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

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9780131196056: Prentice Hall's Reviews and Rationales: Comprehensive NCLEX-PN Review (Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews & Rationales)

From the author of Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews and Rationales Series comes a comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN(R).Completely current reflecting the April 2007 NCLEX-PN(R) test plan, this review book features a comprehensive outline review, 1570 questions and a 265-question practice test. A FREE CD-ROM provides an additional 3880 questions for review. Throughout answers are complete with rationales and testing strategies to help students determine how to answer questions, even if they aren't sure of the correct answer.
 
In this competitive market, this new NCLEX-PN(R) review book will stand out because of these features:
-The quantity and quality of our review questions, over 5450 total
-Organization according to the April 2007 NCLEX-PN(R) Test Plan
-The multi-media support that accompanies this review book.
-Inclusion of alternate test items such as prioritization, dosage calcualation, enhanced image questions and more in the book and on the CD-ROM
-FREE Prentice Hall NursingNotes Cards

Additional features include:
-Over 1540 NCLEX-PN(R)-style questions in the book
-Rationales and testing strategies for all answers
-Nearly all questions are a high level of difficulty, i.e analysis and application
-Free CD-ROM offering an additional 3880 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-PN(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, MSN, RN has been a nurse educator for 25 years, currently as a Clinical Associate 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®, Ms. Hogan has been teaching review courses for the last 15 years.  She also has contributed 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.

 

Debra S. McKinneyRN, MSN, MBA/HCM has been a nurse for 30 years specializing in pediatric and neonatal nursing. She is currently the Nursing Department Chair at TESST College in Alexandria, Virginia. She wrote the nursing curriculum and developed the program for practical nurses at TESST College. She has contributed to several publications in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and pediatrics. She is a member of the National League for Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing.

 

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