Published May 27, 2005
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sbic56, BSN, RN
Is this concentration of test questions something new in nursing programs? I can see going over an NCLEX book to prepare for the boards, but it almost sounds like there is some sort of minimum requirement now. Awhile back there was a student who posted that she was required to find 10,000 questions prior the end of the program. That was totally senseless, but even 3000 sounds like overkill to me. Has this really been proven to be helpful? It sounds like too much testing to me. I wonder if this is an offshoot of Bushes failed plan that involves being proficient at megatesting, not true learning? I don't think it's a great practice. Call it "No nurse left behind." :chuckle
Kitty-MayRN, BSN, RN
this is a great thread. i've just graduated and i'm going to be taking the nclex soon too. i appreciate everyone's suggestions.
i do think everyone learns slightly differently. i'm going to study the reasoning behind the answers and just do as many questions as i have time for. for me, that will help more than doing 30,000 questions! that will just provoke anxiety that i don't need! i also know i need to work on my test taking skills--( read [i]nervousness[/i] ) because this is another weakness for me.
so do what you think's best for you and honestly study and you will do the best you can. :)
good luck to you pie123!!!
I understand what you mean about the doing 3000 questions thing. But it's not bad, especially if it's paced, like say 100 per day. I am finding that I am much more productive if I do questions rather than reading, & so far, my retention seems to be better. I didn't start hearing about this 3000 question thing until after I graduated. I was hearing that doing these questions gives you a braod range of information from several categories (?)
As far as it's success rate, from the few people that I have talked to, they attribute passing NCLEX to using this method of review.
I didn't think there would be anyway to get even this many questions done before the test but I am scootin along with them almost everyday. I figured the more of the questions that I do the more disease processes that I am going to see (from what we covered in NS). So far that has been true. I am going to start mixing up my study though and go over the areas that I am getting mixed up on and math of course. Don't know if I will get the full 3000 but maybe!
Off to answer more questions. Good luck to all of us!!
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