Does your student manual address the issue?
Have any of your instructors prohibited the use of them, either in writing or verbally?
For some STRANGE reason people believe that teachers do not know of this. They do. They know that EVERY book's test bank is readily available all over the internet.
Funny though many students believe that USING a test bank is a Guaranteed "A"------- this is wrong-- Al lot of people will look at test banks and miserably fail.
Most teachers will pull form at least 3-6 different books--------So---let's do the math-------
Test is on 6 chapters
Teacher uses 5 sources
Each TEST BANK contains 20-40 questions------so we will say 30 average
6 x 30 = 180
180 x 5 = 900 Questions that the teacher can pick from, Not to mention that they may alter the question or answer-------
Many times Test Bankers fail. You have to be able to NOT just memorize questions, but also understand the rationale behind them. On the other hand--------------How many times have you heard in NURSING school that you should practice as many questions as possible, so would it not make sense to LEARN all of the material in question form, versus reading plagarized power points.
Now, what about using NCLEX practice books for a test, is this wrong? Even if they are from the same manufacture of the book and the questions cross match between the 2?
Test Bank----What color is the sky?Red, Blue, Green, White?
--Blue is the color of? Sky, Grass, Snow, Blood?
Another book- Red is to blood as ???? is to Sky?
It does not matter how the questions are asked or where they are from. If you know the answer you know it.
Did you ever take a class, and the teacher told you what was on the test, the exact questions??????? Yes---Anatomy, in the class every student had the test bank sitting directly in front of them.All they had to do was look at the stuff, know what goes were and============Instant "A"--------------- Oh, it does not work that way. Why, because it is a lot of information, that requires constant studying and memorizing......TO MASTER it.
The bottom line is if you do not understand the material in front of you, know matter where it is from, in the end you will fail.