FCCA 274A

  1. I failed the test 2 times and I am taking it for the last time this week. Does anyone have some helpful tips. I see that I am struggling with the nursing process and picking the correct answer.
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    I have no wisdom, I just want to wish you the best! Please let us know how you do.
  4. by   dloiseau
    Thank You !!!! I feel way more confident than the last 2 times. I used study group 101. Which I have nothing bad to say about them but I wish I read my book. I saw alot of students on here use study group 101 and I have used them in the past for a class that I clep and passed with flying colors. However , I do not find them personally good for the FCCA 274A . I used them for 274C . I feel like for A at least for me they are a good supplement in addition to the required reading. The Basic nursing is like the bible. I saw alot of questions I struggled with on the test right in the reading. I was so angry with myself.

    Lesson learned do not try to take a short cut. Also this time I stopped working for the 1 month. I am a single mother of 2 and found it rather overwhelming because after you cook dinner and get the kids in bed your exhausted. I realize I am not superwomen. Also this time I focused on my weak points and I am very weak in nursing process and care planning which is very ironic because I use to be a unit manager and an assistant director of nursing and care planed day and night. The only wisdom I can can say to anyone reading this prioritize in your test and in your life. When you do too much something will fall off or lack. I was not ok with that something being my religious beliefs , kids or school. Everything else is somewhere in the clouds I dont now the last time I did laundry lol.

    Things that helped me .
    I brought Basic nursing online from the fa davis website ( can product book key) which gives you assess to an online book. Also all the test and quizzes for each chapter and alot of other resources.

    I got a academic coach from the college which helped me with time management and reassurance.

    I called excelsior and went over my problem areas on the test when I did not pass. (they will not give you the answers or tell you exactly what you got wrong )

    I know can pass and so can everyone else. I hope my story helps. I will keep you posted after the test!
  5. by   BSNbeDONE
    Good luck!
    Last edit by BSNbeDONE on Oct 18 : Reason: Incorrect topic
  6. by   Molemedic
    One of the biggest issues with the FCCA is that people don't read the assigned chapters. I tried SG101 and didn't like their notes, I know it worked for some people but to me there is no substitute for the actual textbook. These exams help build your foundation for future success during the CPNE which relies heavily on both the Nursing Process and Care Planning. Study hard and ask a lot of questions. Good luck and remember to breathe.
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    How did it go, OP?
  8. by   dloiseau
    I PASSED !!!!!!! I literally had to pull over to the side of the raod and screamed lol . but i will not make the same mistake no offense to study group 101 but for the CPNE I am sticking to excelsior study material only. The waiting list is 7 to 12 months now.
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from dloiseau
    I PASSED !!!!!!! I literally had to pull over to the side of the raod and screamed lol . but i will not make the same mistake no offense to study group 101 but for the CPNE I am sticking to excelsior study material only. The waiting list is 7 to 12 months now.
    Congratulations!!! That is awesome news!

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