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Author: Thomas Evangelist,Tamra Orr,Judy Unrein
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 17, 2008)
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McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams by Thomas Evangelist,Tamra Orr,Judy Unrein



Thomas a. evangelist tamra b. orr judy unrein. How to use this book. Nursing school entrance exams. This page intentionally left blank. All three types of program types teach theory content on the fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing, obstetrical and gynecological nursing, pediatric nursing, and public and community health nursing. All three also involve classroom learning, practicing nursing skills in a lab environment, and learning how to care for patients in real-life health care settings.

We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test. Whether you're taking the NLN PAX-RN, NET, TEAS, PSB-RN, or C-NET-RN, this book gives you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned test-prep tutors. You'll get eight practice tests, skill-building drills, test-taking strategies, and all the facts about the current exams. Strategies to help you master every question type. Scientific illustrations to clarify important concepts. Career and educational guidance from a nursing professional.

With McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program-and give you the tools you need to succeed.

McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams. com User, September 11, 2009. This book really helped me take my PSB test. It had a lot of examples and it prepared me completely. I used this along with the Kaplan study guide- for the TEAS. com User, June 9, 2009. I used this book for the TEAS test.

We want to help you succeed on your Nursing School Entrance Exam We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test.

This is the best nursing school entrance exam book to begin studying for entrance exams. I'd recommend finding a more test specific book based on the test requirement at your school as well. I never study from one manual, I tend to get two or three. This one is a great introduction. I have to study for the TEAS, which according to this book tests more areas compared to other nursing entrance tests. Yikes, talk about intimidating at first! But what I loved about this book is its initial assessment.

by Thomas A. Evangelist, Tamra Orr, Judy Unrein. We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-wHill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test. Whether you're taking the NLN PAX-RN, TEAS, PSB-RN, or HESI, this book gives you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned test-prep tutors. You'll get eight practice tests in the book, plus skill-building drills, test-taking strategies, and all the facts about the current exams  . Thomas A. Evangelist.

McGraw-Hills Nursing School Entrance Exams 2/E Evangelist Thomas, Orr Tamra, Unrein Judy McGraw-Hill 9780071810494 : Whether you& taking the NLN PAX-RN, TEAS, PSB-RN, or HESI, this book give. This book offers a useful course companion for nursing and midwifery students at degree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study. We've put all of our proven expertise into "McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams" to make sure you're ready for this crucial test.

We want to help you succeed on your Nursing School Entrance Exam

We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test. Whether you're taking the NLN PAX-RN, NET, TEAS, PSB-RN, or C-NET-RN, this book gives you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned test-prep tutors. You'll get eight practice tests, skill-building drills, test-taking strategies, and all the facts about the current exams. With McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program-and give you the tools you need to succeed.

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8 practice tests Skill-building drills with hundreds of practice questions Strategies to help you master every question type Scientific illustrations to clarify important concepts Review of all subjects featured on the exams Career and educational guidance from a nursing professional
Reviews: 7
hardy
I just received my grade from the TEAS which I took over the weekend. A 91, and I am ecstatic! Mainly because I will not be taking that test again! This review is not going to be so much about the books as it is going to be about the TEAS test, since that is what everyone wants to know anyway. I AM GOING TO LEAVE THE SAME REVIEW FOR BOTH THE MCGRAW-HILL AND KAPLAN BOOKS THAT I PURCHASED AT THE SAME TIME, SO THIS REVIEW WILL BE COVERING BOTH BOOKS IN CASE YOU ARE DEBATING ON WHICH ONE TO PURCHASE. IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THERE ARE SEVERAL VARIATIONS OF THE TEAS, SO ANY BROAD, GENERALIZED, EXAMPLE I GIVE IS SPECIFIC TO MY TEST ONLY AND MAY VARY WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR TEST. So if you just want to know if this book was good or not, skip to the final paragraph. Otherwise read on as I will be covering both book's weak and strong points with a little personal commentary about the test thrown in to the mix!

