Topics on boards???

  1. To everyone who's taken & passed, congrats!!!:hatparty:

    I've got a ?, in May I'll graduate & I was curious what topics were heavily focussed on during some of your exams. I've had some people say they've had lots or psych & others say maternity ?'s. any feedback would be appreciated, right now I'm starting to look at the MOSBY's review book w/ 3K+?'s. thanks
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   moonshadeau
    The topics that you face on boards will be individualized to you and your needs. The areas that you will see a great deal of your questions are your weaker areas. For me it was OB and Psych questions. If you do a broad based study for boards you should do fine. Besides, there is no way you can possibly know every question.

    My first question on boards was about INH the drug to treat Tuberculosis. That was something I had not studied for. Positive attitudes will take you far.

    Good luck
  4. by   KimRN03
    I had a lot of priority setting, meds, delegation, and OB, developmental questions, diabetes. Remember that the test in changing April 1st to include additional weight on pharmacology and less OB/Psych. You should re-start this thread after those new tests start to be administered. Good luck to you!
  5. by   nekhismom
    I had several priority questions, NO delegation questions, and quite a few med/surg questions. I only had 1 oB and 1 newborn question, and I think I only hade 1 or 2 psych questions. I want to know how a test knows your weakest areas when it doesn't even ask questions about all the areas????? Seems like something has to be skipped over somewhere, doesn't it>?
  6. by   Ortho_RN
    I had lots of priority, and tons of Peds and Psych...
  7. by   JacelRN
    Hi Sun_chica,

    The others covered the important topics but also to note, go over your most basics along with your broad-study subjects. Examples are VS for each age group, Labs, Immunizations, Fluid and Electrolyes. And then the more common the disease the better it is to study. TB, AIDS, CHF, COPD, Pneumonia, ESRD. Honestly, you should study all subjects you can, but to be sure, definetely know about things you see every day. Also study Growth and Development over the lifespan and go over Piagett and Erikson's. THe NCLEX loves these guys.

    A review that offers a comprehensive study is a great source of knowledge and a good one will be able to say, "you will see these subjects on the NCLEX." Remember though, moonshadeau is correct that it will be individualized so you can get any subject the NCLEX feels it needs to ask you to determine if you are a safe and prudent nurse.

    Best of luck to you and CONGRATS on your upcoming graduation!

    JacelRN

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