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NCLEX Study Guide

NCLEX Study Guide

The NCLEX-RN exam focuses primarily on eight Client Needs categories. Each category assesses a nurse’s ability to address a patient’s primary health needs in a wide range of medical scenarios. The questions are further broken down into four types of Integrated Practices (Nursing Process, Caring, Communication and Documentation, Teaching/Learning), which focuses on the ways that nurses approach client needs. The key difference between the two is ability vs. approach.

Focus on the specific Client Needs techniques, terms and concepts that are listed on each of the content area pages linked below, but realize that these questions are going to be asked from four distinct Integrated Practice angles.

Management of Care: Properly managing a patient’s care while still complying within all necessary regulations. Exam takers should err on the safe side and ensure that their answers do not compromise the patient’s safety.

Safety and Infection Control: Protecting patients and other health care workers from various health and environmental hazards.

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Health Promotion and Maintenance: Overseeing prevention and detection of patient health problems.

Psychosocial Integrity: Maintaining the mental and emotional health of patients and their families.

Basic Care and Comfort: Providing basic comfort and assistance to patients and assist them with the tasks of daily living.

Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies: Administering medication and measure patient vital signs.

Reduction of Risk Potential: Mitigating the possibility of post-procedure complications and/or infections.

Physiological Adaptations: Managing and providing care to chronically ill patients.

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    gabmacmad

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    Great but, what about the PN exam? Does it cover the same?

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    Lulu7

    almost 7 years ago

    22 comments

    This really helps. Thanks!

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    christianwoman

    almost 7 years ago

    98 comments

    this a great help so exam takers would understand things about nclex

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    lday1430

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    what is a good book to buy for the pre-entrance exam for the LPN or RN?
    Thanks

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    KPetro

    about 7 years ago

    88 comments

    Great guide - I hope I get to take the NCLEX again. I failed i this time :(

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    fmannie

    about 7 years ago

    14 comments

    When I was studying for the Boards I used the NCLEX-RN that also had a computer disc program with rationale for correct and incorrect answers. Since the test is computerized it was helpful to me to just study using the computer since it really decreased my anxiety over taking the test on a computer!

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    SueLannan

    about 7 years ago

    2 comments

    I will be taking the NCLEX-PN exam. Do I use the same categories?

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    tlfthrs_rn

    about 7 years ago

    2 comments

    This really helps in knowing what areas to focus on! If only someone could tell me which is a good book to study from that would be great!

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