Does your school have this? Broward Community College has this huge manual that says learning objectives and it shows you the things you have to know and they swear that all their test questions come from there, but i don't know seeming as I haven't used it much for fundamentals and still did pretty well, and the one time i did use it i didn't do as well as with it.. I was wondering if any other schools use something like this to guide your studies?
May 11, '08
My initial nursing program that I went through to get my RN was like this. The objectives were clearly written and precisely to the letter. While we weren't always tested over every single one of them, we were never tested over something that didn't relate back to the objectives.
Something to think about. . .these objectives are most likely the same ones sent to and approved by your state board of nursing and conform to what is known to be on the NCLEX. While the material may not be on your tests for school, it may be on the NCLEX. So, while you may be doing OK with school grades, that is not a sure indicator of how you will do on the NCLEX if you are not focusing on them. You might want to ask about the origin of those objectives.
May 12, '08
Our syllabi have course objectives and then we are given objectives for each unit we cover in a class. I haven't really spent much time looking at them to study but will skim over them today to see if I can gleam any ideas of test questions, now that you mention it. The instructors don't seem to make a big deal about them.