Crazy! I never would have thought that the nursing boards could take less then an hour and only be 75 questions.
It wasn't bad taking it either.
The drug questions were awful because I never heard of most of them. I had to really think about the answers and look at clues in the words and such.
It is a test about priority and nursing rather then straight medical knowledge. You can know everything about a COPD patient, a heart failure patient and so on but if you don't know which patient is more critical then you aren't going to do well.
You need to know how to care for the patient not just the disease.
It is not what I expected.
I had 2 math. The first math was fill in the blank and it was a bear. The 2nd one was also a fill in the blank and so easy. I was shocked that the first was hard and the 2nd easy.
I had a decent amount of SATA and a lot of drugs. I also had a herbal type drug on there too. We were told they were fair game and I got one.
God luck to everyone!
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Well I'll keep you posted. I think 75 sounds a little more reassuring than 265. Thanks again.
When I left I was in such shock. The screen went blank and it felt like forever before it told me I was done. I think I then sat there for a while thinking "oh ****".
I kept telling myself that I hear more people passing at 75 then failing and I did my best and what is done is done. I walked away with a lot less stress then I thought I would have. My husband was stalking the state and Pearson site.
Just keep repeating...85% pass on the first try and most people say that at 75 they passed. That was my mantra until this morning.
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