Prentice Hall's Reviews and Rationales: Comprehensive NCLEX-RN Review (Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews & Rationales)

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9780131195998: Prentice Hall's Reviews and Rationales: Comprehensive NCLEX-RN Review (Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews & Rationales)

From the author of Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews use and Rationales Series comes a comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN(R). Completely current reflecting the April 2007 NCLEX-RN(R) test plan, this review book features a comprehensive outline review, over 1600 practice questions and 265-question practice tests. A FREE CD-ROM provides an additional 4,000 questions for review. Throughout answers are complete with rationales and testing strategies to help students determine how to answer questions, even when they aren't sure of the correct answer.

In this competitive market, this new NCLEX-RN(R) review book will stand out because of these features:
-The quantity and quality of our review questions, over 5,600 total
-Organization according to the April 2007 NCLEX-RN(R) Test Plan
-The multi-media support that accompanies this review book.
-Inclusion of alternate test items such as prioritization, dosage calculation, enhanced image questions, and more in the book and on the CD
-FREE Prentice Hall NursingNotes Cards

Additional features include:
-Over 1600 NCLEX-RN(R)-style questions in the book
-Rationales and testing strategies for a for all answers
-Nearly all questions are a high level of difficulty, i.e. analysis and application
-FREE CD-ROM offering an additional 4,000 practice questions
-Memory Test Aid boxes
-Test Your NCLEX(R) I.Q. assessment boxes
-Review tips for ESL students
-Section for foreign nurses to help prepare them for the NCLEX-RN(R)

 

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It is commonly believed that the computer-based systems most organizations rely on to support their businesses are not very smart. Many of the business decisions these companies make tend to be hidden in systems that make poor decisions, or don’t make them at all. Further, most systems aren’t configured too learn from the past, and therefore struggle to keep up with the pace of change.

 

Although many organizations believe the answer is to implement newer, “intelligent” systems, the fact is that much of today’s existing technology has the potential to be “smart enough” to make a big difference to an organization’s business. This book describes how various technologies can be combined to make this happen.

James and Neil show how current business trends are forcing organizations to build smarter systems, and how these systems can help companies thrive. By focusing on decisions as distinct opportunities for improvement, the book provides a unique perspective on how using established technologies in a new way can solve problems and create competitive advantage. The book is full of insightful examples of problems solved by applying Enterprise Decision Management across various industries and outlines a practical and incremental method for implementing the technology.

 

All readers will learn:

How key business trends impact the decision-making process

Why organizations need systems smart enough to cope with these trends

How decision automation can make their systems smart enough

How to translate decisions into a corporate asset and competitive advantage

The ROI and business impact of better decisions and smarter systems

The core concepts and technologies needed and how they work together

A step-by-step approach to introduce this approach and analysis of the ROI generated at every stage

How this approach impacts and enhances modern IT architecture

Although the business context and underlying principles are explained in a nontechnical manner, the book also contains how-to guidance for more technical readers.

 

Contents

Foreword by Barbara von Halle

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Introduction

The “Smart (Enough) Systems” Manifesto

Chapter 1        The Need for Smart (Enough) Systems

Chapter 2        Enterprise Decision Management

Chapter 3        Why Aren’t My Systems Smart Enough Already?

Chapter 4        Core Concepts

Chapter 5        Data and Analytics

Chapter 6        Business Rules

Chapter 7        Adaptive Control

Chapter 8        Readiness Assessment

Chapter 9        Getting There from Here

Chapter 10      EDM and the IT Department

Chapter 11      Closing Thoughts

Appendix         Decision Yield as a Way to Measure ROI

Index

 

 

About the Author:

Mary Ann Hogan,RN,MSN has been a nurse educator for more than 20 years, currently as a Clinical Assistant 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(R), she has been teaching NCLEX(R) review programs for the past 14 years, with a particular interest in working with students who have English-as-a-second-language to prepare for exams. She has contributed to a number of publications in the area of NCLEX(R) review, adult health and fundamentals of nursing. Ms. Hogan is a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

 

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