Nursing Fundamentals

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Why Brainscape Nursing School prep is different.

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Nursing Fundamentals covers the most important and commonly-tested concepts you have to know during the first semester of nursing school.

Nursing Fundamentals is designed to be the first class you’ll study when embarking upon nursing school. All other content introduced later on is built upon the foundations you’ll learn in this course, which means if you forget something, you may end up lost and confused. For this reason, it’s also important that you regularly come back to Nursing Fundamentals throughout nursing school to review what you learned in this initial course.

Nursing Fundamentals isn't always covered by nursing review courses because it’s sometimes considered elementary knowledge you’re expected to have. For example, it is crucial for nurses—throughout their careers—to understand labs, lab values, what they are, and how to interpret them. Yet this topic is only covered in fundamentals. So, it really is critical for you to have a strong foundation, which begins with a regular review of Nursing Fundamentals.

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The ultimate content review for Nursing Fundamentals

Brainscape’s Nursing School Fundamentals crash course was developed by Justine Buick, “The NCLEX Tutor”, an experienced Registered Nurse and owner of KoaPine Tutoring & Test Prep. For years, Justine has worked with nursing students of all levels, helping them to study for, and pass the NCLEX-RN.

Through her work (and personal experience taking on the exam), she recognized how tough it is to retain the huge volume of nursing content throughout Nursing School. But in Brainscape—the world’s smartest flashcard app—Justine found the perfect study tool to make the job much faster and easier for nursing students everywhere.

Master facts quicker with Brainscape’s Nursing flashcards

Brainscape’s flashcards provide a review of the most important and commonly tested topics in Fundamentals: Labs, acid-base, IV therapy, and more.

All of this information has been distilled down into neatly organized question-and-answer flashcards, many of which include illustrations for greater (and faster) understanding. By eliminating the inessential content and streamlining your learning with our proprietary learning algorithm, Brainscape saves you hours of study time.

How Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of Nursing content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Nursing School Fundamentals, you get:

  • 700 flashcards that cover the most common fundamental nursing topics, with all the fluff left out.
  • Prioritization and ABCs flashcards to quickly test you on priority topics for “Who Do You See First” questions.
  • A carefully tailored curriculum that starts with the basics of Nursing Fundamentals. Illustrations for visual learners.
  • Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress.
  • In-sync studying across Brainscape’s website and all your iOS devices. Additional guides for your nursing exam prep.

Now go master your Fundamentals class with confidence!!

Decks in this class (17)

Review the most common positions and why they are important.
33  cards
Lab Values
Review the normal lab values.
42  cards
Health & Physical Assessment
Review basic assessment techniques and findings for all the systems.
92  cards
Lab Interpretation
Review the lab that goes with each organ or problem. Be able to interpret what it means when the lab is abnormal.
57  cards
Review common causes, signs & symptoms and interventions for fluid volume overload and fluid volume deficit.
23  cards
Review the most causes, signs & symptoms, and interventions of electrolyte imbalances.
55  cards
Acid-Base Imbalance
Review the 4 different types of acid-base imbalance.
31  cards
Diagnostic Tests
Review what the most common diagnostic tests are for and nursing care.
67  cards
Perioperative Nursing
Review the nursing care before and after a surgery.
45  cards
Nutrition and Diets
Review the different diets for diseases and the electrolytes in foods.
34  cards
Review the tubes, what they are for, and the nursing care.
52  cards
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Review CAM and the nursing care.
5  cards
Intravenous Therapy
Review the types of IV fluids, how to put an IV in, and complications.
81  cards
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
Review the reasons for getting TPN and complications.
24  cards
Culture & Religion
Review cultural practices and high-risk populations.
31  cards
Developmental Theories
Review the psychological stages of development.
17  cards
Blood Administration
Review blood types, administration, and complications.
37  cards

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