Question for EC grads and current students


I'm taking my 1st EC Health Essentials Safety test on Monday, Feb. 23rd. I'm nervous but I really just want to get it over with. I have reviewed using study guides 101 and my ADN textbooks from local CC. Plus I've purchased the EC practice exams and scored mid 70's on both practice tests. I think I'm ready for it.:bugeyes: :bugeyes: :bugeyes:

Anyway, I just want to ask you guys... in what order did you take your EC tests (old and new curriculum). Just curious. I know you can take it in any order, but I want to know how you all did it. I appreciate any information you can give me.

Thanks a bunch!!!




Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care. 1,845 Posts

I was under the new curriculum and took them in order. I think that is best because I test builds off the next.

FeFe23 RN

FeFe23 RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Dialysis, LTAC, Hospice, SCI. 63 Posts

Under the old curriculum, I took concepts 7 and 5 out of order. You just have to go with what works best for you!



Specializes in Geriatrics, Psych. Has 27 years experience. 217 Posts

I did them in the order of what I wanted to study. NC7, NC4, NC5, NC1, NC2, NC3 & finally NC6. And I threw some general ed's in-between them as I went along. It's definately a Perk!

good Luck!


715 Posts

In the old curriculum I took Lifepsan 1st and then NC 1,3,4,5,6,Foundations in order. I saved Micro and A&P for last.

Now i'm just waiting for that darn ATT letter!!!

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann

Specializes in Med surg and Psych. Has 9 years experience. 756 Posts

under old curriculum. All in order with exception of NC7...Took that boring one first to get it out of the way. YAWN! I liked the history, but not all of the laws. Good Luck to you in which order suits your fancy. They do build on one another like one post mentioned. Traci

This topic is now closed to further replies.