1. Hi everyone,

    I know there have been a lot of these posts recently, but I'll throw mine in as well.

    I passed my first theory exam BARELY with a 78. 78 is the bare bottom lowest you can get to pass the class with a 2.0. I thought I was doing pretty well -- last week I got a 92 on our first skills exam, but it is weighted at only 1/4 of what the theory exams are.

    I HATE multiple choice tests. There. I'm glad I got that off my chest.

    I'm really bummed because I studied for this test, and there is just no way for me to study it any better. I swear, on virtually all of the questions there were three "right" answers, just one of them was a bit more right than the others. I'm really, really, really discouraged if this is as well as I can do with this level of studying.

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  3. by   ADN 2002

    I'm sorry to hear you are so discouraged! As for myself, I figure any first test with any instructor is kind of a crap shoot. You can't possibly have any idea what their testing style is, but the good news is that after the first test, you have a better idea of how to study for that instructor.

    As far as multiple choice tests go, particularly in nursing, there may be more than one right answer - but one answer is more right than the others. And, NCLEX is multiple choice - it's just kind of something you have to get used to.
  4. by   Bonnie Blue
    I know those MC exams can be frustrating. One of my instructors gave us some advice which I think is really good. He said when you're not sure which answer is more right, go with the one that ensures safety for your patient. Also, try not to overanalyze, go with your first instinct, it's usually correct. I had a little trouble on that one myself on my first fundamentals exam but I won;t do it again.
  5. by   MRed94
    I agree with the safety issues, and also would like to point out the rule about the ABCs. Make sure that the Airway, breathing, and circulation are taken care of first.

    Then go with safety and other considerations.

    Most of the MC questions have at least one ridiculous answer.

    Hang in there, we are all in the same boat as you.

    We are all pulling for all of us.

    We WILL get through this....

    Many others have.....