Nursing Fundamentals

All the highest-yield concepts in Saunders, Lippincott, Hurst, Potter & Perry, HESI, Kaplan, & more

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Brainscape Nursing School Fundamentals consists of 820 flashcards that cover the most common, high-yield concepts taught in nursing schools and popular textbook resources like Saunders, Lippincott, HESI, Potter & Perry, Taylor, and many others. This will equip you with the knowledge you need to crush your Nursing Fundamentals class, setting yourself up for tremendous success in all your subsequent classes.

The ultimate Nursing Fundamentals review tool, covering the top test prep resources

As the first class you’ll take upon arriving at nursing school, Nursing Fundamentals unleashes a firehose of information that is crucial for building a foundation for all future classes and learning. Once taught, you’re expected to remember and apply this information as your progress through nursing school, study for the NCLEX, and embark upon your career.

These flashcards will empower you to rise to that very challenge.

Our team of nursing educators—led by the famous Justine Buick ("The NCLEX Tutor")—have scoured the most popular Nursing Fundamentals textbooks and review courses, as well as real questions from past Nursing Fundamentals tests and exams to ensure that you can walk into any assessment 100% confident and prepared.

With Brainscape Nursing School Fundamentals, you get:

  • 820 Flashcards that cover the highest-yield Nursing Fundamentals concepts, with all the fluff left out.
  • Peace of mind as we’ve covered the most important concepts taught by top nursing school textbooks and review courses, such as Saunders, Lippincott, Potter & Perry, Taylor, HESI, and more.
  • Prioritization and ABCs flashcards to quickly test you on priority topics for “Who Do You See First” questions.
  • 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 Nursing Fundamentals study guides in our Nursing Academy.

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 Fundamentals content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

Additional free resources for nursing students:

  1. Read: The #1 habit to succeed in nursing school
  2. Practice: Try out our NCLEX practice test questions
  3. Watch: How to use Brainscape in nursing school
  4. Explore: Brainscape’s YouTube channel for nurses and medical healthcare professionals
  5. Get: Brainscape’s nursing school study planners and exam countdown sheets

Now go master Nursing Fundamentals with confidence!

Decks in this class (17)

Review the most common positions and why they are important.
37  cards
Lab Values
Review the normal lab values.
46  cards
Health & Physical Assessment
Review basic assessment techniques and findings for all the systems.
129  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.
61  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.
73  cards
Perioperative Nursing
Review the nursing care before and after a surgery.
47  cards
Nutrition and Diets
Review the different diets for diseases and the electrolytes in foods.
45  cards
Review the tubes, what they are for, and the nursing care.
56  cards
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Review CAM and the nursing care.
15  cards
Intravenous Therapy
Review the types of IV fluids, how to put an IV in, and complications.
88  cards
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
Review the reasons for getting TPN and complications.
28  cards
Culture & Religion
Review cultural practices and high-risk populations.
27  cards
Growth and Developmental Theories
Review the psychological stages of development.
21  cards
Blood Administration
Review blood types, administration, and complications.
38  cards

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