Okay, so I graduated in August 2007, Havent taken my test yet because I have too much anxiety!! I took a review class, felt good about it, but feel as if I dont have all the information in my mind! And I know that I should just know the concept, but can anyone else tell me how did you do it? I want to take my test soon, I've been studying but feel like nothing is getting absorb! I know some people have their own way of studying but can I hear any advice on how certain nurses passed. Like did you study all of the diagnosis, drugs, or what? I'm really lost, I need help!!!
..Another thing is too much stress because of Bills I owe, and I stopped working just to go to the review and my plan was to go back to work as a LVN but i feel like I'm not learning anything and now I'm in some mess right now with BILLS to pay, and studying, I feel like I cant take it all! ahhh someone help
Oct 20, '07
You should also familiarize yourself with some of the most prevalent diseases associated with each system; understand how certain drugs may affect the patient; and learn the signs and symptoms of the biggies such as hypoxia, hemorrhage, hyper/hypoglycemia; hyper/hypothyroidism; and know your normal vital signs for all age groups. When learning labs don't forget about the ABG's and what the results say about the patient's condition. Prioritizing is a biggie too!!! For example, if you have a pt with Type 2 diabetes who appears to be agitated; and another patient has esophageal cancer and he/she is at risk for infection because of an impaired immune system; I would see the diabetic person first because an actual problem exists and plus the patient is showing signs of hypoglycemia. Even though, my patient with esophageal cancer could develop problems related to impaired gas exchange, this pt does not have an acutal problem but instead is at risk for developing a problem. Therefore, I would see the diabetic pt first. This is just my watered down version of prioritizing. If you can find a book on it or if you already have a book, I would be sure to include this info in my studies. Just remember that there is so much information that it is impossible to know it all but at least knowing the basics will take you a long way. Remember to take your time, read the entire question twice, then dissect what the question is asking, think about it again, look at your selections, determine how each response would apply to what is being asked, and then make your selection (try not to change answers). I passed my test at 85 but I tell you, I felt like I was guessing on half of the stuff. It's cliche to say relax because I know that is impossible for most of us, but trust in yourself, and do the best you can.
Last edit by Denroc72 on Oct 20, '07