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1

The purpose of effective time management is to _

Achieve personal and professional goals.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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

Obtain an entry-level position as a staff nurse.

6

The purpose of the NCLEX-RN exam is to _

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

7

The NCLEX test plan reflects _

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

8

The NCLEX has a minimum number of _ questions.

75

9

The NCLEX has a maximum number of _ questions.

265

10

NCLEX test plan - client needs categories

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

11

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%

12

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.

13

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

2 to 3 weeks.

14

The content of the NCLEX is based on _

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

15

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).

16

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.

17

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.

18

The NCLEX is prepared by _

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

19

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

6 hours.

20

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

4 to 6 weeks.