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I was wondering if anyone has taken this test recently? If so are there any diaghrams on there such as naming the cells and body parts. Also approx how many questions are on the test? Thanks a bunch, Sandy

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Lunah, MSN, RN

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Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Multiple choice. Refer to your latest EC exam content guide -- pg. 1 of the PDF tells you about the exam format.

lisamc1RN, LPN

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Specializes in LTC/Behavioral/ Hospice.

I don't think we can actually tell you what's on the test. As Lunah says, your EC exam content guide is very accurate as to what you need to know. I took the test in May and got an A. It's a lot of info, but if you pace yourself and stay focussed, you can do it. :)

4YearNurse

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Specializes in Dementia, Developmental Disabilities.

I am also facing and dreading A&P, debating whether to take it a local college instead, but that will be 2 semesters and I don't know if they will let me anyway without bio. Is it actually possible to self-learn 2 semesters worth and test out??? Please give me your advice. Thanks

JY10

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Specializes in ICU.

I studied about 5wks just one chap at a time and made note cards, I used the TCN book as i have for all of my test and they have worked well for me. I thought it seemed to be more about how the systems worked together or were affected by hormone levels etc. There were some questions about where things r located and stuff but if u go into the test and dont know the levels or the order in which the resp tract goes or the layers of the kidney u will not pass anyways because if you dont know how something is built its pretty hard to know how it works. Dont sweat it though its just like every other test, study and you will pass. Good luck.

P.S. Did anyone else who used the TCN book feel like the person who wrote the book was using every long and odd word they could think of when writing the book. Sometimes I would read something and then stop and think "Why in the world would you describe something like that."

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Lunah, MSN, RN

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Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

Please be careful discussing any specifics from any EC exams ... that is a violation of the academic honesty policy and can get you tossed out of the program. Eeek!

I had the TCN A&P book, and yes, it was painful! I went back to reading the actual textbook after a while. LOL

JY10

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Specializes in ICU.

Oh do u think that my post was saying to much as far as the test goes? I took the honesty policy to mean that you wouldnt give out test questions or get real specific. I def do not need any trouble as far as violating that rule.

The only book more dificult to read is the micro book, that dude must have thasauris out as he wrote it.

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Lunah, MSN, RN

14 Articles; 13,766 Posts

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.
For example i remember some questions about Renin and how and why it affects urine out put.

I'd call that pretty specific. Like I said -- be careful! I'd hate for anyone to get in trouble while just trying to help a fellow student.

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