I need help wtih nursing test strategies

  1. Hello
    Im taking my third nursing exam this monday
    anyone with test strategies for nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention and medication administration
    some advice
    It will be highly appreciated
    Good Luck in everything!
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  3. by   BBFRN

    Here's a very good site that uses the Kaplan test taking strategies. I used these tips when I took the NCLEX-RN after my LPN-RN program. They worked for me with the NCLEX, and if your instructors are giving you NCLEX style exams, they will work for you as well.
  4. by   Daytonite
    the steps of the nursing process
    1. assessment (collect data by reviewing the medical record and performing a physical exam)
    2. nursing diagnosis/determine problem(s) (group your assessment data, match your abnormal assessment data to likely nursing diagnoses, decide on the nursing diagnosis to use)
    3. planning (write measurable goals/outcomes and nursing interventions)
    4. implementation (initiate the care plan)
    5. evaluation (determine if goals/outcomes have been met)
    the nursing process is an extrapolation of the scientific process that scientists have used for years. it is how we problem solve. the process is how most professions and most of us solve any kinds of problems in our lives if you think about it. don't make it harder than it is. nursing school has just attached names to each step of the process. we go through each of these steps in our every day lives as we solve situations that come up. probably the one thing that gives the most difficulty is nursing diagnosis. the definition of a diagnosis, any diagnosis, is the resulting decision or opinion that you make after the process of examination or investigation of the facts. that's it. nanda has created a taxonomy of nursing diagnoses for us. a taxonomy is a big word meaning a classification--an arrangement or ordering of the nursing diagnoses into some kind of logical groupings. that way we don't have to sit there thinking up names for these problems that we find that patients have because nanda has done it for us. think of the nursing diagnoses as labels--names--for common patient problems. don't get so hung up on them that you lose sight of what is going on in the nursing process which is to determine from the patient's abnormal assessment what it is that you are going to treat. we basically treat the signs and symptoms that are causing their problems which we have labeled with a nursing diagnosis. doctors do the same thing--they treat the signs and symptoms that are causing the patient's disease. sometimes we can treat the underlying cause (etiology) of the problem, but most of the time we address the signs and symptoms.

    for medication administration:
  5. by   darshana
    Thank yoy
  6. by   Esther2007
    The best things to do: pay attention to words like always, never, scan through the exam before starting, so you can develop a plan, skip the questions you do not know by putting a big question mark (that way you wont forget), if you do not understand the question, ask the instructor, pay attention to the patient's age, where the patient is coming from (PACU), prioritize (ABC), do not read too much into the questions by making assumption or drawing conclusion......get enough sleep and eat a well balanced meal. The brain cannot function well on starbucks coffee.
  7. by   darshana
    Hi, Easter
    thank you so much for help me out.