Unit 1: NCLEX-PN Exam Preparation 1. The NCLEX-PN Examination 2. Pathways to Success 3. The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Graduate's Perspective 4. Test-Taking Strategies Unit 2: Professional Standards in Nursing Care 5. Cultural Awareness 6. Ethical and Legal Issues 7. Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care Unit 3: Nursing Sciences 8. Fluids and Electrolytes 9. Acid-Base Balance 10. Vital Signs and Laboratory Values 11. Nutritional Components of Care 12. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration Unit 4: Fundamentals of Care 13. Health and Physical Data Collection Techniques for the Adult Client 14. Hygiene and Safety 15. Medication and Intravenous Administration 16. Perioperative Nursing Care 17. Positioning Clients 18. Care of a Client with a Tube Unit 5: Growth and Development Across the Life Span 19. Theories of Growth and Development 20. Developmental Stages 21. Care of the Older Client Unit 6: Maternity Nursing 22. Reproductive System 23. Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions 24. Labor and Birth and Associated Complications 25. The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications 26. Care of the Newborn 27. Maternity and Newborn Medications Unit 7: Pediatric Nursing 28. Integumentary Disorders 29. Hematological and Oncological Disorders 30. Metabolic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disorders 31. Eye, Ear, and Throat and Respiratory Disorders 32. Cardiovascular Disorders 33. Renal and Urinary Disorders 34. Neurological and Cognitive Disorders 35. Musculoskeletal Disorders 36. Infectious and Communicable Diseases 37. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations Unit 8: The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder 38. Integumentary System 39. Integumentary Medications Unit 9: The Adult Client with a Hematological or Oncological Disorder 40. Hematological and Oncological Disorders 41. Hematological and Oncological Medications Unit 10: The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder 42. Endocrine System 43. Endocrine Medications Unit 11: The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder 44. Gastrointestinal System 45. Gastrointestinal Medications Unit 12: The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder 46. Respiratory System 47. Respiratory Medications Unit 13: The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder 48. Cardiovascular System 49. Cardiovascular Medications Unit 14: The Adult Client with a Renal or Urinary Disorder 50. Renal and Urinary System 51. Renal and Urinary Medications Unit 15: The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder 52. The Eye and the Ear 53. Eye and Ear Medications Unit 16: The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder 54. Neurological System 55. Neurological Medications Unit 17: The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder 56. Musculoskeletal System 57. Musculoskeletal Medications Unit 18: The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder 58. Immune System 59. Immunologic Medications Unit 19: The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder 60. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 61. Mental Health Disorders 62. Addictions 63. Crisis Theory and Intervention 64. Psychiatric Medications Unit 20: Comprehensive Test References Glossary Index Priority Nursing Action box list
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