Here are the techniques nursing students need to develop, apply, and refine their reasoning skills - and gain the confidence needed to pass exams. With more than 1,475 classroom-tested, NCLEX-style questions that cover an entire nursing fundamentals course, this book provides a blueprint for applying critical thinking skills to answering the test questions that students will encounter throughout their nursing education. Extensive field testing with students and faculty ensures that all of the questions provide the information and test-taking experience students need to succeed.This book is completely revised and up-to-date to reflect the latest medical technology, practice guidelines, and standards of nursing practice. It features 100 new format questions in a single chapter - multiple response, fill-in-the blank, hot spot drag and drop/ordered response items, and exhibit items that require a response to picture, chart, graph or table. It includes additional new format questions spread across 24 content areas. It offers rationales for correct and incorrect answers. It focuses on the specific needs of the beginning nursing student taking their fundamentals course. It uses the RACE model to help students think critically during testing. It includes a glossary of more than 250 common English words often found on nursing tests, for the benefit of ESL and other students.