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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 5e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Pn) [Paperback]

Linda Anne Silvestri PhD RN
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June 15, 2012 1455703796 978-1455703791 5

This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.

Get everything you need to review for the NCLEX-PN exam from one trusted source! This unique, bestselling review and preparation guide offers the perfect combination of core content review, practice questions, comprehensive rationales, and detailed test-taking strategies from the NCLEX expert herself: Linda Silvestri. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this new edition features over 4,200 high-quality review questions in the book and on the companion Evolve website to help you hone your understanding of all the important NCLEX-PN content areas.

  • More than 4,200 practice questions in the text and companion Evolve site provide ample testing practice in both print and electronic format - 500 more than the last edition!
  • 15 pharmacology chapters address the emphasis on pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN exam.
  • Hundreds of alternate item formats - including multiple response, ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure, chart/exhibit, audio, graphic option, and video questions - prepare you for this additional component of the new NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Pyramid points identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of the chapter, guidance on what content to focus on, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Comprehensive exam consisting of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Updated content and questions reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • New full-color design makes for a more visually engaging learning experience.
  • Priority Nursing Actions boxes outline and explain clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including detailed rationales and textbook references to help strengthen your prioritizing skills in clinical and testing situations.
  • Pyramid Alert boxes reinforce learning of essential content frequently tested on the NCLEX-PN exam.
  • New video and graphic option questions familiarize you with all the alternate item format question types.
  • New chapter on Physical Assessment of the Adult Client highlights the key components of physical examination and health history often encountered on the NCLEX-PN® exam.

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"This is a nursing text book to end all text books as this is so comprehensive and the chapters are well set out and it does not take the reader long to navigate around the book...This is written especially for the nursing students to pass the NCLEX-PN exam. It is still a valuable resource for the nursing student in the UK. As this is so comprehensive, this is a book to refresh the newly qualified nurse and would be a valuable resource in any nursing university or hospital library."

Nursing Times, April 2013

Product Details

  • Series: Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Pn
  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 5 edition (June 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455703796
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455703791
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

As a child, I always dreamed of becoming either a nurse or teacher. Initially, I chose to become a nurse because I wanted to help others, especially those who were ill. Then I realized that both of my dreams could come true: I could be both a nurse and a teacher. So I pursued my dreams.
I received my diploma in nursing at Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing in Northampton, Massachusetts. Afterwards, I worked at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and cared for clients in acute medical-surgical units, the intensive care unit, the emergency department, pediatric units, and other acute care units. Later, I received an associate degree from Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts, my BSN from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and my MSN from Anna Maria College, Paxton, Massachusetts, with a dual major in Nursing Management and Patient Education. I received my PhD candidacy status in Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and I am doing research related to success on the NCLEX®. I am also a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, the Western Institute of Nursing, and the Eastern Nursing Research Society.
As a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, I began my teaching career as an instructor of medical-surgical nursing and leadership-management nursing at Baystate Medical Center School of Nursing in 1981. In 1989 I relocated to Rhode Island and began teaching medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing to RN and LPN students at the Community College of Rhode Island. Later in 1994, I began teaching nursing at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and remain there as an adjunct faculty member.
My experiences as a student, nursing educator, and item writer for the NCLEX exams, aided me as I developed a comprehensive review course to prepare nursing students and graduates for the NCLEX examination. In 1991, I established Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., and in 2000, I established Nursing Reviews, Inc. Both companies are dedicated to conducting review courses for the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN examinations and assisting nursing graduates to achieve their goals of becoming Registered Nurses and/or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses.
Today, I conduct review courses for the NCLEX examinations throughout New England and am the author of numerous successful review products published by Elsevier. I hope that you will use these review products and join me with your journey to success in testing for nursing examinations and for the NCLEX® examination!

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST! Use it throughout nursing school & for nclex! December 3, 2012
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Used 4 different review manuals to study for NCLEX. Saunders blows all others out of the water! Once I took the nclex, I knew why it is such a popular review book; Questions are worded most closely to actual nclex. The CD is invaluable! USE THIS BOOK THROUGHOUT NURSING SCHOOL TO HELP WITH YOUR EXAMS, you won't be disappointed. This review helps you understand how to answer & use NURSE LOGIC. The very best rationales of all I used. I got 85 questions & passed ncles first time
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passed nclex pn today using this book March 5, 2013
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I've been out of school for over a year+ I read this book front to back and I passed ! This book really gets the important topics across and makes you remember it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was wonderful for study material! October 5, 2013
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I highly recommend it. It was very helpful. I passed my NCLEX the first try only reading this book, if that helps any:)
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent June 28, 2012
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I bought this new version, and I don't regret the money I spent on it, even if it does not have a CD, but the rationale is incredible, besides it tells you where to find the most important points, e.g those questions you will find in NCLEX exam.
I will recommend this book to every person who is in LPN/LVN program.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's informative, worth every penny August 3, 2012
By Shashou
It's a great studying tool! The website is on the book cover, once you register the code, the materials found are very valuable. Plus additional MP3 audio lectures on medications and so on and so forth. I can honestly say, for a book that costs under $50. It does all it's worth and more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't regret using Saunders Comprehensive Review November 29, 2013
By Cathy M
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Best comprehensive review for course information and practice questions. Good review for your meds as well. Passed my boards on first attempt and mainly used this book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best! August 24, 2013
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If you only could have one book this is the one. You can track your progress easily and it has questions closest to the exam. Worth every penny.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I PASSED MY NCLEX April 17, 2014
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I purchased this book to study for my NCLEX PN. I only used the access code that came with the book to study for my test. I never read the book. The access code has over 4000 questions and lets you even choose what subject you want to have questions. I did 50-100 questions everyday and took notes on every single question with the answer- that night or the next morning i would review everything i wrote down. I did this for 6 weeks. I highly recommend you use this item to study for your nclex PN. I wish I would have known about this while in nursing school - it could have helped me alot. I passed my NCLEX first try with 85 questions and this is the only item I used plus a lot of prayers to God and it helped alot. Best of luck; I hope this review helps you.
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Just took an ati prediction test and received a 99% prediction I'll pass the nclex on my first try, we will see in a month if that is true!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great review; getting ready for my state board
Great review; getting ready for my state board. I love that this gives me questions in the book as well as on the disk. Easy to navigate. Book exactly as described.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great prep book for NCLEX-PN!
This book was a great review for me. I started reading it 3 weeks before my scheduled NCLEX-PN and finished it 4 days before. The online website that comes with is great!! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mackenziesmith
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Refresher Book
This is a really big book to lug around for studying on the go, as many of us are forced to do with the demands of life. Read more
Published 12 days ago by StephanieMichelle
4.0 out of 5 stars The book was great, the online questions not so much...
So I passed my exam so all and all I am happy with this book. The book itself was really helpful. I found the online portion to be useless. Read more
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