Select all that apply...?? - page 2

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..... Read More

  1. Visit  natnat122} profile page
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    Quote from LYNDAA
    I probably should have changed my degree to something in some area of strategic development. Lol!
    LOLol!
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  3. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥} profile page
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    Quote from g8sushma
    I wish they would give you partial credit.
    Would be nice but partial credit often doesn't count in the real world for which school is supposedly preparing the student.

    I opened the airway and we started compressions but, oops, forget to maintain c-spine via chin-lift...

    Sometimes this is an all-or-nothing gig and, while I don't like SATA anymore than does anybody else, I still think that they are appropriate.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Would be nice but partial credit often doesn't count in the real world for which school is supposedly preparing the student.

    I opened the airway and we started compressions but, oops, forget to maintain c-spine via chin-lift...

    Sometimes this is an all-or-nothing gig and, while I don't like SATA anymore than does anybody else, I still think that they are appropriate.
    I still want partial credit!! lol
  5. Visit  Meriwhen} profile page
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    The one thing I REALLY hate about SATAs is when there's only one correct answer. OK, technically a SATA could have only one correct response of the lot and still be a SATA, yet we are all so conditioned to look for 2 or more correct answers since that's what they usually have. I had a nursing teacher who'd occasionally pull that on us on tests...and had no mercy when people got it wrong.

    So now I've learned that when it comes to SATA, just pick whatever correct answer(s) there are and ignore how many of them get chosen.
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  6. Visit  Guinevere39} profile page
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    Uhg, they are miserable. They're more manageable if you treat each option as its own true/false question.
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  7. Visit  davi000} profile page
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    whoever taking NCLEX RN exam . every single person getting 25 to 40 questions. i have same problem here. always i miss one or click one extra. PLEEEEEEEEEEASE someone find the solution of this problem. thanks in advance
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  8. Visit  buytheshoes11} profile page
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    Ah, these were the bane of my existence in nursing school. Then when I took the NCLEX I almost died when about half of my questions were SATA.

    In the end though, the fact that we practiced with SATA questions in school really did help prepare me for the "big test."
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  9. Visit  mshirleyrn} profile page
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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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  10. Visit  Cheryl Louise} profile page
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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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  11. Visit  AnGG} profile page
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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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  12. Visit  Peterjoy93} profile page
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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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  13. Visit  GrnTea} profile page
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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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