Select all that apply...?? - page 3

by natnat122

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Is it me or are those types of questions annoying? They always give me a mini panic attack! I mean if you choose 1,2,3 and leave out 4 the whole question is wrong!! Arghhhh! Okay.. done venting.. lol... Read More


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    Hello all. I am a Nursing instructor with a good tip for "select all that apply"... Treat each answer as a true/false question. Dont try to figure out how many answers the testers are looking for. Read exactly what the question is asking for and go down each answer to see if it fits. if any part of the answer is wrong, it is false.
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    All that apply questions are great indictors of the ability to critically think. Get used to them as you will see many on the NCLEX. Practice, practice, practice!!!
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    Ok, I created an account just to reply back to you. I took the NCLEX 01/31/2013, and I passed. Select all that apply are all over the NCLEX. I'm not joking I had 75 questions, and 40-45 were select all that apply. PRACTICE my best advise to you, and I wish you the best of luck!!!
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    Quote from AnGG
    Ok, I created an account just to reply back to you. I took the NCLEX 01/31/2013, and I passed. Select all that apply are all over the NCLEX. I'm not joking I had 75 questions, and 40-45 were select all that apply. PRACTICE my best advise to you, and I wish you the best of luck!!!
    Another thing to stress about!!!
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    Ladies and gents, there's an excellent reason for these questions, a relatively new addition to the NCLEX armamentarium. It's a simple one: nursing very rarely has just one answer, one intervention, one thing to think about. The example someone gave above of doing a few good things but then, alas, forgetting to stabilize the c-spine is an excellent one. Knowing that nursing schools model their tests on NCLEX to prepare their students for it, NCLEX has decided to make sure that their NCLEX tests prompt schools to teach better critical thinking skills: Seeing the big picture, with more components than a single memorizable fact, is, well, a critical skill to have in a new grad, and one that is often sadly lacking.

    Therefore, SATA questions in the NCLEX make schools include more SATA questions in their exams, which in turn makes faculty more likely to emphasize critical thinking skills in their instructional efforts. Yes, you betcha, it's more work, and not just for you-- it means faculty has to think more broadly, too, and explore ways to get those concepts across and broader thinking habits ingrained in students. But if we don't, then students don't have the opportunity to learn, and in the end, patients suffer.

    Oh....did somebody tell you nursing was going to be easy? Sorry.
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