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The purpose of effective time management is to _

Achieve personal and professional goals.


Ways to prevent burnout

1. Take care of oneself - avoid alcohol, maintain good nutrition, get adequate amounts of sleep, and avoid cigarette smoking.
2. Reduce stress from work by developing social contacts outside the work environment.


Stress is known to cause a variety of physical and psychological ailments, including _

1. Anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
2. Muscle and joint pain.
3. Headaches.
4. Gastrointestinal disturbances.
5. Cardiovascular problems.


Common components of benefits packages include _

1. Health insurance; dental and/or vision care; life insurance.
2. Retirement plans / pensions.
3. Disability coverage.
4. Vacation pay.
5. Parking. (*Not* car insurance.)
6. Tuition reimbursement and loan programs.
7. Dependent care programs.
8. Health and wellness programs.


As a new graduate, the best short-term career goal or objective would be to _

Obtain an entry-level position as a staff nurse.


The purpose of the NCLEX-RN exam is to _

Determine whether a candidate is competent to perform safe, effective, entry-level nursing care.


The NCLEX test plan reflects _

Entry-level nursing practice as identified by research and the job analysis study of newly licensed registered nurses.


The NCLEX has a minimum number of _ questions.



The NCLEX has a maximum number of _ questions.



NCLEX test plan - client needs categories

1. Safe and effective care environment.
2. Health promotion and maintenance.
3. Psychosocial integrity.
4. Physiological integrity.


NCLEX test plan - distribution of content

Management of care= 20%
Pharmacological and parenteral therapies= 15%
Physiological adaptation= 14%
Reduction of risk potential= 12%
Safety and infection control= 12%
Health promotion and maintenance= 9%
Psychosocial integrity= 9%
Basic care and comfort= 9%


The best review strategy to use to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam is _

Review basic nursing content 2 to 3 hours per day, 3 days a week, for 5 to 6 weeks.


The new graduate should consider taking the NCLEX within _ of obtaining their Authorization to Test.

2 to 3 weeks.


The content of the NCLEX is based on _

A practice analysis conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


The blueprint category that has the highest percentage of test items on the NCLEX is _

Physiological integrity (makes up about 50% of the test plan).


A person who has an emergency that will prevent them from reporting for their scheduled NCLEX testing date should _

Either call or go to the website of the Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services office a full business day (24 hours) before the scheduled testing time to request a change in testing time.


After failing the NCLEX-RN on the first testing attempt, the graduate nurse would be required to wait _ to _ days before retesting.

45 to 90 days.


The NCLEX is prepared by _

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).


On test day, a person taking the NCLEX has up to _ to complete the test.

6 hours.


The NCLEX should be taken within approximately _ to _ after graduation.

4 to 6 weeks.