mastering application exams as a nursing student

  1. Hello, I need tips on how to master the application exams that nurses often deal with in the program. I understand the concept airway, breathing and then circulation. However, I am having difficulty figuring the best way to answer these question. I am good at explaining the knowledge i gain from reading the text but applying on an exam is difficult.
    I just need feedback and advice on how to improve. Thanks
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  3. by   allthingsbright
    I use NCLEX books and practice questions out of them for each exam. One of the best I have found is NCLEX-RN Made Incredibly Easy. It sorts the questions by topic. So if you are studying Diabetes for example, you can look up corresponding questions and practice.

    There are lots of NCLEX books out there--and many of them have tips on how to take nursing exams. Good luck!
  4. by   Imafloat
    Do yourself a huge favor and either borrow or buy Kaplan's 2007 Strategies for the NCLEX RN. It teaches you how to approach the application and beyond questions. I used it while studying for my NCLEX and my only regret was that I didn't use it through school.
    Last edit by Imafloat on Jan 1, '07 : Reason: clarification
  5. by   Jules A
    Why don't you ask your professors if they would include a couple of NCLEX style questions on each exam if they don't already because I think that was a huge help in my class.