Anyone taken the NYS exam for LPN?

  1. Hi,
    I want to take the state civil service exam for LPN's but I don't even know what's on it. Is it all nursing, or is there general questions too?
    Thanks
    Last edit by DeLynn on Feb 25, '04
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  3. by   paula77720
    Quote from DeLynn
    Hi,
    I want to take the NYS exam for LPN's but I don't even know what's on it. Is it all nursing, or is there general questions too?
    Thanks
    Hi, i just took the exam two days ago in NYC and passed. I reviewed for five days. The questions are also comparable to nclex-rn questions (use the saunders and lippincott nclex rn cd to practice). A lot of medications, priority questions, NI, delegations based on fund, ob, peds,m/s and psych. Although the questions are difficult esp with priorities and delegations, i came out feeling good after the test and when i hit 84, i was 99% sure that it will stop at 85... and it did. Use ABC's and Maslow esp those priority questions. There were questions too that i can answer right away (therapeutic communications) and some that i have no clue at all. Pay attention to details. I remember there was a questions about cerebral MRI and there were 3 options there about prosthesis (leg, shoulder and eye). I was ready to answer the wrong question based on MRI when i re-read the question and noticed the word "cerebral" so i chose eye prosthesis.... that kind of question. Take time to answer the first 85 questions, don't rush, chances are you will pass. I beleive that either you have a good concept of the material or you don't -- if you do, then all you have to focus on is how to use the test taking strategy.

    Goodluck.....
  4. by   texan
    Im about to finish the first year of my BSN program and I am able to sit for the LPN exam. Where do I get info on where/ when/ etc. to take the test? Thanks!




    Quote from paula77720
    Hi, i just took the exam two days ago in NYC and passed. I reviewed for five days. The questions are also comparable to nclex-rn questions (use the saunders and lippincott nclex rn cd to practice). A lot of medications, priority questions, NI, delegations based on fund, ob, peds,m/s and psych. Although the questions are difficult esp with priorities and delegations, i came out feeling good after the test and when i hit 84, i was 99% sure that it will stop at 85... and it did. Use ABC's and Maslow esp those priority questions. There were questions too that i can answer right away (therapeutic communications) and some that i have no clue at all. Pay attention to details. I remember there was a questions about cerebral MRI and there were 3 options there about prosthesis (leg, shoulder and eye). I was ready to answer the wrong question based on MRI when i re-read the question and noticed the word "cerebral" so i chose eye prosthesis.... that kind of question. Take time to answer the first 85 questions, don't rush, chances are you will pass. I beleive that either you have a good concept of the material or you don't -- if you do, then all you have to focus on is how to use the test taking strategy.

    Goodluck.....

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