Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 1e

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 1e
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This must-have workbook helps students learn the prioritization and delegation skills needed to survive nursing school, pass the NCLEX-RN® examination, and make the transition to practice in today's healthcare environment. Consisting of three parts plus an answer key, this resource provides numerous opportunities for students to review cases and answer questions similar to those they will see on the NCLEX-RN examination - including questions in alternate-item formats . Part 1, written by delegation expert Ruth Hansten, is an introduction that provides a practical review of clinical delegation skills and serves as a framework for the exercises that follow. Part 2 consists cases of patients who have relatively straightforward health problems followed by NCLEX examination-style questions focusing on prioritization, delegation, and assignment. Part 3 consists of complex, unfolding cases involving patients who have multiple health conditions, as well as complex patient assignments.

  • An introduction by prioritization and delegation expert Ruth Hansten explains the importance of developing sound clinical skills and judgment in the areas of prioritization, delegation, and assignment.
  • NCLEX-style questions help students develop fundamental skills in prioritization, delegation, and assignment and become familiar with the NCLEX examination format.
  • Questions in Parts 2 and 3 are organized by body system and by complexity, respectively, to allow for easy use with any medical-surgical nursing text.
  • Both sections of exercises give students essential hands-on practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first), delegating (giving specific tasks to assistive personnel and supervising satisfactory completion of those tasks), and assignment (giving responsibility for the overall care of particular patients to appropriate personnel).
  • The questions in Part 3 are more complex than those in Part 2, allowing students to master core concepts using unambiguous cases before applying this knowledge to patients with more complicated, multidimensional case presentations.
  • Flexible organization allows the workbook to be used with any Elsevier medical-surgical nursing text.
  • The answer key provides rationales for correct as well as incorrect answers, reinforcing the concepts presented in each unit.
  • Questions follow NCLEX style, and about 10% represent the new alternate-item question format.
  • The workbook is three-hole punched and perforated for convenience.

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Helpful for NCLEX-RN Review


This concise and practical book contains exercises that help the reader focus on the prioritization content of the NCLEX exam. Most of the recent NCLEX test takers with whom I have spoken have seen a big emphasis on these types of questions on their exams. I would say that 35%-40% of my questions on the NCLEX exam had a prioritization emphasis, so this book was a great supplement to my studies.

very helpful


Very good nclex review "add-on" material to accompany any nclex review books. highly recommended. I rate it only 4 stars because there's are more topics to be discussed with prioritation, delegations etc on real nclex test.

This book helped me study for the NClex


I took a Kaplan course to help prepare for the NCLEX. It was basically about how much prioritization was going to be on the NCLEX. So I chose to purchase this book. It is full of review exercises about delegation and prioritization and it is very user friendly. It also contains CASE STUDIES that are about one patient that is helpful it getting "the big picture" when caring for a patient.

Great for Nursing Mangement Class


I purchased this book (2006 edition) during my Med/Surg class and realized that this wasn't exactly the study guide I needed. Now I am taking a nurse management class and this book is priceless. The entire focus of the book is "management of care" as found on the NCLEX exam. The book is not very thick (only around 200 pages) but it is full of NCLEX style questions. The first half of the book offer's NCLEX questions based on system (respiratory, endocrine, cardio, etc) then the second half presents case studies with questions following. Until I started taking a management class that specifically dealt with prioritization, delegation and assignment , I could not fully appreciate this study book. Many people disagree and struggle with management questions because sometimes what is done in the work place does not agree with the text book answers given on the NCLEX exam. One must learn how to answer questions the NCLEX way in order to pass. I noticed that a new addition (2010) of this book is begin released (can pre-order now) so perhaps wait for that addition if you can. It is my understanding that starting in April 2010 the percentage of management questions on the NCLEX exam is increasing therefore understanding prioritization, delegation, and assignment is critical to the nursing student.

Must need to pass NCLEX


This book is a must need to pass NCLEX. This book is the only book that offers NCLEX style priority and delegation practice questions other books tend to have fact based questions. Also, use Saunders CD for fact type questions and the Hesi test prep cd which are similar to the actual style of NCLEX questions.

Great book for review!


I'm taking a Management class for nursing and this book really helped me on my test. It's difficult to study for this class so I just did this book and got an A!!!

Prioritization,Delegation and Assignment exercises for Med-Surg Nursing


This book came highly recommended by a NCLEX review program. I Found it very challenging and from what I have heard extremely helpful for Boards prep.

grey area questions


It is possible with this book to learn how to answer grey area questions in delegation and priority in NCLEX exam. Great resource.

VERY HELPFUL RESOURCE! A terrific buy!!!!!!!


I really liked this purchase specially with the unbeatable price by amazon. It helped me understand helpful strategies about test-taking and assumptions I previously had about the NCLEX was corrected. The Practice questions are very realistic and helpful. I have read different books that had different formats and I usually get intimidated by them. This is a book that is so user-friendly and i love it! I was never intimidated by it and it's easy to understand and analyze. A terrific buy!

A must for NCLEX


This book, in addition to the Saunders comprehensive review helped me prepare for NCLEX better than any other. As everyone knows, delegation is HUGE on NCLEX, so having a book that is nothing but delegation questions was very benificial.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment and it was written by Linda A. LaCharity PhD RN, Candice K. Kumagai RN MSN, Barbara Bartz RN MN CCRN. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Dec 30, 2005 and it has a suggested retail price of $29.95. It was published by Mosby and has a total of 224 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0323044077 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780323044073. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.