I downloaded a fundamentals quiz app and I have gotten 80% of the questions right just from thinking about the questions and choosing why I think is right. I don't have my books yet so I thought it'd be fun. It also gives the rationale for them. I have been so scared about the nursing exam questions due to previous threads that I have come across. Im scared i wont do good and wont be able to critically think like a nurse. But Maybe it wont be as bad, since I'm doing pretty okay with them right now? If so, then it gives me a little hope and encouragement!
Any other newly accepted students nervous about the critical thinking involved?!
Jul 8, '12
by Stephalump, RN
I've been dealing with that type of testing in my pharm class, and I haven't found them to be life-changingly difficult. What I've found is that they force me to know my stuff. None of the BSing, bold word studying that I'm so excellent at. Gotta know the who, what, where, when, and why, and then the answers come easily.
The benefit is that rote memorization isn't necessary. You can find 1,000 ways/sources to learn information and they'll all help you, versis staying up all night attempting to memorize every single word in your textbook Pros and cons.
Basically, if you really know how the competed puzzle is supposed to work, you should be able to put it back together, no matter how they scramble the pieces
Last edit by Stephalump on Jul 8, '12