By Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. Mcintosh, Jennifer S. Mensik

Graduating from nursing university is an immense accomplishment, yet these subsequent steps passing forums and beginning a challenging new activity as a nurse can appear daunting. by no means worry: This booklet may also help any new nurse map out a transparent course from graduation to profitable career.

A Nurse s step by step advisor to Transitioning to the pro Nurse function is an easy how-to advisor to hopefully input expert perform. From moral concerns to carrying on with schooling to dealing with pressure, authors Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, and Jennifer S. Mensik offer sensible innovations and instruments that can assist you succeed in your maximum nursing power.

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Similarly, rapid eye movement, know as REM sleep, helps with deciphering hidden patterns, comprehending, and seeing solutions to difficult problems (Carey, 2014). Getting sufficient rest can be helpful for learning and retaining information you have studied. Harris Health System (2015) suggests that individuals in their early twenties should, ideally, sleep 8 or 9 hours every night. Students typically do not get sufficient hours of sleep, and it can affect their concentration, learning, and academic performance (Harris Health System, 2015).

These pretest questions do not count in your overall NCLEX score. What Content Is on the NCLEX? Content knowledge was introduced, covered, and reinforced during your educational experience. Schools of nursing curriculum are designed to properly cover the various patient needs and CHAPTER 2 • PREPARING FOR THE NCLEX AND YOUR LICENSE 27 how to prepare for medication administration, interventions, and medical treatment. For example, you likely were required to take a course in foundational nursing, which included both didactic and clinical requirements.

H. (2013). An increase in the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees is linked to lower rates of post-surgery mortality. Health Affairs, 32(3), 579–586. Scrubs. (2015). 12 biggest reasons nurses get a BSN. Retrieved from http://scrubsmag. com/12-biggest-reasons-nurses-get-a-bsn 2 PREPARING FOR THE NCLEX AND YOUR LICENSE ELEMENTS OF PREPARING FOR THE NCLEX AND YOUR LICENSE 1. Examines the NCLEX 2. Discusses preparing for the exam 3. Weighs the pros and cons of retaking the exam 5. Discusses state boards of nursing 24 A NURSE’S STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO TRANSITIONING TO THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE ROLE In this chapter we discuss your preparation for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), the roles and function of the state boards of nursing, the state practice act, and your licensure and scope of nursing practice.

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