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Med-Surg/Adult Health Practice Questions/Strategies

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Hello Everyone,

I had just failed my Med-Surg/Adult Health 1 class and am being held back for the next couple of months until I join the next cohort who'll be taking the class and finishing off my program with them. I know the material well enough but wasn't able to reach my program's passing threshold (missed it by 1-2 points).

I know my problem is test-taking strategies (like other students) for our NCLEX style tests, especially "Select All That Apply" ones. I'm planning on doing some practice questions during my break just to keep up with the material and practicing test-taking so I can successfully pass the next time.

So do you have any test-taking strategies that you can share? Any books or websites you can suggest for practice questions/strategies? If so, what are they? I already own the Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX and its Test Success books.

I would love to hear from you guys. Thanks!

Edited by dllco94

UWorld might help. It’s a tad bit pricey but it really helps to prepare you for those type of questions.

Your select all that apply are 4 or 5 true or false questions in one question. You have to trust what you know for them.

Everything else, at a school level, most details in the question are going to be relevant to the answer, pay attention to how those details can change what the right answer is going to be.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

Does your school have a student success department or a learning disorders department? Usually there is a teacher that helps with overcoming test anxiety and test taking skills. Meeting with them developing a plan can help.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

On 7/24/2020 at 1:19 PM, londonflo said:

Does your school have a student success department or a learning disorders department? Usually there is a teacher that helps with overcoming test anxiety and test taking skills. Meeting with them developing a plan can help.

On 7/23/2020 at 1:23 PM, dllco94 said:

I know the material well enough but wasn't able to reach my program's passing threshold (missed it by 1-2 points).

I mean this in a kind way, but if you are missing 25% to 30% of the questions you may not know the information very well. Study techniques may also help and a student success coach can help with those.

On 7/24/2020 at 1:26 PM, londonflo said:

I mean this in a kind way, but if you are missing 25% to 30% of the questions you may not know the information very well. Study techniques may also help and a student success coach can help with those.

I don't think my school has that type of department but all the professors are willing to work with us as long as we reach out to them. Our professors even offer the test-taking strategies in small groups and one-on-one. I took up one of my professors offer on this recently with 3 other of my friends. It did help, but wasn't the best.

My program requires us to achieve a 90% in all of our coursework before we move onto the next class. Our test are usually 60 questions or 80 questions long. Again, we have to achieve that 90% every single time.

I'm not missing 25-30% because I don't know the material well. I just get test anxiety. As all of my classmates and friends are telling me, you know the material you're just letting your nerves get the best of you when taking the test. I find myself selecting the right answer(s) then second-guessing myself into changing it to the wrong answer(s).

If you have any study techniques, please feel free to share and I can try and implement it into my future studies as well as to other students who will be reading this posts. If you have any tips on easing test anxiety, please do share as well.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

@dllco94 Can you PM the name of your school? The 90% score for passing is way more than any school I know of.