I'm a first year NS and quarter one is drawing to a close. Do all RN's love and cherish multiple choice tests for all tests of knowledge. Today, the comletion of my labs culminated with a successful IM shot. My clinicals are complete. But the dad burn multiple choice summary II exam today and the Final next Monday are making me bug out. Ok - I can respect A,B,C,D and one answer is truly the best, but some questions can't be one right answer ifI am supposed to think about the question.
For example, one question on todays test asked whats more important/immediate, and the 2 best answers were: difficulty swallowing or bowel obstruction. So I went with BM because the question didn't mention the person was eating. And if you can give a PT thickened liquids and check for aspiration. But if perastasis is obstructed, then I understand you can die. The right answer was difficulty swallowing, but because the question didn't mention the PT was eating or drinking, I ruled it out.
Did any nurses struggle and have self-doubt r/t multiple choice question mega exams. Did any nurses come close to flunking out of a program if their scores were close to passing? Did it take you awhile to get those dad burn tests? I remember facts and information satisfactorily. I know I can be a great nurse. These exams, with the multiple choice describing PT scenarios can go 2 ways, and are not a reflection of my knowledge or understanding. I am having a nervous breakdown waiting for my results today, and next week will be twice as hard because there are 100 questions that are from the entire quarter. I have been doing my studying, but if you have a bunch of them curve questions, I could get tripped. Did yall get straight A's through your 2 year time? Thank you for letting me ask you.
Dec 2, '02
PS I would've challenged that one....
After all, how do you think they do swallow studies?
On the other hand, how long can a bowel be obstructed before necrosis and the Pt needs a major surgery?
Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Dec 2, '02