Definitely Kaplan! The qbank is really hard, but once you complete it, you'll be ready! Plus, they have a money back guarantee. The questions really get you in the mindset for answering the NCLEX Q's...the tests are even set up like the NCLEX.
I think I took this today....it was 90 multiple choice questions based off of things one would encounter in a critical care setting. For example: Signs of increased ICP. What does CVP measure? ID various cardiac dysrhymias. Basically it was being used as a way to see what type of knowledge new hires have prior to starting the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) course.
Don't sweat it! Most of them were really obvious! If you have any background in critical care it will be a breeze, and if not you will still know most of them regardless!
Hope that helps! Good luck!
Jenn329 replied to carolmaccas66's topic in Nurses
During an internship in the ICU, I had a very confused pt who came in from a nursing home. She screamed "get away from me!" all day...even when she was alone! During lunch one of the nurses comes up to me and says "hey your patient is trying to sell oranges!" I step out of the break room and hear, "ORANGES!!!!!!!!! ORANGES FOR SALE!!!!!!" An hour later it was tomatoes...quite an eventful day to say the least!