Quote from Kewlnurse2B
aside from hurst what other material/s did you used?
A handful of us got together every day for a week, 6 hours a day, to do questions out of several books, including Saunders.
The thing to do when you take your exam is to make 3 columns on your white board, and keep track of how many questions you knew, how many you totally had to guess on, and how many you narrowed down to 50/50 chance. Hurst tells you that all you need to do is to get more right than wrong, and when I considered how many questions I knew plus half of those 50/50 questions, I knew I was well over the "more right than wrong" range, so I was pretty darn sure I passed.
Everyone who took the test before me didn't do this, and they came out thinking they failed, so they cried until the results were posted.
Also - there is no way you will know all the medications. I had 15 or 16 medication questions, and I never even heard of most of them. Just try to understand the most basic ones, plus understand how to recognize groups of meds (beta blockers = lol, etc) and their side effects. Also, the medication questions I had focused a lot on patient teaching.