The pros and cons are very similar for both books. They gave WAY too much detail on certain subjects (for example, I re-familiarized myself with all the hormones from the endocrine system for this test only to find they were not even mentioned in the science section of the TEAS at all...), and very little to no information on others (geology was not covered in either book, but for some odd reason there were more questions on the TEAS concerning geology than human anatomy - look online for help with the specific geology questions on the TEAS). Both books cover all four sections of the TEAS extremely thoroughly, but in my amateur option, one should not buy these books with the opinion that they are all you need to pass this test. You need to have taken college algebra, general chemistry, and finished your English sequences to do well on this test. If you haven't taken those courses and you do well, great job! However, those courses, based on the TEAS test I took (there are several variations of the TEAS), would prepare you for the TEAS very well. Also, keep in mind, if your applying to a decent nursing school, they are not only going to want to see great grades in your science prereqs, they are going to want to see a high TEAS score. If you don't score above a 90, I'm not saying you won't get in to your program. But your chances will definitely be better if you do score 90 or above.

MATH: Out of the 4 sections on the TEAS: reading comprehension, math, science, grammar, I would say the only section I didn't feel fully comfortable with from the start was the math section. I've always scored really well in science and English courses. However, math has never been what you may call my forte. So after taking the practice tests in both books and confirming my weakness lay in the math portion, I devoted the majority of my time to that area of study. Both books prepared me very well for the math portion. Both books provided a crash course in formulas long forgotten and never since used to spark my memory and prepare me for the test. I will say this though... KNOW YOUR FRACTIONS!!! You need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, convert and compare proper and improper fractions. I would say the math section of my TEAS test was comprised of about 20 fraction problems of varying difficulty.

SCIENCE: Being a science major, and taking a test that is required to enter a program which would result in a Bachelor's of Science, you would think they would have more than 30 science questions on the TEAS. Regardless of their reasoning, you have to endure it. As I said before, there were more questions about geology than human anatomy on MY test. It was frustrating, yes, mainly because they are condensing 5 extremely encompassing areas of science into 30 extremely broad questions. But not nearly as frustrating as re-learning all the gas laws by name, formula, and relationship, learning the basics of physics (formulas and concepts for work, energy, power, voltage, current, speed, velocity, acceleration, Newtonian mechanics, wavelength, and light reflection, refraction, diffraction, and dispersion)having never had physics before... EVER..., learning about aromatics and hydrocarbons, and then taking the test to see how many of those questions I spent the last 25 days of my life studying? ZERO!!! I've had other students tell me their tests were loaded with Physics, which is one reason I studied this section so diligently. Unfortunately, there were no questions whatsoever concerning any topic related to physics or Organic Chemistry! The books also try and provide you with information about plants which was completely unnecessary (the Kaplan book provided several paragraphs spread over several pages concerning plant metabolism, structure, and cellular composition. The McGraw book provided the same information over a much more condensed, straight forward, illustration-infused approach) because the only plant question on the TEAS concerned active and passive transport, which you would know from anatomy or you will learn about in either book. So in summation, the science portion was definitely lacking in areas I thought they needed to place more emphasis. But if you paid attention in general chem, you know some basic gross anatomy, and you have some sick obsession with rocks, you should be prepared.

READING COMPREHENSION: This section is what definitely separates the two books. After taking the practice tests in the Kaplan book, I wanted to gouge my eyes out with rusty nails just so I wouldn't have to ever read those passages again! The Kaplan book was ridiculous in the reading comp section. Their passages were pages long, covering extremely boring subjects for the most part, and the questions sometimes didn't even pertain to the passage! The McGraw book, while still painful, gave me less of that eye gouging sensation. Also, after I took the TEAS, I found the McGraw's article length to be much more on par with what you should expect from the TEAS. If you are worried about this section, don't be! Examples of what this section was like consist of a menu from a restaurant, where they might ask what is the cheapest item, and a new car brochure comparing two cars and they ask you features of one car versus the other. Pretty straight forward stuff in my opinion. The longest passage on the test was about 5 sentences in length. I brought highlighters to the test because that is how I had studied with the Kaplan and McGraw books, highlighting as I read for easy reference when answering question. COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY. If you read anything on even a semi-regular basis, your skills are fine for this section. The books provide practice, but headache as well. Reader be warned, but not stressed.

