Nursing school Q: 1 min/1 question? - page 4

Hi everyone! Question for you! I'm taking NURS299 at UNLV. It's called Nutritional Development Across the Lifespan. Our exams are 45 questions and we have 45 minutes to take them. To me, that's... Read More

  1. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ]\If she's not helping you, get a tutor. Does your school offer a study lab? Does your book have an online component to it that may offer additional practice for you?
    Nope NONE of that
  2. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from TheAtomicStig_702
    Nope NONE of that
    It sounds like a nutrition class. What are you struggling with?
  3. by   imintrouble
    I'm old school. I see the whole question as simple.
    The boss/instructor gets to make the rules.
    You get to do whatever you have to do, to answer 45 questions in 45 minutes.
  4. by   TanLinesandSeashells
    We get 90 seconds per question, as we are told that's what the NCLEX gives you. As well as not being able to go back and look at previous questions for the same reason.
  5. by   Chrismos
    My ADN RN program was 1min per question on all exams in every area of content from begging to end. The reason I believe they do this is to sharpen your critical thinking skills. In real life, you may not get a minute. Like others have said in their replies you either know it or you don't. If you don't, and time becomes an issue with certain areas, use that information as a study guide. It will only help you as a nursing student, when you prep for NCLEX and in your career as a nurse when time can be critical.
  6. by   direw0lf
    We couldn't go back to a previous question once answered either. Like a PP said, that's how the NCLEX is. We practiced Kaplan exams, and that's how they are too. The more you do and practice, the better you'll get at it! You start to know how long you can spend on a question if you aren't sure and it also helps you not rush through if you think you are sure since there's no going back. It helps you make better decisions in a limited amount of time.
  7. by   direw0lf
    Quote from TheAtomicStig_702
    Nope NONE of that
    There's people who will still complain about the time limit, the limited resources your school/book offers, the unfair teachers, the fault of everyone else's, and whatever else they can find to make an excuse. THEN there's people who will vent but go on to do what they need to do get through it. Amazon offers a lot of used NCLEX books for as cheap as under $1. There are also a lot of free NCLEX apps with timers. You can also make a facebook study group for your nursing class, or join another. You have a choice to give yourself the best chance you can.

    Also maybe you can post some questions on here too that you struggled with or go slow on?? Maybe someone here could help you work through them.
  8. by   Peepsimus
    I think we've all been in the situation of having a tough class with an instructor who we can't seem to communicate with or whose teaching just doesn't make sense in our brains. While it's frustrating, this doesn't sound different in expectations than any other nursing class. I had to re-learn how to learn for nursing school. I had to learn new ways of studying because it's a LOT of information that you can't just forget after the test. I've spent time working in academia, and you have some options:

    1. If this instructor is that big of a mis-match to your learning style, see if you can drop the class and take it with someone else.
    2. Hunt down extra resources - Quizlet, Course Hero, YouTube lectures, etc. Even if your particular course at your school isn't on there, the same course somewhere else will be. These are helpful, free, easy resources.
    3. Call or email the nursing department at your school and talk to someone about what resources they can provide to help you learn studying and test taking strategies specifically for nursing school. In-person tutorials, a video, whatever. Your school wants you to succeed, and there may be really helpful things you don't know about until you've asked. Sometimes, professors aren't very aware of the resources offered.

    There's a series of weed out classes leading up to program admission, and they only get harder once you're in. You have to be able to learn this way because you are responsible for the bulk of the material on your own in other nursing classes - even when the professor is great. When I took patho, the professor might spend 45 seconds on a condition. It was my job to go read through MedScape and Mayo Clinic and the book so I could create a thorough concept map that let me really understand it and what to do for it. If you're not already, really do spend the 3 hours out of class weekly studying for every credit hour you take.
  9. by   TriChick
    Ok, I got through most of this thread before getting frustrated to the point that I felt compelled to say something. Report me or not, it needs to be said.

    You need to chill out. Seriously. You have lost your temper on multiple threads on AN and come across as aggressive (I implore people to read past threads). It has gotten to the point where I, as a casual user of AN, can pick the screen name out of a crowd. If I can do that, so can a lot of people on this site, to include possible instructors. Many of your posts (I'm reminded of the dating one) pit you against other people and you somehow feel as though you are being extremely "wronged" in situations that, to the majority of us, seem somewhat innocent. The reactions are over the top. You seem to already be defensive towards educators and view them as lazy/uncaring/etc. As someone mentioned earlier, there is a good chance that one of those educators could come on here, connect the dots (it's really not hard, you are giving your name, course title, and provided info that you spoke with her), and be VERY uncomfortable having you as a student with the way you publically disparage instructors. A word of advice as someone who isn't yet a nurse, but still a normal human being? Tone down pretty much all of it if you want to be successful both in nursing school and a professional setting. If I were on an admissions committee and could positively identify someone making these kind of posts (again, NOT HARD), I would be extremely hesitant to let them in my program if I'm being entirely honest. Speaking about an instructor like that in a public forum is NOT OK and shows an extreme lack of professionalism and maturity.
  10. by   TriChick
    In fact, truth be told, you are lucky that one of the instructor's colleagues hasn't already taken screen shots and sent them to her and the BSN admissions committee.
  11. by   alexis_brickcity
    Yup ! In my first year , it was 1min per question and this year(my last year) its something like 35 seconds per question . However , all my professors always give us the whole period to finish the tests so time constraints aren't something any of us are worried about. With that bein said , the class you're taking is probably the easiest class you'll take in NS , so it really should not take extremely long to finish those tests .