In order for candidates to pass the NCLEX examinations they need to demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to allow them to promote, maintain and restore the health of individuals under their care. Our reviews are structured to cover the necessary material to assist the candidate in the successful demonstration of this knowledge on the NCLEX or CGFNS examinations.
Since minimum competency questions are most frequently asked at the Application Level NOT the Knowledge Level, we focus on having the candidate know as much about the exam as possible. We familiarize each candidate with the test content using the five steps of the nursing process and the categories of patient's needs. The examination (NCLEX and CGFNS) questions and answers are written in such a way that you will NOT be able to recognize or predict the correct answer, you must have the knowledge to avoid misinterpreting or not fully understanding the questions. Our review will help provide that knowledge.
Our reviews also contain material to help you keep abreast of the changes in diagnostic procedures.
The review includes instruction on a framework that should enhance your understanding of disease conditions. The framework should help candidates with their study and preparation for the examinations. If you wish to see the information covered each day of the review click here.
We also discuss Registered Nurse Scope of Practice and LVN or LPN Scope of Practice as part of review.
Our practice test questions were developed to reflect the nursing process steps and patient's needs categories. The new NCLEX question format is used for the test questions.
Starting in April 2007 the NCSBN NCLEX-RN examination test plan defines the percentage of test questions assigned to category and subcategory as shown below.
Safe and Effective Care Environment:
Management of Care: 13-19%
Safety and Infection Control: 8-14%
Heath Promotion and Maintenance: 6-12%
Psychosocial Integrity: 6-12%
Basic Care and Comfort: 6-12%
Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies: 13-19%
Reduction of Risk Potential: 13-19%
Physiological Adaptation: 11-17%
The reviews are based on the five steps of the nursing process and the four categories of patient's needs. The review covers at minimum the following topics, but is not limited to these topics:
Categories of patient's needs.
Safe Effective Care Environment
Management of Care
Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Team
Concepts of Management
Continuity of Care
Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance
Safety and Infection Control
Emergency Response Plan
Handling of hazardous and Infectious Materials
Medical Surgical Asepsis
Reporting of Incident/Event/Irregular Occurrence/Variance
Safe Use of Equipment
Use of Restraints/Safety Devices
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Expected Body Image Changes
Growth and Development
Health and Wellness
Health Promotion Programs
High Risk Behaviors
Principles of Teaching/Learning
Techniques of Physical Assessment
End of Life
Grief and Loss
Mental Health Concepts
Religious and Spiritual Influences on Health
Situational Role Changes
Unexpected Body Image Changes
Basic Care and Comfort
Alternate and Complementary Therapies
Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions
Nutrition and Oral Hydration
Rest and Sleep
Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
Blood and Blood Products
Central Venous Access Devices
Pharmacological Pain Management
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Reduction of Risk Potential
Monitoring Conscious Sedation
Potential for Alterations in Body Systems
Potential for Complications for Diagnostics Tests/Treatments/Procedures
Potential for Complications from Surgical Procedures and Health Alterations
System Specific Assessments
Alterations in Body Systems
Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances
Unexpected Response to Therapies
Communication and Documentation
Specializing in reviews for the
CGFNS and NCLEX-RN® examination
using web conferencing.