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First exam!!!

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Elven_RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Registered Nurse.

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My first nursing exam is next Monday. I did a quiz this Monday and only got a 75...the wording on some of those questions throws me off. I really don't want a 75 for my first test! Does anyone have any great study/testing tips or advice I can use? I'm reading all of the chapters that are going to be on the test, going over my instructor's power points, highlighting important info...I'm not entirely sure what else I should do. They give us SO MANY chapters to read in the beginning, so I'm not sure I'll be able to retain all the info!

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WanderingWilder is a ASN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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The questions can be difficult to get used too. Things I try to remember are safety, airway, breathing, circulation in that order. Don't add information into the question, take it at face value and answer based on the info that you have. Don't dismiss an answer just because it seems too simple....sometimes the answer is wash your hands or put on gloves. I always read the question, look at the answers then, reread the question to make sure I read it right the first time. watch for questions that are looking for what not to do instead of what to do. Good Luck

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If you do happen to think another answer is right, then you better be 100% sure before changing (such as misreading the choices or question). I'm not sure how effective this is because I never got to see which exact questions I got right or wrong. But it kind of stops you from changing an answer last minute from a potentially right to a potentially wrong answer.

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hon918 is a ADN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I would suggest doing focusing more on the powerpoints and then doing practice questions. I'm guessing you are in a Fundamentals type course, if so, there is a book, Fundamentals Success, which has lots of nursing style questions based on that content and also has some tips on breaking down the questions. You can also use google and find more practice questions.

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The questions can be difficult to get used too. Things I try to remember are safety, airway, breathing, circulation in that order. Don't add information into the question, take it at face value and answer based on the info that you have. Don't dismiss an answer just because it seems too simple....sometimes the answer is wash your hands or put on gloves. I always read the question, look at the answers then, reread the question to make sure I read it right the first time. watch for questions that are looking for what not to do instead of what to do. Good Luck

Yes to all of this! Also, trust your gut. More often than not, when you change an answer, you had it right in the first place.

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