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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    Thank you for confirming that.. I was reading everyone's reply and it seems like they ASSUME the nurse is performing the insertion because it would make sense to just get a fresh new equipment rather than informing someone who wasn't even there to notice the procedure. They should read the question carefully and they would get what I mean. Thank you sir..
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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    I think I finally understand now. Can you clarify something for me, the nurse is the one performing the insertion of the cath or is that procedure done only by a physician?
  3. thegratefulone

    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    You're letting the strategies do the thinking for you... Read what the question properly so you will have a good picture of the situation. The question says the nurse is ASSISTING... Are you saying what's best for the patient is to go ahead and prep for for another cath without informing the other medical team of what you obsererved? As I've said before, I think Kaplan wanted the option to prep for another attempt to be the correct answer but they didn't word the question in a way to have that to be the desired outcome. Don't try to see questions as black and white. Just coz that choice seems like the common correct answer, it doesn't mean you don't have to analyze the question and consider the other choices.
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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    The reason why I knew it was assisting is because the choice stated NOTIFY the physician of the occurrence. If the choice is worded CALL the physician of the occurrence then obviously the physician is no where near you then yes I would understand why the correct answer is indeed correct. I think Kaplan really meant to make the correct answer "obtain a new......" it's just that they didn't word the question properly. If you think about it the answer is kinda obvious but if I start to assume the obvious answers then I would make a whole lot of incorrect answers.
  5. thegratefulone

    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    Thank you for the tip.. I'm just so frustrated because I graduated 3 years ago and now I'm trying to take the Boards. I know, Bad move on my part... It's just that I am trying to train my thinking to answer each question correctly but it seems like the questions are not consistent sometimes. I'm guess I'm kinda stressed out. But I will remember what you told me and I'll keep it in mind when answering.
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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    In reference to Ozzy84, I would clearly choose the correct answer instead of my choice based on your situation where I am the one performing the insertion but that is creating a whole entirely different situation. In the question, it states the nurse is ASSISTING therefore not doing the procedure. Also, I have encountered several question in the Qbank where Contacting/informing the physician is the correct answer and it made total sense. An example would be if the dosage had to be adjusted another is by the elimination method. If all other answer do not apply then contacting the physician would be the right answer.
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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    I did read that on the tips on taking the exam. I tried to see the question the way it is. One thing I notice is if the choices have it then therefore it isn't implied. So going back to the question, one of the choices was to inform the physician. That means the physician didn't know. If I assumed that the physician already knew it was unsterile then that in itself is creating a story within a story, am I right?
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    Wrong info in Kaplan Qbank

    Alright, I'm studying to take the NCLEX in 44 days. I registered for Kaplan review because of the awesome reviews I heard about them. While taking their Qbank tests, I noticed several answers that I think were not the correct ones. I haven't practiced nursing in a long while so hopefully someone here has a better knowledge than me. Please let me know what is the correct answer on this one. Question: (Somewhat like this) The nurse is assisting in the insertion of a central venous catheter. During the insertion, the nurse notice the tip of the monitor brushes the underside of the sterile field. Which of the action is MOST appropriate? Correct answer: obtain a new monitor device and prepare for a second attempt My answer: Notify the physician of the occurence Ok, yes I did considered the correct answer but I notice that the nurse is just assisting and I presume a physician is doing the insertion therefore isn't it MOST important to inform him that the equipment is no longer sterile and therefore a new one had to be obtained? It's weird if the nurse just leaves to obtain a new machine without informing the physician right? Or am I just over-thinking or reading in to the question?
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    Passed my NCLEX-RN! My NCLEX Review Material Tips

    Hello, I am planning to go for Kaplan but they have 3 options. A class, a webcam of the class and just unlimited videos and study materials. I haven't practiced nursing in 3 years.. I know, long story.. So which do you think would be best in my position?
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    NCLEX-RN Review Courses

    Hello, I am planning to go for Kaplan but they have 3 options. A class, a webcam of the class and just unlimited videos and study materials. I haven't practiced nursing in 3 years.. I know, long story.. So which do you think would be best in my position?
  11. You have a very inspiring story. I will read back to this post whenever I feel down or stressed up thank you.. I'll definitely keep trying.. Definitely, I'll update here and let you know what's going on and what's happened.. Congratulations by the way! Haha. God bless you .
  12. Thank you so much for posting your status. I could say it's very helpful. I'm applying in WA state and I think they're the same as TX. I already sent my transcripts so hopefully it's all credited.. I also admire your optimism.. I can't imagine how many others out there are feeling a lot of stress finding a way to get a job by following the rules. I agre with Steppybay that there are inconsiderate people doing it the wrong way and jeopardizing those who are doing it truthfully.. Again thank you for your comments.. They really do help..
  13. Yes I wished I applied before they changed it..
  14. Thank you.. We do have our own way in seeing challenges.. I'll let you know.
  15. No I'm not.. If I start assuming what your saying is the only way and I follow it then all hope is lost. Tell me, would you say confidently that anyone who doesn't have what you mentioned and yet still tried, that they all failed? If yes then it is pointless to even try but if you can't say for certain then why not try.. The worst thing that could happen anyway is I'll get a "no" and I'll still be in the same position I am in.
  16. That makes sense. I understand.. So all I have to do, is look for a state that accepts my requirements then find a hospital that accepts me to work there and live in that state.. Thanks Silverdragon102.. I'll let you know what happens..