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What are some study habits I need to use in order to do better on my nursing exams?

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I'm currently taking my first ever nursing course. I've already taken two tests and have another one coming up next week BUT I need to improve my grade. Please someone help!!

I read everything and take notes as I read before class on the topic. I do all the questions at the end of the chapter, all the questions in the workbook, and all the questions from the Success series (I'm using Fundamentals Success this semester). Then I re-read all the chapters before the exam. It is a lot of effort, but it pays off.

Also, when I take notes about a person or numbers, I make a special separate notes consisting of numbers and people (the things hard for me to remember).

I learned that by the time I made a flashcard for each major point and all the terms in each chapter, I had a pretty basic grasp of the material, could probably get at least a low C on an exam from that amount of work. Do the extras, like jsfarri suggests, and your grade will improve from basic barely passing.

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

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