ok so i read chapters and did flash cards for our power point slides and i studied from the moment we started the section. The weekend prior to test i reviewed notes like crazy and took practice tests like a crazy woman but i have heard that this was the easiest test and i got a 94 over three dumb mistakes. Does anyone have any study tips to make sure you get that A on the next few tests ? I am in my first semester of nursing school and this is my only shot at it so i need to pass.
Since this method worked for you on the first test, keep doing it! I think the only difficult part is accommodating for when you have more information to learn than before. Keeping the momentum going is important as well. You got it!
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The only way to get better at NCLEX style questions is to do a lot of them. Buy a NCLEX question and answer book(or a few books) that's broken down by subject. I like Lippincott's Q&A, the questions are harder than most other sources, but I also have both Saunders books, and the Success series for some classes.
If you're making stupid mistakes, slow down, re-read the questions. Ask yourself, 'do I understand with the question is asking?' Make sure you check to see if the question is asked in the negative, ie. 'a need for further teaching' or 'all of the following except'.
What class is this? Something like Nursing Fundamentals? How comfortable are you with therapeutic communication questions? Those mess up a lot of people early on, the key is to address how the patient feels, no matter how stupid the answers would sound in real life.
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