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NURSING, Second Edition

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NURSING, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826130228

The Ultimate Study Guide

Author: Nadia R. Singh BSN, RN

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The key to success in nursing school is effective studying! Why not have a concise study guide that conveys all the essential, tested material for each course? Tired of buying study guides for each nursing course? This is the ultimate, all-in-one study guide to the core information nursing students need for success in all of their foundational courses. This is a small study guide that packs a big punch. This guide is also a great tool for new nurse graduates. Presented in a well-organized and easy-to-read style, it contains everything a nursing student needs to know from the first nursing course through the last.

The second edition is updated with critical new information about medications, lab values, assessments, emerging disorders, and nursing interventions. It includes three new chapters: "What to Expect in Nursing School," "Decreasing Test Anxiety," and "Emergency Nursing." The guide closely follows the standard nursing curriculum and is designed as a reference for every core nursing course. To facilitate successful exam preparation, the text highlights important material most likely to appear on class exams. Also included are tips on what to expect on the NCLEX-RNÆ.


  • New and updated information on medications, lab values, emerging conditions, and nursing interventions
  • A new chapter on emergency nursing
  • A new chapter on anxiety-reducing test-taking strategies
  • A new chapter on what to expect in nursing school

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 20, 2015
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826130228
  • EISBN 9780826130235

Table of Contents 

Nadia R. Singh, BSN, RN, is a registered nurse practicing in a medical oncology unit at the Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Florida. Prior to this, she worked as a medical–surgical nurse in Boston, Massachusetts, and Florida. She is certified in IV infusion, telemetry, and pressure ulcer care (ANA), and in BLS/ACLS by the American Red Cross, and she is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. Ms. Singh graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Simmons College School of Nursing in Boston, Massachusetts, and is currently working toward her master's degree in nursing (MSN). She speaks to new nursing students at universities throughout southern Florida.




1. Fundamentals of Nursing

History of Nursing

Therapeutic Communication

The Nursing Process (Nursing Care Plans)

Patient Education

Functional Health Patterns

Cultural Differences


Urinary and Bowel Function

Vital Signs

Skin Integrity and Immobility


Acid–Base Imbalances

Fluids and Electrolytes

Intravenous Fluids

Intravenous Sites

Medication Administration

Infection Control and Prevention

The Surgical Experience

Blood Transfusions

See You Later Fundamentals!

2. Health Assessment

Skin, Hair, and Nails

Head, Ears, and Nose

Mouth and Lips

Neck and Nodes Assessment

Neurological System and Cranial Nerves

Thorax and Lungs

Heart and Peripheral Vascular Assessment

Musculoskeletal Assessment

Breast Assessment

Abdominal Assessment

3. Medical–Surgical Nursing

Important Lab Values

Cardiovascular Disorders

Respiratory Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders (GI)

Genitourinary Disorders (GU)

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Integumentary Disorders

Immunological Disorders

Oncological Disorders

Hematological Disorders

4. Emergency Nursing

Cardiac Arrest

Septic Shock

Hypertensive Crisis

Perforated Bowel

Gastrointestinal Bleed


Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Respiratory Failure

5. Pharmacology

A Little Pharmacology Advice

Safe Medication Administration



Cardiovascular Medications

Respiratory Medications

Neurological Medications

Endocrine Medications

Gastrointestinal Medications

Genitourinary Medications

Musculoskeletal Medications

Integumentary Medications

Immunological Medications

Pain Management

6. Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric Physical Assessment

Cardiovascular Disorders

Respiratory Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Genitourinary Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Hematological Disorders

Pediatric Cancers

Ear, Eye, and Throat Disorders

Infectious Disorders


7. Women’s Health

Fetal Development

The Prenatal Experience

Labor and Delivery

The Postpartum Experience

The Newborn Assessment

Maternity Pharmacology

8. Psychiatric Nursing

Disorders in the Elderly Population

Psychiatric Medications

9. Decreasing Test Anxiety

10. What to Expect in Nursing School

11. NCLEX Tips

12. Conclusion

Appendix A: Abbreviations

Appendix B: NCLEX Question Formats

Appendix C: Basic EKG Rhythm Examples