Oct. 2006 Exam! - page 2

Whew.. Finally the exam was over. It was difficult but I am glad that I dont have to worry anymore on what are the questions to be asked BUT it is the start of the agony........the agony of waiting... Read More

  1. by   Jay-Jay
    blue danube, I would focus on the Health Act as it relates to community nursing. Confidentiallity issues are also important, as you are dealing with family in the home environment. Thereapeutic communication is a biggie, too. Often family members are very stressed when trying to cope with a sick loved one living at home. Knowing how to problem solve in the community is important, too, but I'm not sure how much they would expect a new nurse to know about that. I've been a community nurse for 6 years, and I'm STILL learning!

    I did most of my studying using Mosby's NCLEx guide. It was good for the practical stuff, like knowing norms for vital signs, lab values, etc., but the Canadian exam focusses far more on the not-so-concrete stuff like therapeutic communication, nursing values and ethics. I did not find the questions that hard. It was often just a matter of picking the most logical answer. Ask yourself, which answer supports the patient's rights, respects his/her values, upholds the law as set down in the Nursing Act.

    I never had to do the short answer part of the test, as that was implemented after I got my license, so I can't help you there.

    I wish you the best of luck with the exam!
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Dec 31, '06
  2. by   bluedanube
    Thank you Jay-Jay!I just printed your suggestions out so I can always keep it in mind when I study.
    Come to think of it that is the only thing I do nowadays besides doing some grocery shopping and cleaning.
    Happy New Year to you and everyone on this website! :hatparty: