Gateway Fast Track LPN - after 1 month-my experiences - page 6

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This forum has been my primary resource to find answers about what to expect as a new student @ Gateway, and one thing I've noticed is dozens of threads asking about what goes on once you actually begin block 1 - especially in... Read More


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    I used many different NCLEX books....the Saunders' NCLEX PN, Mosby's NCELX PN, Lippincott NCLEX PN...and online you can find a host of free NCLEX questions...just keep doing as many as you can....read the strategies and rationales for each question until you have it down on how should answer that question. Hope that helps.
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    Any suggestions for the last half of the semester? Or preparing for the final? I had a good average of 84% until I bombed my fluids and electrolytes quiz, and now I'm kind of worried about how the rest of the semester is going to go. What did most people in the class score on the final?
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    Don't worry about bombing one test here or there....it happens to everyone at one point or the other. Just continue on your path thru the semester except now start adding the stuff you have already tested on and start reviewing it to prepare for the final. It's better to keep reviewing it through-out the semester then to try and cram right before the final. Keep doing the NCLEX questions on your current studies and the past review. It should set you up for the final nicely. I believe they said the average number of questions missed on the final was 7. It sounds like you have a good strong grade....don't let one bad test defeat you. Good luck!
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    Don't worry about bombing one test here or there....it happens to everyone at one point or the other. Just continue on your path thru the semester except now start adding the stuff you have already tested on and start reviewing it to prepare for the final. It's better to keep reviewing it through-out the semester then to try and cram right before the final. Keep doing the NCLEX questions on your current studies and the past review. It should set you up for the final nicely. I believe they said the average number of questions missed on the final was 7. It sounds like you have a good strong grade....don't let one bad test defeat you. Good luck!

    Wow, only missing 7 is great! I had heard that many had failed the class because they completely bombed the final. Thanks for the tips. I really want to make sure I don't forget everything we have covered so far! There is so much material, and anything is fair game for the final! I noticed that there is one day on the syllabus left to review for the final. Did you find that helpful? Do you have any other tips?
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    For the final I reviewed all my handouts and NCLEX questions. If there was something I didn't know, I went back to the book and reviewed it. If you keep reviewing the handouts from class and do at least 50 NCLEX questions per night, you will be prepared. I honestly did more then 50 questions per night, but some don't have time to do more than that. Make sure you understand the strategies and rationales of the NCLEX question as well....once you understand those...you can pretty much answer any NCLEX question. GOOD LUCK, you will do great!
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    How is block 2 different than block 1? What did you think about the block 2 instructors?


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