NCLEX-RN Course: The Child with Respiratory Health Problems-2!
The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RNs®) is administered to graduates of nursing schools to test the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary for entry-level safe and effective nursing practice. The examination is developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), an organization with representation from all state boards of nursing. The same examination is used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States possessions. The exam is also administered at international test centers worldwide. Students who have graduated from baccalaureate, diploma, and associate-degree programs in nursing must pass this examination to meet licensing requirements in the United States.
The health needs of clients are grouped under four broad categories: safe, effective care environment; health promotion and maintenance; psychosocial integrity; and physiologic integrity. Two of these categories include subcategories of related and specified needs.
The caring process refers to interaction between the nurse, client, and family in a way that conveys mutual respect and trust. The nurse offers encouragement and hope to clients and their families while providing nursing care.
The NCLEX-RN is administered using computer adaptive testing (CAT) procedures. CAT uses the memory and speed of the computer to administer a test individualized for each candidate. When the examination begins, the computer randomly selects a question of medium difficulty. The next question is based on the candidate’s response to the previous question. If the question is answered correctly, an item of similar or greater difficulty is generated; if it is answered incorrectly, a less-difficult item is selected. Thus, the test is adapted for each candidate. Once competence has been determined, the exam is completed at a passing level.
Additionally, this review package includes a CDROM with more than 1,300 questions. The CD-ROM will allow you to practice with audio and video questions, so be sure to use this feature of this Q&A Review Book.