Pearson Reviews & Rationales: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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PEARSON REVIEWS & RATIONALES: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING WITH "NURSING REVIEWS & RATIONALES", 3/e provides a clear, concentrated, and up-to-date review of today's "need to know" knowledge for understanding medical-surgical nursing. Developed by Mary Ann Hogan, RN and reviewed by a large team of nurse educators, this program can be used by current nursing students as a course study aid, for NCLEX-RN® exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking comprehensive yet concise review of this discipline. Fully reflective of the current (2010) NCLEX-RN® Test Plan, it begins by introducing the basics of the medical-surgical nursing process, physical assessment, and common tests. Next, it provides complete chapters on each of these sets of disorders: respiratory, cardiac, peripheral vascular, neurological, renal/urinary, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, immunologic, cellular, endocrine/metabolic, hematologic, reproductive, and eye/ear. The text concludes with a full chapter on common problems encountered in emergency and critical care nursing, with solutions. It comes with a complete support package, including access to additional questions and the complete eText online, and a tear-out NursingNotes card for clinical reference and quick review.

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  • Detailed outline of medical-surgical nursing
  • All-inclusive resource for NCLEX®, course, and competency review
  • NCLEX®-style questions with comprehensive rationales
  • Nursing Notes reference card for quick review
  • Additional practice online with 850 NCLEX-style questions


Essential for NCLEX®, course, and competency review, this volume is a complete, concentrated outline of medical-surgical nursing.


This product contains the following tools to aid your review:

· Nursing Reviews & Rationales online course with 850 practice questions and detailed rationales along with a complete Pearson eText of the book

· Chapter learning objectives and NCLEX® alerts

· Pre- and post-chapter tests with comprehensive rationales

· New test-taking strategies and vocabulary review

· Practice-to-pass exercises and critical thinking case studies

· Pearson Nursing Notesreference card



For audio review materials on the go, visit Related to the chapters in the Reviews & Rationales Series by MaryAnn Hogan, each chapter contains:


Big Ideas–“Need to know” concepts for each chapter

Practice Test–A gut check for the Big Ideas–tells you if you need to keep studying

Key Terms–Audio “flashcards” to help you review key concepts and terms


VangoNotes are flexible and efficient--download them to your MP3 player and listen in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever.



This popular series is the complete foundation for success in the classroom, in clinical settings, and on the NCLEX-RN® examination. Each topical volume offers a concentrated review of core content from across the nursing curriculum, while providing hundreds of practice questions and comprehensive rationales. This is the only review series with testlike practice online, a full eText version of the book, and a tear-out reference card.

The complete series includes:


  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Physical Assessment
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Leadership & Management




About the Author:

MaryAnn Hogan, MSN, RN has been a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has taught in diploma, associate degree, and baccalaureate nursing programs. A former item writer for the CAT NCLEX-RN® exam, Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses throughout to a number of publications in the areas of adult health, pharmacology, and fundamentals of nursing. She is a member
of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing.

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