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Digital Seminar

Module 1: NCLEX RN Review

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC
5 Hours 16 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 21, 2016
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You have spent years working towards your goal of becoming a registered nurse and now you face the exam that will determine your future. You know you have to be ready for this life-changing event but you are feeling unsure of how to study, and wondering if your current level of knowledge is sufficient to pass. Complete this comprehensive review, at your own pace, and get everything you need to prepare to take the NCLEX®-RN exam. Nationally recognized expert, Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, will guide you through the core content in an easy to understand format adding test taking strategies specific to each body system.  Not only will you pass your exam the first time but you will also build critical thinking skills and develop nursing instincts that will guarantee your success as a RN!



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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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This self-study activity qualifies for 14.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC's Profile

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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC, has been a nurse for nearly 30 years specializing in intensive care. She earned her legal nurse consultant training through the Vickie Milazzo Institute in 2008 and has worked on over 200 cases for both plaintiff and defense. Her role has included analyzing medical records, determining merit, assisting with client interviews, attending medical appointments, locating testing experts, completing chronologies, reviewing billing for accuracy, deposition/jury question development, and assisting in court strategy development. She has served as a testifying expert for 16 cases. Cyndi is a renowned national seminar speaker having spoken for numerous companies since 2008, including her own, Clinical Review Consultants. She works for Mayo Clinic in Minnesota continuing her passion for bedside nursing in critical care.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cynthia Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants and has an employment relationship with Mayo Mankato. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cynthia Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Day One – Module ONE

NCLEX Success!

Nursing Theory

Clinical Judgment


Categories of Content

Test Taking Strategies




Erb’s Point


Heart Sounds

Murmurs, Rubs, & Clicks

7 Key Points to Know

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Understanding Ischemia


Acute Myocardial Infarction


Interpreting the EKG

Fast Fatal Arrhythmias

Atrial Dysrhythmias

Ventricular Dysrhythmias

Critical Interventions


Know you Role


Protecting your Practice

Room Assignments

Key Points in Staffing


Acute Hypoglycemia

Acute Hyperglycemic State

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome (HHS)

Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

Thyroid Disorders


Key Points in Assessment

Breath Sounds




Pulmonary Fibrosis

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Medications Part One


Use of Drug

Drug Dosing

Nursing Considerations

Medications for Review

Allergy & Asthma Meds






Pregnancy Risk Categories



Objectives Day One/ Module One:

1. Prioritize nursing actions for specific cardiac, respiratory and endocrine disorders.

2. Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/Pro-BNP levels.

3. Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).

4. Interpret pathophysiology and differential diagnoses for crackles, wheezes, rhonchi and rubs.

5. State current guidelines in the management of diabetes.

6. Illustrate the nursing process as a standard of care.

7. Recognize how improper assessment can affect patient outcomes.

8. Discuss physical and laboratory findings that accompany DKA and HHS.


Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists


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