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studentnursemon86 has 8+ years experience and specializes in ER/Emergency Behavioral Health....

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Hello,

I am just wondering if anyone has any advice for how to study for a nursing exam.

Halfway through the semester we have taken two exams so far. I got solid B's on both. Maybe I'm being greedy, but I want an A.

Any tips on how to get my grades up?

I mostly read the power points and make flash cards for key terms.

I'm curious how everyone else out there studies.

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studentnursemon86 has 8+ years experience and specializes in ER/Emergency Behavioral Health....

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Oh thank you.

I didn't see that in my browsing :)

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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My teachers usually point out things in the powerpoints so I focus extra hard on the topics they repeat. I found that reading the book and writing out the signs and symptoms and immediate nursing actions has helped a lot. I totally know how you feel about the B's. Before nursing school A's came so easily. My average on exams are 88 and its killing me that it can't be a 90 at least!! Good luck!

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studentnursemon86 has 8+ years experience and specializes in ER/Emergency Behavioral Health....

245 Posts; 4,053 Profile Views

My teachers usually point out things in the powerpoints so I focus extra hard on the topics they repeat. I found that reading the book and writing out the signs and symptoms and immediate nursing actions has helped a lot. I totally know how you feel about the B's. Before nursing school A's came so easily. My average on exams are 88 and its killing me that it can't be a 90 at least!! Good luck!

For our program, it isn't an A unless you get a 93 or higher. I almost cried when I couldn't read my professor's handwriting and thought it said I had an 82. An 82 is a C. Thankfully, it was an 86, so I was satisfied, but not happy with myself because I really wanted my A.

This is my first semester, so the content isn't as intense.

I'm meeting with a tutor. I don't want my B's to become C's and the C's to become F's.

I'm probably paranoid, but I would rather get the help now than wait until I have a problem.

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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Aww yeah that's the worst. 90 is an A- in my program too, a 93 is an A. But I'd be so glad to even get an A- at least. A tutor will definitely help. It's just learning how to answer questions correctly because as you know there is usually two right answers but one is "more correct." It drives me nuts! Always remember your ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation) and always find the key word in the sentence. You always assess first. Try practicing nclex style questions, they help a ton!

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