LaCharity Questions


I am trying to prepare for taking the NCLEX after being out of nursing for 8 years. The state of Ct requires me to retake the board in order to reinstate my license. I have been working very hard. I took a refresher course and then the online Hurst Review as well as study from the LaCharity Workbook. Does anyone have an opinion if the questions on boards are as hard as the case study questions that are in the book? It's mostly the SATA's that give me the most problem. but I find the questions from LaCharity much more difficult than Hurst Review. I am trying to master this book, but it is very challenging. Do I need to just focus on LaCharity and master the complex questions? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Specializes in Med surg, Public Health, School Nursing. Has 12 years experience.

La Charity questions were along the same lines as NCLEX, but now that I look back a day after taking NCLEX I have to say that the NCLEX was more difficult than anything in La Charity and La Charity made me want to pull my hair out. hahaha. Don't let this scare you though, the NCLEX was just worded different.

There were similar type questions on the NCLEX but I didn't get any delegation questions along the lines of which patient would you give the LPN or the Nursing Assistant to take care of. Actually, now that I think about it, I didn't get any delegation questions. All of my questions were about prioritization, intervening when you see a nursing student doing/saying something wrong to a patient. The questions were for instance: You just received report on these four patients, which would you see first? All of the options were about patients who were all equally sick, but you have to determine which one you'd HAVE to see first because they would decline the fastest. I did all of the chapters in the front of La Charity, but I didn't bother with the case studies in the back. I got the 'good' pop up so I'm hoping I passed. -crosses fingers-


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Well thank you for your quick response. The case review questions are so hard at times. The front of the book was more reasonable for me. I'm so happy that this is behind you. I pray that I will be able to say the same thing. I did it once successfully many years ago, but things have definitely changed. I'll keep plugging onward.


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Just do the best you can. If you have a good mastery of the background concepts, you are halfway there.