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Good Morning,

The key word is, PRE or P R E P class. Through college I wasn't much of a test taker. I could write excellent papers, explain & sometime teach the material. Test taking was my weakness, so I just took test taking classes to build my skill. Oh, I pass the NCLEX the 1st time.

Treasure

Hello:

I'm a nursing student and I'm having a lot of throuble with test taking strategies. I would like to know if you have any sugestions for me, I try to look for classes but it looks that they don't offer it. Thanks

Sofy@

Thank you so much for all the tips. I have one more year to graduate, and I'm about to finish my second semester of nursing school. Is really hard for me because my first language is not english and I'm always thinking to much the question and considering different parts of the questions. But I'm going to read all the information you send me and hopefully I'll be successful.

Sofy@

i am reviewing for my licensure exam this december...is it normal to feel nausea and gurgling in my stomach, at this early on?

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

chapter 5 of saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn examination, 3rd edition, by linda anne silvestri has the strategy for answering nclex (application or critical thinking) type questions. it is only 7 pages long, but packed with everything you need to know. pages 9 and 10 of sandra smith's review for nclex-rn, 11th edition, by sandra smith, rn, ms also has test taking strategies on it.

https://allnurses.com/forums/2534994-post1.html - some humor

here are more web links to sites that have information on how to strategize in answering questions on tests

specifically regarding nursing tests:

general test taking strategy and skills:

how the instructors are taught to write test questions:

critical thinking:

Go to the Libaruray or even there are some online resources too! I haven't taken the test yet but my school MSB is making us take the pretest through out our schooling.

Good Morning,

The key word is, PRE or P R E P class. Through college I wasn't much of a test taker. I could write excellent papers, explain & sometime teach the material. Test taking was my weakness, so I just took test taking classes to build my skill. Oh, I pass the NCLEX the 1st time.

Treasure

Hello:

I'm a nursing student and I'm having a lot of throuble with test taking strategies. I would like to know if you have any sugestions for me, I try to look for classes but it looks that they don't offer it. Thanks

Sofy@

My test taking strategy is to remember that I know more than I think I do. Also, if you take a look at the bigger picture - remember that everything that you've worked for does not depend on one test - you will succeed if you have the desire. Think long-term.

i,ve opened one of your cited websites..ithe test taking strategies would help more students a lot..juz wanna say thanks for posting it..[quote]

Thank you for the helpful test taking tips

Thanks.. Ill Save This.. When Its My Turn To Take The Nclex.. Whenever That Is... Ha

BeeSN

Specializes in None.

Tests have always been the bane of my existence as well. I feel I would do wonderfully in nursing school if it wasn't for the fact that I had to take tests! (Particularly tests in Pathophysiology!) I just finished my first semester, and let me tell you, it's the hardest thing I've ever done. I need all the help--and support--I can get! AND PRAY FOR ME, PLEASE. I may not pass Patho. D:

someday nurse

Specializes in in home care.

My yoga instructor insists headstands promote clear thinking. ;) try some deep breathing.......and smile!!!!! be confident.

MissJS

Specializes in Urgent Care, Family Medicine & OB/GYN.

Another great thread! Thanks so much!

Thank you so much for all the tips. I have one more year to graduate, and I'm about to finish my second semester of nursing school. Is really hard for me because my first language is not english and I'm always thinking to much the question and considering different parts of the questions. But I'm going to read all the information you send me and hopefully I'll be successful.

Sofy@

Many schools are not having any course about critical thinking but I think they should. If english is your 2nd language, you have to read carefully each question, and get used to the Nursing Fundamentals questions because they help a lot. To think critically, takes time. Read the question as it is (don't try to add to it), and try to eliminate the distractors. After you read the question, try to eliminate at least 2 answers, and pick your first choice. Stop erasing because that can get you in trouble. When I take a test, and I am not sure of the answer, I always put a question mark for that question and come back later to it. Don't waste your time and go to the next question. Come back to it later. Try to answer the questions that you didn't know for sure and don't erase any other answers.

Nursing program makes you humble and many people feel the way you do. If you really want to be a nurse, don't give up. God forbid, if you don't pass the fundamentals, retake it again. Don't let that stop you. Do as many Nclex questions as you can. The Fundamentals book helped me so much.

I wish you good luck!

some website that can help you:

http://www.test-preparation.ca/

http://philippinenurses.blogspot.com/2007/08/nurse-test-taking-strategy.html

I just started Nursing school; I am currently using

Fundamentals-Success-Applying-Critical-Thinking on the first chapter for communication; it works well. But I dont know how to tackle the questions. I just know I need to use maslow pyramid, and focus on the cilent .etc.

I alway look at the rationale instead of critical thinking through it. Is this a bad thing? I want to do at least 1000 problems before I take the test. I will re do the chapter on communication... will my expiernce with reading the book set me up to be a better test taker that can answer similiar questions or am I doing the wrong thing?

Should I start doing more problems?

KAYBDT6, BSN, RN

Specializes in L & D, Med-Surge, Dialysis.

THIS AWESOME!!:bow:

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