This book introduces tools for overcoming text anxiety and tactics for developing effective study habits. Essentially, it teaches you how to master the things that matter most on your nursing school exams: critical thinking, problem solving, and time management. This essential guide features over 1,200 practice questions and rationales to help you tackle anything from a routine quiz to the NCLEX. It also includes a wealth of proven tips and real-world hints to help you confidently evaluate and identify the correct answer for a variety of test question types, including alternate item formats.
Preparing for nursing examinations -- Developing study skills -- Reducing test anxiety -- NCLEX preparation -- Alternate item formats -- How to avoid "reading into the question" -- Positive and negative event queries -- Questions requiring prioritization -- Leading and managing, delegating, and assignment-making questions -- Communication questions -- Pharmacology, medication, and intravenous calculation questions -- Additional pyramid strategies -- Fundamentals of care questions -- Adult health questions -- Mental health questions -- Maternity questions -- Pediatric questions -- Pharmacology questions -- Delegating/prioritizing questions -- Leadership/management questions.