Quote from monick
You said that you were sent some material by e-mail. Could it be possible to have it. I already passed the test with 12+. I just want to be prepared in case I am one of the lucky ones. Or is there other materials that you recomment for the pre-lvn classes? Thank you
Sorry! I don't have any of the material they sent us via email anymore.
But what I can tell you is that the material they send you is very basic math (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing), reading, and dosage. They send it well in advance so you can go over it again and again to make sure you've answered the questions correctly.
They also send the LVN Handbook which you will be tested on during the 4th class. This test is scantron, fill-in-the-blank, AND writing out sentences test. I don't know if your test will be the same as ours b/c she made it sound like she re-writes the test every time. However, she heavily emphasized the following: know the code of ethics section; know what the definition of the word "Integrity" means (which is NOT in the handbook); know what date payments are due by each month; know the 13 "Classroom" rules; know how many times you're allowed to remediate a theory course.
I would also recommend either getting a dosage calculations book or visiting the website DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations
and do some "mass/liquid for liquid" practice questions. It will really help when you have to take the dosage calculations test. I had absolutely NO skills when it came to dosage calculations so I got the "Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy Workout!" book which helps in your basic math skills as well as making sure you set your calculations up right (for example, it helps you understand how to go from kg to mg/ml)...but the book is like $30 and it goes way more in depth than what is necessary for these pre-classes.
I found the website to be more helpful when it came to the actual problems b/c you can narrow the field down to only "mass/liquid for liquid"-type problems and the number of problems they give you is endless. However, its not as good in helping you understand how to go from kg to mg/ml.
Between the book and the website, I had these type of dosage calculations down within an hour.
Finally, prepare a speech about yourself. Make sure it is at least 1min, but keep it under 2 min...and I MEAN KEEP IT UNDER 2 MIN! I sat in the front of the classroom and I could tell what score Ms. Temple was giving ppl for the speeches. A lot of ppl who kept on babbling about nothing were really marked down b/c: 1) they went over the 2min mark and/or 2) we got the point of their speech within the 1st min of their speech. I found that the people who started off w/ a broad topic (like a personal incident that led you to want to be come a nurse) and then narrowed it down to why they chose Hacienda La Puente were the ones that did really well.
I hope this helps!