So I had a test yesterday and there was a question about rape on it. I'm not sure of the exact words but I'll try my best
A rape victim came in, the nurse should.....
A. take pictures with a disposable camera
d. undress on the cloth to be included in the rape kit for evidence.
Now when i first looked at it I thought D was the right answer. Then I read it again and said wait a minture this is saying THE NURSE should undress on the cloth.So i said this can't be right they're trying to trick us. Then I decided to pick answer A. Of course the answer was D. I agrued with the teacher saying how can that be the right answer? When I look at this question there is no right answers. I said that i just picked any answer because they were all wrong. Because a is obviously wrong too. She said well i'll look at it but i have a feeling that your classmates picked D. And that pisses me off that i would miss that question because of the spelling
error. Should I argue this?? I ended up wtih an 84 i believe. And an 85 is the highest C. I passed and got a good grade but this question really bothers me.
What are your thoughts/opinions on this?
Nov 2, '06
I went through this constantly in nursing school. The professors, who picked apart every grammer, speling or format error in our papers, no matter how small, didn't hold themselves to the same standards when creating tests. It always made me very angry that they expected perfection from us, but couldn't even create test questions that make sense. I argued over many of these questions, can't remember the specifics, but only "won" on a couple. I was told things like, "you're reading too much into the question" or, "even with the typo, there is clearly one answer that is better than the others." This would drive me crazy because a silly typo could stand betwen me and a better grade. A few times I did ehat the poster above mentioned, ad when they paid attention to me, it usually helped. Sometims it eve helped the other students becuse they would clarify the question during the test. They seemd to do this according to their mood at the time though, so that approach was hit or miss.
I don't know where you go to school, but my guess is you won't get very far with the nursing faculty. If this really bothers you, or it happens again, you might want to try someone out of the nursing program and explain to them , in simple concise terms, what the issue is. It doesn't take a nursing education degree to see te difference between "undressing", and "undressing the patient". I hope everything works out for you. Nursing school is hard, but being a new nurse, which is what I am, makes it look like a walk in the park!
Last edit by jade-athyst on Nov 2, '06