the Stem The Option That Is an Incomplete Sentence The Option That Is a Word Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 5
6 The Nursing Process
Assessment Collect Data Verify Data Communicate Information About Assessments Analysis/Nursing Diagnosis Cluster Data Interpret Data Collect Additional Data Identify and Communicate Nursing Diagnoses Planning Identify Goals Project Expected Outcomes Set Priorities Identify Interventions Ensure That Health-Care Needs Will Be Met Appropriately Modify the Plan of Care as Needed Collaborate with Other Health Team Members Implementation Implement Nursing Care Evaluation Identify Patient Responses (Actual Outcomes) Compare Actual Outcomes with Expected Outcomes to Determine Goal Achievement Analyze Factors That Affect Actual Outcomes of Care Modify the Plan of Care Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 6 Assessment Analysis/Nursing Diagnosis Planning Implementation Evaluation
7 Test-Taking Techniques
Specific Test-Taking Techniques Identify Key Words in the Stem That Indicate Negative Polarity Identify Key Words in the Stem That Set a Priority Identify Clues in the Stem Identify the Central Person in the Question Identify Patient-Centered Options Identify Specific Determiners in Options Identify Opposites in Options Identify Equally Plausible or Unique Options Identify the Global Option Identify Duplicate Facts Among the Options Identify Options That Deny Patient Feelings, Concerns, and Needs Use Multiple Test-Taking Techniques General Test-Taking Techniques Follow Your Regular Routine the Night Before a Test Arrive on Time for the Examination Bring the Appropriate Tools Understand All the Directions for the Test Before Starting Manage the Allotted Time to Your Advantage Concentrate on the Simple Before the Complex Avoid Reading into the Question Make Educated Guesses Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude Check Your Answers and Answer Sheet Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 7
8 Testing Formats Other Than Multiple-Choice Questions
Structured-Response Questions Multiple Multiple-Choice Questions True-False Questions Matching Questions Restricted-Response Questions Completion Questions Short-Answer Questions Extended Essay Questions Learning to Write Writing to Learn Performance Appraisal The Performance of a Procedure The Performance of Part of a Procedure Via a Realistic Image Alternate Question Formats Reflective of NCLEX Summary Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 8
9 Computer Applications in Education and Evaluation
The Computer as a Resource Tool The Computer as an Information Manager The Computer as an Instructor The Computer as a Tool for Distance Education The Computer as a Simulator The Computer as an Evaluator Summary
10 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice Tests
Introduction to Practice Tests Practice Test A Answers and Rationales for Practice Test A Practice Test B Answers and Rationales for Practice Test B Practice Test C Answers and Rationales for Practice Test C
11 Analyze Your Test Performance
How to Use the Test-Analysis Tools Identify Information Processing Errors Identify Knowledge Deficits Corrective Action Plan Corrective Action Guide for Information Processing Errors Corrective Action to Address Problem Personal Performance Trends Summary
12 Practice Questions with Answers and Rationales
The World of the Patient and Nurse Questions Rationales Common Theories Related to Meeting Patients' Basic Human Needs Questions Rationales Communication and Meeting Patients' Emotional Needs Questions Rationales Physical Assessment of Patients Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Physical Safety and Mobility Needs Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Hygiene, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep Needs Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Fluid and Nutritional Needs Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Elimination Needs Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Oxygen Needs Questions Rationales Administration of Medications Questions Rationales Meeting the Needs of Perioperative Patients Questions Rationales Meeting Patients' Microbiologic Safety Needs Questions Rationales Meeting the Needs of Patients in the Community Setting Questions Rationales Pharmacology Questions Rationales
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