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Med-Surg Success

A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking

Med-Surg Success
KATHRYN CADENHEAD COLGROVE RN, MS, CNS, OCN
Trinity Valley Community College Kaufman, Texas

A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking

JUDY CALLICOATT RN, MS, CNS
Trinity Valley Community College Kaufman, Texas Consultant:

Ray A. Hargrove-Huttel RN, PhD
Trinity Valley Community College Kaufman, Texas

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Dedication
The authors would like to dedicate this book to the Trinity Valley Community College Associate Degree nursing students who graduated in 2005 and 2006. Thank you for giving of your time to pilot the questions and provide us constructive feedback. We would like to thank Bob Martone for giving us the opportunity to embark on this endeavor. Our appreciation goes to Barbara Tchabovsky for her assistance in editing the book and answering our numerous questions via e-mail, which is a wonderful invention. Our thanks go to Tom Ciavarella for supporting us through the maze of publishing this book. This book would not be possible without the unbelievable computer skills of Glada Norris. —The Authors I would like to dedicate this book to the memory of my mother, Mary Cadenhead, and grandmother, Elsie Rogers. They always told me that I could accomplish anything I wanted to accomplish. I would like to dedicate this book to my husband, Larry, daughter Laurie and son-in-law Todd, and son Larry Jr. and daughter-in-law Mai, and grandchildren Chris, Ashley, Justin C., Justin A., and Connor. Without their support and patience, the book would not have been possible. —Kathryn Colgrove This book is dedicated to my husband, George; my family, and my friends, who love and support me....
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