Yes! Maybe it won't be so bad..

  1. 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?!
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  3. by   kayruhh
    I sure am! I'm so worried I won't be able to critically think. Yikes!
  4. by   afterseason
    Hmm... How did you locate a quiz? I'm interested to try this myself.
  5. by   CRNBSN18
    Type in nursing fundamentals in the app store. It's lippincotts and free
  6. by   CRNBSN18
    Oh and it's green.
  7. by   brmuirhead
    Your definitely not the only one! I have been quite nervous about the critical thinking part as well. Not sure exactly how I am going to do. !
  8. by   sbem10
    To answer your question....Meeee!! lol
  9. by   OnMyWay23
    Me as well! I got in A in my Critical Thinking class, but I thought the class was super easy. I am very worried, after all this is something I have wanted since I was a little girl and I am finally accepted to the BSN program over 30 years Thank you for listing the app, I cannot wait to try it
  10. by   Cali_Nurse_209
    Actually I'm excited for fundamentals next month. I took a critical thinking class not to long ago and I've been looking over my schools textbooks. I also bought Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. I don't think it'll be that bad.
  11. by   SC4Nurse2B
    I am also very nervous. I am an older student, and I am terrified that I won't be able to think critically. But I have been doing the reading that I have been assigned for the summer. When I go to answer the questions at the end of the chapters, I do pretty well. So like you, I am thinking it might not be so bad. Good luck everyone!
  12. by   demylenated
    People make such a big deal over critical thinking. Instructors try and scare you with those two words... I'll give you a little reassurance... Critical thinking is no more than common sense. Once you learn the nursing process, you will be able to use COMMON SENSE to apply it to taking care of your patients...

    Basically it is no more difficult than preparing a Thanksgiving dinner. You have to measure the time it takes to cook each of the things, and how much to serve. Then you start each side according to how long it will take so that everything finishes at about the same time.

    Only difference is, it applies to medical and patient care, which you learn in school. Don't make "Critical Thinking" more than it is. Don't let it psych you out... there is enough to nursing school to freak out about.
  13. by   Stephalump
    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
  14. by   CRNBSN18
    Made thats a good thing, because I'm one of those people who want to see/know the WHOLE picture of problem. I don't want to be told "so and so works this way.." I want to know WHY it works that way and I have to be able to see/know the whole thing to be able to fully understand it. I'm probably just way too inquisitive for my own good..