“You were so right when you said that we should be prepared to answer many management-type questions. I enthusiastically recommend your review to anyone preparing to take the NCLEX!” –Susan Hardy, R.N.
- Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-RN® exam.
- Includes more than 1340 sample test questions to help you determine whether you’re ready to take the actual exam.
- Our popular Cram Sheet tear card helps you remember key concepts and facts.
- Use our innovative Quick-Check Answer Key System™ to quickly find answers as you work your way through the questions.
Score Higher on the NCLEX-RN® Exam!
The book features 6 practice exams, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the NCLEX-RN® exam.
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About the Author
Wilda Rinehart received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi. After working as a staff nurse and charge nurse, she became a public health nurse and served in that capacity for a number of years. In 1975, she received her nurse practitioner certification in the area of obstetrics-gynecology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1979, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In 1980, she completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the same university and accepted a faculty position at Northeast Mississippi Community College,where she taught medical-surgical nursing and maternal-newborn nursing. In 1982, she founded Rinehart and Associates Nursing Consultants. For the past 26 years, she and her associates have worked with nursing graduates and schools of nursing to assist graduates to pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Nursing. She has also worked as a curriculum consultant with faculty to improve test construction. Ms. Rinehart has served as a convention speaker throughoutthe southeastern United States and as a reviewer of medical-surgical and obstetric texts. She has co-authored materials used in seminars presented by Rinehartand Associates Nursing Review. As the president of Rinehart and Associates, she serves as the coordinator of a company dedicated to improving the quality of health through nursing education.
Dr. Diann Sloan received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In addition to her nursing degrees, she holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education, with minors in both Psychology and Educational Psychology, from Mississippi State University. She has completed additional graduate studies in healthcare administration at Western New England College and the University of Mississippi. Dr. Sloan hastaught pediatric nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing, and medical surgical nursing in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. As a member of Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review, Dr. Sloan has conducted test construction workshops for faculty and nursing review seminars for both registered and practical nurse graduates. She has co-authored materials used in the item-writing workshops for nursing faculty and Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.
Clara Hurd received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi (1975). Her experiences in nursing are clinically based, having served as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as an oncology, intensive care, orthopedic, neurological, and pediatric nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Ms. Hurd is a certified nurse educator. She currently serves as a nurse educator consultant and an independent contractor. Ms. Hurd has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. She was a faculty member of Mississippi University for Women; Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ms. Hurd joined Rinehart and Associates in 1993. She has worked with students in preparing for the National Council Licensure Exam and with faculty as a consultant in writing test items. Ms. Hurd has also been a presenter at nursing conventions on various topics, including item-writing for nursing faculty. Her primary professional goal is to prepare the student and graduate for excellence in the delivery of healthcare.
Table of Contents
Welcome to the NCLEX-RN® Practice Questions Exam Cram. 1
Taking the Computerized Adaptive Test . 2
The Cost of the Exam . 2
How to Prepare for the Exam. 3
What You Will Find in This Book. 3
Hints for Using This Book . 4
Need Further Study? . 4
Contact the Author. 4
Chapter 1: Practice Exam 1 and Rationales . 5
Quick Answers. 59
Answers and Rationales . 61
Chapter 2: Practice Exam 2 and Rationales . 87
Quick Answers . 141
Answers and Rationales . 143
Chapter 3: Practice Exam 3 and Rationales . 169
Quick Answers . 223
Answers and Rationales . 225
Chapter 4: Practice Exam 4 and Rationales . 251
Quick Answers . 306
Answers and Rationales . 308
Chapter 5: Practice Exam 5 and Rationales . 335
Quick Answers . 392
Answers and Rationales . 394
Chapter 6: Alternative Items: Questions and Rationales. 419
Quick Answers . 450
Alternative Items Answers and Rationales . 451
Appendix A: Need to Know More? . 465
Appendix B: Things You Forgot. 475
Appendix C: Alphabetical Listing of Nursing Boards in the United States and Protectorates . 483