Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination has evolved since its first edition from a medical-surgical nursing–focused test preparation workbook to a resource that spans general nursing knowledge while emphasizing management of care to assist students in preparing for the NCLEX® Examination. A second and equally important purpose of the book is to assist students, novice nurses, and seasoned nurses in applying concepts of prioritization, delegation, and assignment to nursing practice in today’s patient care settings.
Prioritization, delegation, and assignment are essential concepts and skills for nursing practice. Our students and graduate nurses have repeatedly told us of their difficulties with the application of these principles when taking program exit and licensure examinations. Nurse managers have told us many times that novice nurses and even some experienced nurses lack the expertise to effectively and safely practice these skills in real-world settings. (Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination 4th Edition; Barbara Bartz, Candice K. Kumaga, Linda A. LaCharity; Elsevier ; Preface: Page vii)