New approaches of studying for nursing EXAMS

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by ttt-n ttt-n Member

I am going through a phase that I need tips on how to better grasp these information that I am learning in Pathophysiology and how to apply them to questions that relate to NCLEX types of questions. All my exams are done through teach and track at my nursing school. I don't know if this is universal, but does anyone have suggestions on what I should do to better my critically thinking skills? and other approaches of studying tips?

fragino

fragino

155 Posts

The way I related the subject matter to NCLEX style questions is to do NCLEX review questions related to the subject matter. I owned a collection of them. Books, computerized, and PDA versions. Do them.

DO A LOT OF THEM.

Don't worry if you get the asnwers right or wrong. The important thing is to read the rationales and understand why they are right or wrong.

GeneralJinjur

GeneralJinjur

Specializes in Psych. Has 6 years experience. 376 Posts

Don't worry if you get the asnwers right or wrong. The important thing is to read the rationales and understand why they are right or wrong.

Exactly! The rationales teach you the way to evaluate the questions. I have a big exam Monday and am kinda freaking out because I haven't had enough time to run practice questions. I meant to do at least 50 a night this week and didn't.

cardschicarn

cardschicarn

30 Posts

Where are you guys getting your NCLEX questions? I am in first semester now and I would like to do more but I don't have access to them. I have the cd in the book but that only has max 18 ?s. I also have the NCLEX book but nothing we are doing is in there yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks

fragino

fragino

155 Posts

Where are you guys getting your NCLEX questions? I am in first semester now and I would like to do more but I don't have access to them. I have the cd in the book but that only has max 18 ?s. I also have the NCLEX book but nothing we are doing is in there yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks

You need more than one NCLEX review book. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Made Easy one is great for content review and some critical thinking and Saunders is better for critical thinking review. Some of them have a section just for fundamentals section. There is one that we used for first semester called Fundamentals Success by Nugent Vitale that was pretty good.

smartin13

smartin13

Has 5 years experience. 152 Posts

As already suggested do NCLEX review questions, my friends and I switch around books so that we get tons of different questions. If there is anyone you study with have them quiz you and you can quiz them back (both will help you remember) some of my books have great senario questions that I use as well. You can also tape yourself asking questions and giving answers to listen to while in the car/working out or whenever you can. I usually take my own notes off of the reading and type them up (if I have time) as well, seeing the information helps me a ton. Good luck

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