Health Assessment Class

  1. Hello, I am taking the Health Assessment Class right now. It is an incredible amount of information to go through. The course community is DEAD without many postings and the course mentor is not active either.

    Any suggestions or tips for studying and preparing for the exam? Anything surprising about it? I have been out of school a long time and maybe I am over-thinking things and trying to remember every single detail.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. by   skoolrn
    If you are an experienced nurse much of the info will be a review. I didn't read in any of the ebooks. Instead I used the online component of the COS exclusively. I can't remember what it was called. I did pass the assessment on the first attempt too.
  4. by   travelovingnurse
    Thank you. I appreciate your encouragement.
  5. by   featherzRN
    It's not too bad. There's a study guide in the communities that is helpful. Also watch assessment videos on youtube. The test is almost all assessment and not so much diseases.
  6. by   paradiseboundRN
    First of all, the pre-assessment is much worse than the objective assessment, so don't get discouraged by that. The preassement was written by the school? and the objective test was written by the NLN so there are no multiple choice answers. The questions are refreshingly concise, and not misleading. Many of the questions were easy and about 15 I had to guess at. I had no anatomy questions. Most of the questions require you to know the abnormals and normals but not what the abnormals mean. Don't waste time memorizing all the diseases. I did have at least 20 infant questions. I would spend time reading each chapters examination techniques, as there are a lot of questions about positioning. Also, concentrate on the infant and I had a number of questions about heart sounds which I thought were hard. Hope this helps.
  7. by   travelovingnurse
    Thanks everyone. I took the exam this morning and passed. I thought the heart sound questions were difficult. I also had quite a few questions on infants. I appreciate your help!