Did you get a studyguide for the final? - page 3

Fellow sufferers, I was suprised to discover that the final, which is comprehensive covering 25 classes over 4 months, has no study guide. I've never taken a class before that had this policy. I... Read More

  1. by   jdomep
    NOPE

    Ours are comprehensive and we have 1 question for every hour of lecture (so I guess we have to know it all) It will be a toughy...
  2. by   NurseAngie
    Originally posted by jdomep
    NOPE

    Ours are comprehensive and we have 1 question for every hour of lecture (so I guess we have to know it all) It will be a toughy...
    Hi Julie,
    I feel your pain....ours was pretty much the same as yours. Very nerve wracking! I used my unit outlines to study and that helped me. We did receive a sheet late Friday and you know what was on it??? The outline topics. Word for word. I just scanned them all and studied the notes I took in lecture. I hope you get some rest and try to relax...you know more than you think you do! Oh yes...and GOOD LUCK! You'll do great.

    ~Angie
  3. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Well, I ended up with a "B" in the course. If I had gotten 100% it wouldn't have made a difference. All I would have needed was a passing score of 76 and I got a 79 I don't know how they rationalized thier answers form what I saw because they were straightforward-one-possible-answer questions, and I really thought I scored in the 90s.

    Thier studyguides seldom followed the text anyway, so I really wouldn't expect one for an exam to follow the test questions. The studyguide and the text often disagreed on test questions. At all 5 test reviews, wherein the answers to the questions are covered to show you where you went wrong, there was heated debate. During one of the reviews, I actualy had a page number that showed the answer for the test question was wrong.
    Pathetic.

    That's fine, I'm leaving the program to attend a four-year college. I'm going to have to look at the way the program is run this time around and will consider other degrees. I can't let inept educators steal my dream. It's probably difficult to write test questions, but not so difficult that half the class is in an uproar on 10% of it on any given test...................something wrong there.
    The Army National Guard says all I need is a Bachaelors degree to go to thier PA school, but the civillian schools for NP and PA need to see a GPA above 3.2, and I'm afraid these goofy nursing courses are going to dilute that.

    But there is a bright side...........................psychology courses are finished :roll :hatparty: and I have so many options to chose from because of the GPA that I do have.


    It's all good
  4. by   NurseAngie
    Good luck Peeps!:kiss Beauty school crosses my mind at least once daily.

    All My Best,
    ~Angie
  5. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Sadly,beauty school is not one of my options:chuckle but the only stool you'd have to clean up wouldn't smell that bad and you wouldn't need to hold your breath

    Thanks, I'll take all the luck I can get.

    Good luck to you too.
  6. by   nursbee04
    NurseAngie -
    YES I am going to use a review book and everything I can get my hands on for the NCLEX. I meant we won't get one provided by my program, and you have a course in it?! I should have made myself clear. Sorry, my mind is buried somewhere between my pharmacology final and my processes final.
  7. by   peaceful2100
    STUDY guide, What is that? LOL.
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I think I'm seeing a trend here.
  9. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by peaceful2100
    STUDY guide, What is that? LOL.
    Actually, I was wondering that exact same thing?!!
  10. by   MRed94
    Well, some days waitressing again sounds like soooooooooo much more fun. Even French fry frying would be preferable to this torture.

    Well, last day of clinical tomorrow and final on Monday and that's it for 3 weeks, then the whip cracks again.....crud.

    M
  11. by   gonnabeanurse2
    No study guide here either...we do however have 2 "review" days where we can go in and review (on our own) all of our tests and quizzes from the entire semester....good luck to you.
  12. by   Gator,SN
    After rereading this thread, i have to lol.....I am sitting here after two "all nighters" in a row with 3 hours of sleep in between...A study guide right about now is a grand fantasy. Due to some "time constraints" we have had 3 lectures on 4 different systems, (pharm included) and have I will be taking my second exam in 2 days in about an hour.........cummulative final is Tuesday!!!! Nothing like getting the material the night before the exam....no pressure though right???
    Oh I just love school!

    Gator
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    By Gonnabanurse
    No study guide here either...we do however have 2 "review" days where we can go in and review (on our own) all of our tests and quizzes from the entire semester....good luck to you.
    That sounds like a good idea. You can try to find out what the heck they were thinking when they formed the rationale for the bestanswer.

    The trouble with the curicculum in nursing school is that it is missing the critical element of science. Without science the faculty can pretty much make up any rationale they want without qualification.

    I think I am through trying to find linear thought in a nursing school somewhere. Rational thinking just does not compute in this sector of academic training.

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