The content of the NCLEX-RN Test Plan is organized into the major Client Needs categories. Your NCLEX-RN review will cover these topics and teach you how to correctly answer the questions pertaining to these subjects.
- Safe and Effective Care Environment
- Management of Care
- Safety and Infection Control
- Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Psycho-social Integrity
- Physiological Integrity
- Basic Care and Comfort
- Pharmacological and Parental Therapies
- Reduction of Risk Potential
- Physiological Adaptation
The following processes are fundamental to the practice of nursing and are integrated throughout the Client Needs categories and will an essential portion of your review:
- Nursing Process – a scientific, clinical reasoning approach to client care that includes assessment, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Caring – interaction of the nurse and client in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. In this collaborative environment, the nurse provides encouragement, hope, support and compassion to help achieve desired outcomes.
- Communication and Documentation – verbal and nonverbal interactions between the nurse and the client, the client’s significant others, and the other members of the health care team. Events and activities associated with client care are recorded in written and/or electronic records that demonstrate adherence to the standards of practice and accountability in the provision of care.
- Teaching/Learning – facilitation of the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities promoting a change in behavior.
- Culture and Spirituality – interaction of the nurse and the client (individual, family or group, including significant others and populations) which recognizes and considers the client-reported, self-identified, unique and individual preferences to client care, the applicable standard of care and legal considerations.