Don't Blow the Curve !!! - page 4

This is just a vent but, I'm sick of hearing this. Like I'm supposed to intentionally start answering questions wrong just so other people can pass? I'm a former anal A student who finally... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Quote from luv2shopp85
    Well my next test is a combo of ER/Psych.... It will be on

    1 Family violence (which includes rape, child abuse elder abuse etc.) 8
    2 Personality Disorders 5
    3 Liver/Pancreas 17
    4 Cognitive disorders- dementia, delirium, alzheimers 7
    5 Gerontology 6
    6 Burns 7

    Thats how many questions are on each section. I looked up liver and pancrease in lippincotts and only got about 30 quesetions, about 10 questions on burns in saunders, no questions on gerontology, about 10 on family violence in lippincotts, about 40 on cognitive disorders in lippincotts, about 40 on personality disorders in lewis.
    Are you looking at the books or the computer disks that come with the books, because I use the computer disks. We may also be talking about different disks because the same companies have many different NCLEX guides.

    I just checked the Saunders comprehensive review computer disk and there were 6 burn questions, 10 if you count questions on inhalation injuries (which were included in our burn test) that could be found in just the first 20 questions in the integumentary section. With a 140 questions total, there's probably a lot more.

    If you go to the GI section on that same Saunders disk, there were a bunch of hepatitis questions right away (9 out of the first 20 with 210 questions total). I just recently went through that section for our liver test and there were quite a few additional liver and pancreatitis questions also. I also use Saunder's Q&A Review ... a lot of the questions are the same as the other disk, but there is different stuff to be found in there also.

    On the Lippincott 3500 disk (not other Lippincott disks because there's more than one) I found quite a few liver and pancreatitis questions also in the GI section. Not as many as Saunders but still, a fair number. Davis had a fair number of questions in the GI section also.

    The Saunders, Mosby, Lippincott and Davis disks all have great stuff on psych and personality disorders with probably ... 800 questions between all four of them. There's a ton of questions for those. The Lippincott 3500 and Mosby disks even have dementia and delirium as well as other psych stuff broken down as separate sub categories.

    Family violence and gerontology questions have been harder to find, especially since just about everything applies to gerontology in one way or another so that's scattered all over the place. Family violence tends to be scattered also so ... not as much luck finding questions in those categories, which happens sometimes.

    I'm am NCLEX disk junkie so I have a lot of them. When I go through the disks, I do sometimes have to skip through a bunch of questions that don't directly apply to my tests but ... most of the time, you can find a lot of questions in the categories that apply.

    Hope this helps.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 26, '06
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I really was just venting but ... maybe the moderators should just shut the thread down. I get enough of this schoolyard BS in class ...

    Enough already. It just goes to show how childish people can be ... especially in nursing school. No matter what age they are ... it's just like kindergarten all over again.
    The risk taken when posting a thread : a person does not always get the answers they want to read.

    'Bye
  3. by   smurfy
    Lizz,

    Stick with it. Ignore all the fools in your class. I go through the same thing at school too. People in my class could care less about you untill they want an answer, or want you not to point out that the teacher has the wrong answer for a question. All they want is a free ride, do not give it to them. Sit back and watch them suffer as you earn good grades.
  4. by   abbythetabby
    Quote from lizz

    Since the last exam is an NCLEX predictor and it's going to be curved, everybody's pressuring me not to blow it for them since they may not graduate.
    Hey lizz,

    what kind of NCLEX predictor test is this? Is it like an ATI test? If so, there's no way you can "blow the curve".
  5. by   Sheri257
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    The risk taken when posting a thread : a person does not always get the answers they want to read.
    As always, thanks for pointing out the obvious Marie.

    I don't have a problem with people disagreeing with me.

    I have a problem when people don't read the posts and accuse you of doing or saying things you didn't even do ... because they didn't bother to read what you posted earlier.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 27, '06
  6. by   Tweety
    I fail to see how it's inconsiderate of others when it gets out that you've made a high grade. Why when I make a 100 can people not just be happy for me, say congratulations and keep their petty jealousy out of it? Why should I have to tiptoe around others and say things like "I passed" or "none of your business", "I did o.k." when I'm proud I'm inwardly jumping for joy that my hard work, and a little luck, paid off.

    I know that those who didn't make a hundred may have worked 10 times harder than me, but how it is disrespectful and inconsiderate to them that I made a 100, and say so? How does that show a lack of humility IF I'M ASKED?? It's certainly not humble to go around bragging for the sake of bragging.

    Sorry, but if you ask me how I did, then your going to get an honest answer, and if you don't like it and tell others and it gets blown out of proprotion by haters, I'm not going to own that.
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 27, '06
  7. by   Sheri257
    Quote from Tweety
    I fail to see how it's inconsiderate of others when it gets out that you've made a high grade. Why when I make a 100 can people not just be happy for me, say congratulations and keep their petty jealousy out of it? Why should I have to tiptoe around others and say things like "I passed" or "none of your business", "I did o.k." when I'm proud I'm inwardly jumping for joy that my hard work, and a little luck, paid off.

    I know that those who didn't make a hundred may have worked 10 times harder than me, but how it is disrespectful and inconsiderate to them that I made a 100, and say so? How does that show a lack of humility IF I'M ASKED?? It's certainly not humble to go around bragging for the sake of bragging.

    Sorry, but if you ask me how I did, then your going to get an honest answer, and if you don't like it and tell others and it gets blown out of proprotion by haters, I'm not going to own that.
    Exactly ...

    Thank you Tweety.

    :typing
  8. by   Tweety
    Thread closed at the original posters request.

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