How do you get tested in your school?

  1. Hi!

    I'm just wondering how everyones teachers test you in your nursing program. For all your tests, does your teacher give you all nclex style questions or are they regular tests, like fill in the blank, essay, etc.

    Dont ask me why, I just was thinking about it and wondering how nursing schools differ. Plus Im studying for my final right now and if I read another damn word I think my head is going to fall off so I needed a break! haha!

    Good luck on finals everyone if you didnt take them!! God bless!

    Nicole
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    We have NCLEX style tests. They told us they would be doing us a disservice if we made it through school and failed the big one. They take some getting used to, but I'm making it...

    Kristy
  4. by   Rena RN 2003
    in the beginning of our program, our instructor's combine styles. we had mostly knowledge based question with a small percentage of application (a la nclex style) questions. as we progressed through the program, more and more of the questions became application. i'm going into my last quarter of classes that will have exams (we have no exams in our final quarter ) and we are up to around 90% application.

    our instructor's explained it like this. you can have all the knowledge in the world but it won't do you a bit of good if you don't know how to use it.

    we do multiple choice only and have to give the BEST answer even though all the choices may be correct.
  5. by   nursbee04
    We have NCLEX style. So all of our answers are correct, they are just looking for the best one. Our instructors throw in some wacky questions every now and then (you know the kind that you read and you almost laugh out loud its so ridiculously out there? ). I am glad that's the type of testing they do, though. Several people I know have taken our test taking strategies class and said it made a world of difference.
  6. by   NurseShell
    We get NCLEX style multiple choice exams and "skills check offs" for our practical skills - we have to "perform" for either an instructor or a second year student or tutor...it's nerve racking!
  7. by   vashka25
    With the exception of A&P/Bio in first year....every single one of our tests over the past three years have been NCLEX style questions (well CNO here in Ontario).... like many others, they state that the best way to prepare you for your boards is to test you in the same style.
    I have spent the past month studying review packages for both the boards up here and the NCLEX down in the US (quite similar analogies) to prepare myself for my third year cumulative final in April, and writing the Ontario boards in June (possibly NCLEX too if not endorsed by the state I'll be going to)
    Oy...okay, enough verbal diarrhea...lol.

    ~Dawn~

    for those of you who still have your term finals to finish I wish you good luck!!!!!! (I wrote my last one Wed!!!!)
  8. by   suzielee
    We have nclex style tests that are worth 75% of our mark. If you fail more than 1 class in the 4 years you attend our program you are out! (permanently)Talk about pressure! We've lost almost 25% of our classmates in the last year.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    we have nclex style and some matching on a couple of the tests.
  10. by   Vsummer1
    3 Unit tests: 90 NCLEX style questions, and then 10 more. At the beginning, the 10 were vocabulary, then after the math pass/fail exam there were 4 vocab and 6 math. Each question was worth 1 point for a total of 100 pts.

    The final: 85 NCLEX (each worth 2 pts), a careplan (they give you a sheet with data and you do two requisites with two diagnoses and 3 interventions) worth 20 pts, 4 vocab and 6 math (each worth 1 pt) for a total of 200 pts.

    There was the pass/fail math, worth 30 pts. and 3 quizzes (fill in the blanks) worth 25 pts.

    We did not get graded other than pass fail on the practical, but one of the quizzes was on clinical skills and another on medication administration.
  11. by   kimtab
    We have 10% knowledge (multiple choice) and 90% application (supposedly NCLEX style) questions.
  12. by   subec
    All of our exams are NCLEX style tests, but we also have quizzes that are fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, etc.

    I remeber our first exam back in Sept. Everyone warned us that these tests would be like nothing we had ever taken before. Man, were they right. However, after a semesters worth of these test, I'm finally used to them.

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