I did not have to take the global health course because when I spoke to the director of the program, she sat down with me, and started checking off class by class and told me I could drop the global health class, and now I am off to graduation.
I can tell you about Health assessment, but leadership in global health, and evidence based nursing research in global health, I did not take because those are new curriculum classes.
Health assessment, you just really have to study for that one. And the tests are timed, so there is very little time to look anything up in the book.
The other classes I took was nursing leadership- research for consumer- >-from the old curriculum so they should be similar. but they are easy like the first 2 classes, just writing and posting on blackboard.
yes take those exams! since you just passed nclex then you should have the info fresh on your mind.
Kaplan is not a good study guide for those exams-- let me tell you why. Kaplan is perfect for nclex because they are at the same difficulty level.
The exelsior exams are very CONTENT based, it's either you know it or you dont. and you can't use the kaplan test strategies for those types of questions.
I used saunder's comprehensive review CD that I had left over from nursing school, and listened a little bit to helen feuer content review, and for psych exam, saunders only has 200Q, so I ended up getting reviews and rationales for mental health nursing, that has 450Q. I heard that psych was the most difficult tests, and in fact, one of the girls I work with, said that there were 3 RN-BSN students in the class--- that got me a little nervous because that means that those students could not pass the psych exam and had to take the class with the generic students!! yikes!!
So those tests the best thing to do, is review your content, and do lots and lots of questions. and the exams are very similar.
I took all classes already. and right now I am in community health, and community health clinical, and senior practicum! and graduation in december!! I can't wait!!