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A question!

With the questions where you have to type an answer eg: position of a patient, in the actual exam is it going to be wrong if you just put 'left' or 'right' as oppossed to 'left side' or right side'??

I'm curious and a little nervous because when practising using the Saunders questions it tells you it's wrong because theres an extra word there even though the answer is right...... am I making sense?:eek:

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Leilah75_RN specializes in Neuro Surgery,telemetry.

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as far as i can remember, some of the answers to a certain questions will look like as if they were the right answer! maybe they will make it as an airway answer that you will think opps! airway! ABC! but they will put a word that will make what you think is right as wrong! it is a confusing answer to a question. an example or words that makes the right answer wrong is always, most, only, and so on...

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EricJRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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I wouldn't get too hung up on fill-in-the-blanks. They tend to be rare questions in any case.

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Aquarian specializes in NVICU, NSICU.

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A question!

With the questions where you have to type an answer eg: position of a patient, in the actual exam is it going to be wrong if you just put 'left' or 'right' as oppossed to 'left side' or right side'??

I'm curious and a little nervous because when practising using the Saunders questions it tells you it's wrong because theres an extra word there even though the answer is right...... am I making sense?:eek:

I have the same predicament. It's worrying since it's the computer who accepts/refuses the answers. My problem is rounding-off numerical answers for the blank-type of questions. How many digits to the right of the point will the computer accept? Like, should I type 12.906, 12.91, 13, 13.0? I'm also confused! Please, help. Thanks.

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tabymac has 4 years experience and specializes in Emergency/Trauma.

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in the NCLEX tutorial it tells you to go one decimal place so: (510.5) that's it no further - and if it's a whole number then don't add a decimal - (13) not (13.0) -

hope that helped...

*tabby*

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Leilah75_RN specializes in Neuro Surgery,telemetry.

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dont you think that the select all that apply questions are a bit hard?

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Aquarian specializes in NVICU, NSICU.

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in the NCLEX tutorial it tells you to go one decimal place so: (510.5) that's it no further - and if it's a whole number then don't add a decimal - (13) not (13.0) -

hope that helped...

*tabby*

Thanks, Tabby! I will keep this in mind when I take my exam very soon. a good day to you!

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dont you think that the select all that apply questions are a bit hard?

they hardest alternative for me . i hated them

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