Broward College Nursing Dilllemma

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    Hey all im in Nursing process 2 at central and i got a 28 on my first test.. i missed it by 9 POINTS.
    Does ANYONE know of anyone that actually made up those 9 points? I feel incredibly discouraged I need 40's (80%) on my next 3 tests to pass the course. Words of encouragement/advice?
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    I didn't go to BC, but I work with a few nurses who did go there and they said it was quite a tough program. I went to Barry for my BSN and I found a lot of help from the Saunders NCLEX review book, especially when I got a 27 on my first OB exam...we needed at least a 38 to pass. needless to say, i was hysterical and afraid i would fail the class. i did a lot of the practice questions on the CD that comes with the Saunders book and the textbook for the class. i really just busted my butt and refused to fail the class. i ended up passing with a B+. it can be done! keep your head up!! study hard!
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    Thank you so much for your reply! Yes!, it is a very tough program. I have the saunders book and a lot of people told me to study the format of the test questions. I passed process 1 and failed 2 tests in that term.. but only by 1 or 2 points.. a 28 was so shocking to me. Your story has really encouraged me to put my head up! I was very hysterical and so afraid I'd give up, but this is something I worked SO hard to get to, I WILL pass this next test!!
    When you studied from Saunders did you just study the format or were there OB questions in there?
    We use Perry/Potter for Nursing Process 2 and I read everything word for word and that got me a 28.. I feel like I read but nothing stuck.
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    as a former BC student & grad '07, I can tell you that I've been in your shoes before, I had to make up a few points to pass a couple of classes, and I was sweating bullets.

    mmmmm I'm wondering what you are missing in your studies...... when I was in NP1 & 2, I read the entire chapter word for word, and the boxes with the pictures I read as well-- a lot of q- came from those boxes.
    I also used the saunders, and looked for every topic that it had on the subject that I was studying, read that and did the questions...
    ALSO that big thick packet that we are supposed to buy in NP1 at the beginning where it tells you all the objectives.... I got a huge 5subject notebook and wrote by hand the answer to the questions word for word straight from the book, and I read those answers over and over. I ended up getting 40, 39, 42, and 37 in NP1, in NP2 there was the hurricane katrina, so we only had 2 tests, and I ended up with an 76 and an 84.

    when you read the questions--- never think to much into the question. If they say "oh a patient slips and falls.." don't think on how old the patient is or if they are a female or a male... lol... sounds like silly advice, but it is very true. Often I missed questions because I thought "oh I would do this in this situation"... and often because of my thinking I missed them.

    for NP1 & NP2 I did not use the saunders cd, I thought the book was more helpful for me because I could easily look up the topic in the index, and read the topic and do the following questions.
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    i used the Saunders for clarification on content (and because the format is so easy to read) and the CD for help on answering questions. it helped me pace myself and helped me learn HOW to answer questions. as you know, on our exams there is sometimes more than one right answer, and knowing how to pick which is the MOST right is critical. don't add things to the questions, go by the information they give you in the question and nothing more. when we start thinking, "what if? or they may have... " that's when we get in deep doo-doo... lol

    if you really dedicate yourself you can and WILL make it. good luck!
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    See i noticed that there were a good 7 questions I KNOW were in the boxes and I ran out of time and didn't thoroughly go over them.. this next test I need a 46 to be passing! It isn't impossible but it will take some work. Did you have to make up just about 9 points? I can't believe I put myself in this situation!
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    what i would do is go through the exam and answer the questions i was SURE about and skip the ones i needed a little more time to think about. *make you sure skip the bubble on the scantron on you'll get in trouble! lol!*

    the way i see it, if your exam is 50 questions and you only make it up to number 40 because there were about 10 you weren't so sure on and you spent a lot of time pondering them, you're selling yourself short! *remember that sometimes the answer to one question could help you answer another one! provided you answer the first question correctly*
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    Quote from ohmylove
    See i noticed that there were a good 7 questions I KNOW were in the boxes and I ran out of time and didn't thoroughly go over them.. this next test I need a 46 to be passing! It isn't impossible but it will take some work. Did you have to make up just about 9 points? I can't believe I put myself in this situation!
    not in NP1 or 2 but...
    In gi/gu I had to make up 6 points,
    and in pharm I was really low, i need to make up 20 on the 3rd test to be passing.....

    it is really nerves.

    but now you just have to get into study mode and just go over your book and those boxes, and just study super hard.

    I know what you mean by "putting yourself in this situation"
    just last week I totally failed my statistics quiz and got a 20/100 because I just didn't apply myself hard enough. I read the book but I did not do any questions, so I didn't understand the subject at all.......
    I hope I pass the class too.

    I wish you the best, and just study study study
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    Quote from BumblebeeRN
    not in NP1 or 2 but...
    In gi/gu I had to make up 6 points,
    and in pharm I was really low, i need to make up 20 on the 3rd test to be passing.....

    it is really nerves.

    but now you just have to get into study mode and just go over your book and those boxes, and just study super hard.

    I know what you mean by "putting yourself in this situation"
    just last week I totally failed my statistics quiz and got a 20/100 because I just didn't apply myself hard enough. I read the book but I did not do any questions, so I didn't understand the subject at all.......
    I hope I pass the class too.

    I wish you the best, and just study study study
    Oh no Did you bring up that pharm grade? I remember statistics , that class would always get me.. I'd always get the calculation correct and then Id get that little sentence that you have to state at the end of each problem... wrong. Goodluck with that, trust me if I passed that class, anyone can ! :P

    Quote from NurseStephRN
    what i would do is go through the exam and answer the questions i was SURE about and skip the ones i needed a little more time to think about. *make you sure skip the bubble on the scantron on you'll get in trouble! lol!*

    the way i see it, if your exam is 50 questions and you only make it up to number 40 because there were about 10 you weren't so sure on and you spent a lot of time pondering them, you're selling yourself short! *remember that sometimes the answer to one question could help you answer another one! provided you answer the first question correctly*
    Thanks so much for the motivation! This next test has fluid and electrolytes on it, I started reading on it, and so far it isn't too bad I am understanding it but if it gets too tough, I have a book called Fluid and Electrolytes made easy! I'm really trying to keep my head up and never give up!
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    Quote from ohmylove
    Oh no Did you bring up that pharm grade? I remember statistics , that class would always get me.. I'd always get the calculation correct and then Id get that little sentence that you have to state at the end of each problem... wrong. Goodluck with that, trust me if I passed that class, anyone can ! :P



    Thanks so much for the motivation! This next test has fluid and electrolytes on it, I started reading on it, and so far it isn't too bad I am understanding it but if it gets too tough, I have a book called Fluid and Electrolytes made easy! I'm really trying to keep my head up and never give up!
    yes, I made the pharm I for sure thought I was going to fail, but because of hurricane katrina we had 2 weeks off, and we were without light & power, so all I did was study pharm ALL 2 weeks 24/7 I made up the 30 points and some, I got I think it was a 96, and then needed a 36 in the final to pass the class, so I was set

    but yes, that sentence is what kills me too in statistics. I hope I pass the class, we have a final left and homework. so I hope I do well.

    Best of luck to you, and keep up the good study time!


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