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  1. NCLEX-What YOU Need To Know L Andrews NURS 2221

  2. Licensure Exam • Purpose • Legal requirement

  3. Test Plan • Criterion-referenced • Norm-referenced • Computer adaptive test • Components • client needs • level of cognitive ability • integrated concepts and processes

  4. Client Health Needs • Safe, effective care environment • Physiologic needs • Psychosocial needs • Health promotion and maintenance

  5. Safe and Effective • Overt safety issues • restraints • medication administration • dosage calculation • isolation • special safety needs • Conducive to therapeutic care • 13-24% of questions

  6. Physiologic • 50-55% of questions • adult med surg, pediatrics, gerontology • common diseases • diabetes, cv disorders,neuro, renal • growth-dev, congenital, child abuse, burn, fractures • Pharmacology • Reduction of risk

  7. Psychologic • 10-12% • psychiatric client • coping • anxiety disorders, etc. • therapeutic communication

  8. Health Promotion • 15% • maternal-child • labor-delivery, newborn, prenatal • STDs • teaching, counseling

  9. Levels of Cognitive Ability • Knowledge-comprehension - 15% • Application-analysis • Synthesis-judgment-evaluation • 85% at level 2 and 3

  10. Integrated Concepts and Processes • Nursing process • Caring • Therapeutic communication • Cultural awareness • Documentation • Self-care • Teaching-learning

  11. Exam Format • Stand alone questions • four answers • 75-265 questions • 5 hour time limit • Sylvan Learning centers • pass/fail • results in 7-10 days

  12. Study Strategies • YOU MUST STUDY • Reviews courses • ERI review is free, at ORU in May • Review ERI reports • Review ERI PreRN • Review books • Group study • Individual study

  13. Strategies • Review written strategies in book • Review video-tape in library • Retake the CAI • Use the CAI after graduation • If you don’t pass, use the CAI again