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
- Psychosocial Integrity
- 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).