Hurst Reviews Fundamentals of Nursing

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9780071600118: Hurst Reviews Fundamentals of Nursing

Let Marlene Hurst teach you the fundamentals of nursing -- quickly and easily!

Includes CD-ROM with 300 NCLEX-style questions

From one of the most sought after speakers in nursing this full-color review walks you through the fundamentals of nursing and slashes your study time in half by emphasizing the “why” behind each concept rather than the memorization of facts. The book includes learning aids such as case studies, decision trees, boxed material, and NCLEX-style questions at the end of each chapter. You'll also find a CD-ROM with 300 NCLEX-style questions.


  • Full-color decision trees help you understand how to apply medical-surgical core-content
  • Icons alert you to important concepts and key themes
  • Marlene Moments feature Marlene's humorous anecdotes and descriptions of common student mistakes
  • Deadly Dilemma boxes alert you to situations that impact patient safety
  • Here's the Deal boxes break down complex nursing and pathophysiology concepts into simple terms
  • Hurst Hints offer tips for understanding core nursing content
  • Factoids highlight important clinical nursing facts
  • Case Studies offer realistic clinical scenarios that enhance your understanding of difficult medical-surgical concepts
  • 10 NCLEX style practice questions with rationales for both the correct and incorrect answers at the end of each chapter to solidify your learning
  • Accompanying CD-ROM includes 300 practice NCLEX-RN questions and 25 MP3 audio downloads taken from the Hurst Reviews popular seminars

Content That Walks You Through Nursing Fundamentals:
Nursing’s Journey through History, Then and Now, The Health Care System, Community Nursing, Nursing Research, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Theory, Ethics and Values in Nursing, Legalities in Nursing, Caring in Nursing and caring for people that are different than me, The Family, Theories of Development, Growth and Development and Health Promotion from Conception through the Preschool Age, Growth and Development and Health Promotion from School Age through Adolescence, Growth and Development and Health Promotion in the Young, Middle, and Older adult, The Importance of Critical Thinking in Nursing, The Nursing Process Chapter, Communication skills, Educating the Client Chapter; Charting, Documentation, and Giving Report; Death and Dying Chapter, Stress and Coping Chapter, Oxygenation/Circulation, Vital Signs, Physical Assessment Chapter, Medication Administration, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Comfort/Pain Management, Hygiene, Nutrition, Elimination, Sensory Alterations, Mobility and immobility, Skin Integrity and Wound Care, Infection Control, Safety, Management and Delegation.

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About the Author:

Marlene Hurst, RN, MSN, FNP-R, CCRN-R is a recipient of a Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the Mississippi University for Women. She is President of Hurst Review Services. Started in 1988, the company teaches over 30,000 students each year how to succeed in nursing school and on the NCLEX exam.

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