I'm a new student and the nursing exams really upset me. I know the material and can easily explain it, but when test time comes thats a different story. The simplest questions I get wrong. I read, read, and read some more everyday. I'm starting to realize I can not just depend on the book. I have to come up with another way. Some of the more seasoned student say practice questions are great, but what books are broken down by system that explain and have plenty of NCLEX questions to follow? I have to make it through this program. Someone please help or give me directions on a good way to accomplish this. Books, resources, or any! Oh yeah, it sucks being the only male in the class...
No wonder there is a nursing shortage! It seems like the "Gate Keepers", the nurses that teach the courses, do not want any one else in the field. Of course, if you are liked you can do no wrong, conversely if you are not liked you can do no right. My school has developed another method to keep those individuals out that they do not like, regardless of their test scores, they use ED's (Experiencing Difficulty) which is just basically demerits (like you get in a military academy). One can receive an "ED" for any reason at all (listed under the catch all of professionalism), get 3 in a semester and you have failed the course, even if you have a 98% test average and have accomplished all of the skills with perfection! Oh yeah, and even if you arrive early to class, if the class room door is closed, you're considered late and earn an "ED"
Last edit by Tijoux on Oct 21, '09
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