Ped's and Women's Health ?

  1. Can I get some feedback on how much focus and what type questions NCLEX seems to "hit on" in Pediatrics and Women's Health.

    These are areas I consider specialty areas and I have ABSOLUTELY no interest in ever working in. I just hate spending tons of time studying these topics if there is little NCLEX focus. If I could get some "historical trend" information this would be extremely helpful.

    Thank you.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Chiefy
    Hi,

    Im with you. I have no interest in working pedi or womens health. But I can tell you that I just took the boards for the 2nd time. My first test (all 265) was a lot of maternity and pedi.

    This time around I had 1 maternity and maybe 2 pedi questions.

    You may want to put a little bit of focus there just in case. I know all the tests are different.
  4. by   leixlip
    I passed with 75 and about 20 of them were peds or womens health. Lucky for me as those are my areas.
  5. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from joannefutureRN2006
    Can I get some feedback on how much focus and what type questions NCLEX seems to "hit on" in Pediatrics and Women's Health.

    These are areas I consider specialty areas and I have ABSOLUTELY no interest in ever working in. I just hate spending tons of time studying these topics if there is little NCLEX focus. If I could get some "historical trend" information this would be extremely helpful.

    Thank you.
    Well, I can tell you the very real trend is that if you are weak in any given area, that area will keep cropping up again and again, until you satisfy the computer that you are at or above the passing standard for that area. So someone may see only two or three questions in a given area, answer them correctly, and move on. And someone else will swear their test was full of nothing but that area, likely because they weren't answering at or above the passing standard. Also worth considering is that a question that has a pediatric patient in the scenario isn't necessarily a "peds" question: there is LOTS of extra information in most of the NCLEX questions, so you may think you're answering one type of question when in reality they're testing you on something else

    The test is designed to make sure you are well-rounded, not that you are fantastic in one or two areas. ANY specialty is likely to show up on that test, which is why you should have a reasonable knowledge of what to do in situations that involve that area of practice. You might be destined for the ED, or oncology, or ?, but without peds or women's health basics you'd have a hard time.

    I wouldn't kill myself trying to know every little thing about everything, but you should be familiar enough with the material so that you can competently answer. That's what the test does!

    Best of luck to you!
  6. by   RNKay31
    That is very true what RNsRwe said, because before I did not study med surg for my first exam, and that's where the computer hit me, I had very few peds, psy, oncology and maternity, because I answered those correctly because am very strong in these areas, so for now I went back and studied med surg like crazy, cause on my previous I had a lot of addison, cushings and all kinds of med surg, all the best.
    Last edit by RNKay31 on Aug 28, '06
  7. by   Nursing28
    All I can say is study everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Focus more on the area that you are weak in cuz they will throw them at you..........For peds, make sure you know the children dev. stages, toys,etc.......remember any OB position that they ask you, always remember left side lying unless the pt has a prolapse cord then it is knee chest position or trelendberg position.

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