Health assessment HELP!!!!
- 0May 4, '10 by cdmartinez09Hello everyone!
Ok well i've gotten accepted into the adn nursing program at my school and i am currently taking health assessment but failing. We have to get a 75% on our avg. of just the exams and the final in order to pass the class but i have a 73% right now by pure luck. I have no idea how to study for this class. the ppl i've tlaked to seem to not even study and tell me all i have to do is read my text book but i've been doing this and it hasn't worked too well for me. all i have to get on the final is an 80% just to pass the class but at this point i'm thinking i wont make it.
PLEASE does anyone have any practice exams/question, or just tips on how to study for this class???
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- 0May 5, '10 by JeanettePNPDo you have a chance to review your exams? Do you have any idea of which questions you got wrong, or the types of questions you got wrong?
I've never had much luck with the "don't study" approach myself--it can never hurt to study. You just need to learn how to study the right things and not waste a lot of time on the less important stuff. Maybe make an appointment with your prof and ask for guidance on focusing your studying so you'll be more successful on the next test.
- 2May 5, '10 by JSlice.This is time consuming, but if I am having difficulty grasping a concept, I have to visualize it in my mind. I am artsy, so I draw little pictures of ways that I am able to remember concepts. For example, the class I struggled with the most was Pharmacology. Lovenox is contraindicated in pt's with allergy to pork. So in the margins next to the paragraph discussing Lovenox I would draw a little picture of a pig to help me remember the most important nursing considerations. That way, when I was testing, I could "see" the picture of the pig and remember, "Hey, people allergic to pork can't take Lovenox." This can apply to anything, including Health Assessments.
Something else you can do is make flashcards. Reading your textbook out loud and literally writing out diffcult concepts in your own words can be helpful. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy books are soo helpful for health assessments and other nursing topics. I went to half.com and ebay and purchased 4 of these books for $5 each. They describe information in a way I can better understand and they have cute illustrations which also help me remember facts.
Remember, nursing school is anything but easy. If you want to pass, you MUST study and study until you understand the information. If you want the RN bad enough, everything else has to be put on hold.
Good luck with your studies. I hope these tips help.
- 0May 6, '10 by RNTutorAgreed, teaching is one of the best ways to learn something better!
For Health Assessment, another method you can try is to focus on "what is normal." For example, when assessing the respiratory system, what is normal? What should the respiratory rate be, where should you be able to auscultate breath sounds, what should they sound like?
If you can get a firm understanding of what a normal assessment looks like, (sounds like, feels like, sometimes even smells like ), then you will have an easier time being able to identify when something is 'not normal.'
- 0May 6, '10 by DolceVitaHas this class involved actually assessing people or is it just theory? I would suggest getting out your assessment handbook and doing some hands on practice with friends and family -- or fellow students.
Is it that you cannot remember what the details of the assessments are (i.e. steps to take) or that you aren't able to differentiate normal from abnormal findings?
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Best of luck on your assignment.