One of the most important steps in becoming an RN is taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This exam measures the skills necessary to work safely and effectively as an entry-level registered nurse.
NCLEX-RN Review 3500 – Institutional Version was developed using the NCLEX-RN test plan as a guide, providing a comprehensive review to help identify your strengths and weaknesses and tailor your NCLEX preparation accordingly. The NCLEX-RN test plan integrates both client needs categories and the nursing process.
The health needs of patients are grouped under 4 client needs categories and 6 client needs subcategories, as follows:
Safe, Effective Care Environment – Management of Care – Safety and Infection Control
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Physiological Integrity – Basic Care and Comfort – Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies – Reduction of Risk Potential – Physiological Adaptation
The nursing process is a scientific method of applying nursing principles to patient care. The five steps are:
assessment (obtaining a database by gathering subjective and objective information about the patient)
analysis (identifying actual or potential patient health problems based on assessment)
planning (setting and prioritizing goals, formulating nursing interventions, and developing a plan of care)
implementation (accomplishing the interventions and moving toward the desired outcomes identified in the plan of care)
evaluation (determining if the goals identified in the plan of care have been achieved).