1st Exam in Assessment

  1. Hello All,

    I had my first exam in Assessment yesterday. The exam covered 8 chapters and I studied weeks in advance for it. The professor gave us a list of things to study in the review.... needless to say the way that she formatted the exam was no where near what she had told us to study.

    The entire exam was multi choice and the questions were situational...

    For example:
    Mrs. Smith is complaining of an excruciating pain in her abdomen that has persisted for more than one week. What is the first step that you would take to assess this patient?


    Considering the fact that the exam wasn't what I expected I did well. She went over the exam after all answer sheets were collected and I missed 7 out of a total of 50. I am upset that I missed 7- I shouldn't have missed any.

    Anyhoo, I just felt like sharing with you guys. For those who are new nursing students- Good luck on any exam you take and make sure you verify the format of your exams
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    Awww.....heck.....don't be so upset. Your going to be fine. Now that you know what to look for, you'll do better next time. Just realize what your mistakes were, and go from there!
    Good luck on your next one! (You won't miss any!)

    Julie
  4. by   meandragonbrett
    keep up your studying, it gets harder. My mom just finished health assessment, it's a killer class, especially when you're doing it in 8 weeks instead of 16. Baiscally she studied 24/7, any time she had a chance she was in the books w\that class. I've always heard that HA and pathophysiology were the worst classed in school. Especially when patho is taught in four weeks. My mom is doing an accelerated RN-BSN program. The ONLY reason she is doing it is b\c her employer, the VAMC, basically said "Go back to school to get your BSN or loose your job" She's been a nurse for 26-28 years, somewhere in there. The good thing is that the VAMC is paying for the entire thing. It's going to cost a total of 40K by the end of two years.

    Brett
  5. by   futrnurse
    I found that all of my nursing exams were situational and it is formated that way to assure that you not only have a knowledge base of information but that you know what to do with what you know.....Good Luck!!!!
  6. by   Lisa2902
    The first exam is always the worst exam. At least now you'll know what to expect in the future. Good luck!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by Unequaledbeauty
    Hello All,

    I had my first exam in Assessment yesterday. The exam covered 8 chapters and I studied weeks in advance for it. The professor gave us a list of things to study in the review.... needless to say the way that she formatted the exam was no where near what she had told us to study.

    The entire exam was multi choice and the questions were situational...

    For example:
    Mrs. Smith is complaining of an excruciating pain in her abdomen that has persisted for more than one week. What is the first step that you would take to assess this patient?


    Considering the fact that the exam wasn't what I expected I did well. She went over the exam after all answer sheets were collected and I missed 7 out of a total of 50. I am upset that I missed 7- I shouldn't have missed any.

    Anyhoo, I just felt like sharing with you guys. For those who are new nursing students- Good luck on any exam you take and make sure you verify the format of your exams


    You did well! Keep up the great work!
  8. by   peaceful2100
    You did pretty good. That is not bad at all for a first exam. Now, you have a better idea of what tests are going to be like. Nursing school tests are truly different from others. I have to tell all my non-nursing friends in college that my tests are totally different from many of their tests. They study a lot less than I do and think I over do it. NO, NO, NO I don't. They just don't get it. Oh well.

    It gets better as time goes alone.

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