NCLEX

The NCLEX-RN Review Program of Pentagon is aligned with the NCLEX Test Plan.

1. Safe and Effective Care Environment

  • Management of Care „ Safety and Infection Control

2. Health Promotion and Maintenance

3. Psychosocial Integrity

4. Physiological Integrity

  • Basic Care and Comfort
  • Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
  • Reduction of Risk Potential
  • Physiological Adaptation

Comprehensive NCLEX Topics

Safe and Effective Care Environment

The nurse promotes achievement of client outcomes by providing and directing nursing care that enhances the care delivery setting in order to protect clients and health care personnel.

  • Management of Care – providing and directing nursing care that enhances the care delivery setting to protect clients and health care personnel.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Advance Directives / Self-determination / Life planning
  • Advocacy
  • Accident/Error/Injury Prevention „ Safe Use of Equipment
  • Case Management
  • Client Rights
  • Collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team
  • Assignment, Delegation and Supervision
  • Establishing Priorities
  • Concepts of Management
  • Confidentiality / Information Security
  • Ethical Practice
  • Informed Consent
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Organ Donation
  • Performance Improvement (Quality Improvement)
  • Safety and Infection Control – protecting clients and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Accident/Error/Injury Prevention „ Safe Use of Equipment
  • Emergency Response Plan „ Security Plan
  • Ergonomic Principles „ Standard Precautions/Transmission„ Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials Based Precautions/Surgical Asepsis
  • Home Safety „ Use of Restraints/Safety Devices
  • Reporting of Incident/Event/Irregular Occurrence/Variance

Health Promotion and Maintenance

The nurse provides and directs nursing care of the client that incorporates the knowledge of expected growth and development principles; prevention and/or early detection of health problems, and strategies to achieve optimal health.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Aging Process „ High Risk Behaviors
  • Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care „ Lifestyle Choices
  • Developmental Stages and Transitions „ Self-Care
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention „ Techniques of Physical Assessment
  • Health Screening

Psychosocial Integrity

The nurse provides and directs nursing care that promotes and supports the emotional, mental and social wellbeing of the client experiencing stressful events, as well as clients with acute or chronic mental illness.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Abuse/Neglect „ Family Dynamics
  • Behavioral Interventions „ Grief and Loss
  • Chemical and Other Dependencies/ „ Mental Health ConceptsSubstance Use Disorder                                       Religious and Spiritual Influences on Health
  • Coping Mechanisms „ Sensory/Perceptual Alterations
  • Crisis Intervention „ Stress Management
  • Cultural Awareness/Cultural Influences „ Support Systems on Health                                                                         Therapeutic Communication
  • End of Life Care „ Therapeutic Environment

Physiological Integrity

The nurse promotes physical health and wellness by providing care and comfort, reducing client risk potential and managing health alterations.

  • Basic Care and Comfort – providing comfort and assistance in the performance of activities of daily living.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Assistive Devices „ Nutrition and Oral Hydration
  • Elimination „ Personal Hygiene
  • Mobility/Immobility „ Rest and Sleep
  • Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions
  • Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies – providing care related to the administration of medications and parenteral therapies.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Adverse Effects/Contraindications/Side „ Expected Actions/Outcomes

                              Effects/Interactions                                                    „ Medication Administration

  • Blood and Blood Products „ Parenteral/Intravenous Therapies
  • Central Venous Access Devices „ Pharmacological Pain Management
  • Dosage Calculation „ Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Reduction of Risk Potential – reducing the likelihood that clients will develop complications or health problems related to existing conditions, treatments or procedures.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Changes/Abnormalities in Vital Signs „ Potential for Complications from Surgical
  • Diagnostic Tests Procedures and Health Alterations
  • Laboratory Values „ System Specific Assessments
  • Potential for Alterations in Body Systems „ Therapeutic Procedures
  • Potential for Complications of Diagnostic Tests/Treatments/Procedures
  • Physiological Adaptation – managing and providing care for clients with acute, chronic or life threatening physical health conditions.

Related content includes but is not limited to:

  • Alterations in Body Systems „ Medical Emergencies
  • Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances „ Pathophysiology
  • Hemodynamics „ Unexpected Response to Therapies
  • Illness Management