Tips on getting through Nursing fundamentals

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starting out in fundamentals  was a big shock after having 7 years experience in healthcare as a CNA and MA working in a hospital I thought I wouldn't struggle with basics of lab skills being taught like mitered bed corners, bed pans, ambulation &  IM injections. What really gets to me is the ATI information I do not do well on these exams I do so well in lab and Clinicals anything hands on but the theory exams I do horrible. For example from experience in the hospital setting contact, droplet rooms everyone fully gowns up to go in mask face shield everything especially in recent times.On exams Its very specific  to no mask for contact pts and face shield only for droplet ext.Also I notice for this class its not about memorizing the information the questions are really based on what  you do first or who is the priority patient. Don't get me started on the select all that apply you miss one of them and the whole question is wrong no partial credit. The Intake and output I don't think I thought so hard before on if jello,custard,yogurt melt at room temperature before now the discussions in class on  if its a liquid or solid. I feel like I have a hard time getting the concept of how to answer these questions its not that I don't know the information its the style of the question I can't grasp any tips ? 

londonflo

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 1,938 Posts

On 5/17/2022 at 10:10 PM, whitecoatandjordans said:

For example from experience in the hospital setting contact, droplet rooms everyone fully gowns up to go in mask face shield everything especially in recent times.On exams Its very specific  to no mask for contact pts and face shield only for droplet ext.

Make sure you know what the isolation precautions are current for the CDC..not just Covid. The NCLEX only uses the CDC guidelines, not your particular hospital.  surely your textbook has this?

 

londonflo

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 1,938 Posts

On 5/17/2022 at 10:10 PM, whitecoatandjordans said:

starting out in fundamentals  was a big shock after having 7 years experience in healthcare as a CNA and MA working in a hospitalI thought I wouldn't struggle with basics of lab skills being taught like mitered bed corners, bed pans, ambulation &  IM injections. What really gets to me is the ATI information. I do not do well on these examsI do so well in lab and Clinicals.anything hands on. but the theory exams I do horrible(horribly)For example from experiencein the hospital setting contact, droplet rooms everyone fully gowns up to go in mask face shield everything especially in recent times. On exams Its very specific  to no mask for contact pts and face shield only for droplet ext. Also I notice for this class its not about memorizing the information the questions are really based on what  you do first or who is the priority patient. Don't get me started on the select all that apply you miss one of them and the whole question is wrong no partial credit. The Intake and output I don't think I thought so hard before on if jello,custard,yogurt melt at room temperature before now the discussions in class on  if

Using punctuation at the stop of a sentence, (as I have added in bold above), would help the reader. Let me just say, that basic writing skills are necessary for the professional nurse. Perhaps you were stressed, upset, etc?