Essential for course review and NCLEX review, this resource is a complete, concentrated outline of maternal-newborn nursing. Each chapter contains objectives, pre- and post-tests with rationales, vocabulary review, practice to pass exercises, critical thinking case studies, as well as NCLEX alerts. Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews & Rationales Series includes a comprehensive CD-ROM, to provide additional review. Content includes all of the "need-to-know" information covering reproduction, fetal development, nursing care during the normal and complicated prenatal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods, nursing care of the newborn, and much more. For nursing students in need of a resource that focuses on course review or NCLEX review as well as nursing professionals looking to familiarize themselves with a new specialty.