GRAMMAR: I'll admit, going into this section I was a bit cocky. I've always performed well in grammar and was not concerned. However, you should be aware. The books covered this topic well, touching on basic spelling rules, punctuation usage, analogies, usage, and definitions. This section on the TEAS is 55 questions long, the longest on the test, and the questions are sometimes not clear. The books try to emphasize spelling and punctuation. Punctuation was a big part of my test (knowing where commas go, how to properly use semicolons and colons, etc.), but the most frustrating questions of all were the phrase misplacement questions. They would ask you to read a sentence, and pick out a phrase that is misplaced. I swear, I sat there until there was no one left in the room and time was almost up (it was the last section and we were free to go when we finished) reading this one sentence about a puppy dog, trying to find the misplaced phrase! I finally had to make an educated guess (you'll find yourself doing that a lot on this test) and hope for the best. There were some spelling question. There were NO analogies, a few antonym/synonym question, but all in all, if you speak on a college level, know how to properly use commas, and don't incorporate text abbreviations into your speech or regular emails, you'll be fine.

MY OPINION: I would buy the McGraw-Hill book over the Kaplan book. The information is laid out in a more organized, clear method, the illustrations are helpful (especially in the science section if you can't remember organelles and mitosis/meiosis. Not to mention there are very, very few illustrations in the Kaplan book), and the print is a larger font than the Kaplan book which is definitely helpful when your eyes start to glaze after a week or so of using these books. If you feel like you're going to to miss out by only purchasing the McGraw book and not both (like I felt), rest assured you will not miss anything. Both books cover the same material, but in my opinion, the McGraw Hill book was a better tool in helping me prepare for the TEAS. Good luck, study hard, bring a granola bar because they don't give you time off between sections, and I hope my review helped.
Leyl
I bought this book to prepare for the PSB exam. I am familiar with McGraw-Hill because several of my college courses have used books by this company. I liked their online sources so I thought this would be a great way to study for the PSB. I graduated high school a long, long time ago so I needed to brush up on a few things. I gave myself a month to study so I would not feel rushed and would have plenty of time to concentrate on each section.

The book really focuses on math, vocabulary, reading comprehension, some spelling and science (physics, chemistry & electricity). There is one section of the book that tells you which sections of the book to study for which test. For example: it said there would be no metric conversions on the PSB.

The PSB test I took, however, was very different than anything in the book.

It had very little math. Only a few percentage calculations. There were also a couple of metric questions.

The reading comprehension on the test was at a whole different level than in the book. The sections in the book are very easy to read. I am an avid reader so I was not too worried about this section. The only practice questions I missed were what I call opinion questions such as "What would be the best title for this article". On the test, it was more like a medical journal. Yes, that makes much more sense (considering I am preparing to go into the medical field) but it threw me for a loop because I was not expecting it.

In the science section - one physics question, no chemistry and no electricity. Most of this was, understandably, anatomy related.

The spelling - really, really hard. I know the book cannot give you words to just memorize but this section contain words that I am familiar with and see occasionally. The test - WOW, the majority of the words I have never seen before. (Remember, I read a LOT so these were not common words.)

If you are taking the TEAS or other exam - maybe it will be useful for you. However, if you are taking the PSB test I would advise saving your money and to do the following:

* Read a lot of medical journals to get used to reading that type of writing.
* Know your English spelling rules. Not just i before e with the exceptions but use what the kids use when they are studying for a spelling bee.
* Know your anatomy.
Foginn
I bought this book to help prepare me for the TEAS V test. It is actually a very well-written book with very clear explanations, but it wasn't terribly helpful in preparing me for the actual test. In fact, I wasted a lot of time studying the science and math sections of the book, and very little of it was on the test. Fortunately, I bought the ATI study manual, and everything I needed to know was covered in that book. The bottom line-- don't bother with this book unless you have tons of time to prepare for the TEAS and just want to use it as a review. It also might be helpful if you find the ATI study guide to be too hard to understand. This book presents the material in a simpler format.
HyderCraft
This is the only study guide I used to study for the TEAS exam. There are 4 testing sections on the TEAS: Reading, Math, Science, and English. There are 2 practice tests for each and chapters on all the basic concepts. What I did was take one practice test from each section to see where my problem areas are, and then I studied the chapters. Then, I took the second set of practice tests from each section to see how much I improved. It worked great. I got a 90% on the official TEAS test.
Dianantrius
The questions on the actual TEAS test were more challenging than the practice questions in this book. This book covered a lot of general information, but the questions on the test were more specific. But I would still recommend reading it for review, you can never study too much.