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SKU# 9780826106001

Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF


  • Brenda Thompson MSN, RN, CNE

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NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL-Learn to think like a nurse on the exam.

NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL contains the single most effective preparatory tool for success on the exam: the unfolding case study review. Based on the successful NCLEX-RN EXCEL methodology used in the Drexel University program, this is the only review book to utilize the unfolding case study approach to help you master test content. This approach promotes interactive learning through case vignettes and simulation environments, providing a clear, conceptual basis for test content.

The unfolding case studies closely mimic real-life situations in nursing, providing situational models that assist students to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques when taking the actual test.

Unlike all competing books, this book helps you to contextualize the information you need to pass the test. This innovative methodology is more effective than just practice questions alone, and has resulted in exceedingly high success rates.

Key features:

  • A systematic review of content from the new client needs test plan and the updated 2010 test blueprint
  • Skill development in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care
  • Rapid Response Tips (RRT) to help master content quickly and easily
  • Key knowledge required for the test built into engaging case vignettes
  • Pharmacology and medication administration principles incorporated into each chapter
  • Full explanations of test answers at the end of each chapter

If you want to get past the drudgery of flashcards, endless practice questions, and test-taking tricks-if you want a deeper understanding of the test material-get NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 23, 2010
  • Page Count 576
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826106001
  • EISBN 9780826106018

Online Supplements 

Visit SpringBoard, the official blog of Springer Publishing Company, to read editor Ruth Wittmann-Price's article about inspiring nursing students.

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Studying and Taking Standardized Tests

Chapter 2: Medical-Surgical Nursing

            Part I: Nursing Care of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disorders

            Part II: Nursing Care of the Patient with Pulmonary Disorders

            Part III: Nursing Care of the Patient with Renal Disorders

            Part IV: Nursing Care of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Disorders

            Part V: Nursing Care of the patient with Neurological Disorders

            Part VI: Nursing Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 3: Mental Health Nursing

Chapter 4: Women’s Health Nursing

Chapter 5: Pediatric Nursing

Chapter 6: Pharmacology

Chapter 7: Community Health Nursing

Chapter 8: Leadership and Management Nursing


Appendix A: Health Care Abbreviations

Appendix B: The Process for Applying to take the NCLEX-RN® Examination

Appendix C: National Patient Safety Goals and Guidelines