study of fundamentals of nursing

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    hello, I did pretty bad on my first. I got a F. The instructors seemed not to cover the test questions appeared on the test. We are using "Potter & Perry, Fundamentals of Nursing". The instructors told us to do the followng three parts:

    1. Finish the objectives
    2.Study the handouts
    3. Do the reveiw questions.

    I think maybe the best way is to do lots of samples questions similar to those on the test. But I do not know where to find them.

    Any thought? Thanks.
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    We are using the same book.I did all the reading took notes and then studied them. In the front of the book there is a website with alot of questions I also used these. Anything your instructor says twice REMEMBER it! Our book also came with a cd.Hope this helps.Good luck on test #2!!!
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    Funny enough we're using the same book and I also didn't do too hot on my first exam. I need 77% to pass, I got 76%. All our questions were critical thinking questions and making decisions off of the sceanarios given.

    I'm also looking for questions/study aids that would help me on the next test. I heard about a book on Amazon called , Nursing Made Incredible Easy or something pretty similar to that. I'll let you know what I find. If you or anyone else finds a helpful aid, please let me know.

    Thanks...



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    hello, I did pretty bad on my first. I got a F. The instructors seemed not to cover the test questions appeared on the test. We are using "Potter & Perry, Fundamentals of Nursing". The instructors told us to do the followng three parts:

    1. Finish the objectives
    2.Study the handouts
    3. Do the reveiw questions.

    I think maybe the best way is to do lots of samples questions similar to those on the test. But I do not know where to find them.

    Any thought? Thanks.
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    Quote from byron
    hello, I did pretty bad on my first. I got a F. The instructors seemed not to cover the test questions appeared on the test. We are using "Potter & Perry, Fundamentals of Nursing". The instructors told us to do the followng three parts:

    1. Finish the objectives
    2.Study the handouts
    3. Do the reveiw questions.

    I think maybe the best way is to do lots of samples questions similar to those on the test. But I do not know where to find them.

    Any thought? Thanks.
    I use this same book. Do you have the study guide to go with it? There is a study guide made for that book and it helps me out BIG TIME. The ISBN number is 0-323-01662-6
    The title is: Study guide to Accompany Basic Nursing, Essentials For Practice.

    Get the guide it really helps!
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    In the front of your textbook there should be a paper that invites you to go online and log into the site specifically for the book. It also has practice questions on it, which are helpful. Good luck
    Last edit by lunakat on Sep 29, '04
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    For more practice questions go to http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_kozier_fundamentals_7
    Scroll to the bottom and click on the chapter title you want. Then click on NCLEX review. It will give you 10 multiple choice questions for each chapter. Even thought it is a different textbook, the information in Fundamentals books are usually about the same.

    Good luck on your next test!
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    We are using the Kozier Fundamentals 7th edition book. I go to the website a lot and do there NCLEX review questions. I know our class as a whole didn't do that well on the first test and I think majority of it is, the fact you aren't too sure of what to expect. I got an 80 on the test and our class average was a 69. We need a 75 to even pass. What I did was answer all the vocabulary, did all the review questions, and the chapter highlights. I would copying them down on paper and then type them out to help keep them stuck in my head. I hope this helps you out.
    Last edit by Timora on Sep 29, '04
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    There are two books out that work in tandem with the Perry and Potter book. They are called Test For Success and Fundamentals of Test Success. Not sure of the publisher etc, thay are home and I am at work...A quick search on google should find them.

    But they are full of test questions, rationales and test taking tips.

    Good luck...

    dave
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    We used Potter and Perry as well. One book that I like is the Saunders Comprehensive NCLEX Review. It is required in the upper level nursing classes at my school. It does have some sections on fundamentals, and the review questions at the end of each section are excellent. They were a lot like our test questions, so we could use them after we studied, to see where we were at, study wise.

    The hard thing about nursing tests is that they are unlike any test you have ever taken, you almost have to retrain your brain. One of my first teachers told us, and it was good advice, if it is a multiple choice question, cover up the answer and try to answer the question based on what you KNOW that you know, before you look at the choices and confuse yourself. Also, don't change your answer unless ou are 110% sure that you were wrong. I've had a few teachers that have threatened to cut the erasers off of our pencils, because your brain usually goes for the correct answer first.

    To the poster that has heard about the Made incredibly easy books, I prefer the Lippencott reveiw series instead. They are made by the same people, but the incredibly easy books seem to be too simple, and don't prepare you for the test as well as the other.

    Best of Luck,

    Amy


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