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What study strategies is getting you through Advanced Health Assessment?

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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I'm currently taking Advanced Health Assessment and although I have a passing grade so far in the course, my final exam is a huge chunk of my grade. I was wondering how do you guys study for this course for your Nurse Practitioner program? 

 

So far, I've been reading the assigned readings and taking notes then reviewing the course objectives against my notes to study.

Looking for ideas..

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barcode120x has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Telemetry.

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Hard to say because every program tests differently. Unless your instructor has given you info on content to focus more on, I would just say focus on assessments that you are weakest at. 

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I do practice boards questions for the subjects that will be on the exam. I find that's where my teacher gets her test inspiration from. 

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umbdude has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych/Mental Health.

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I used the book and the slides. My preferred method to study has always been doing a ton of practice questions, but for NP courses, it's hard to find the right practice questions out there, so I focus on what's covered on the slides and in the textbooks. Adv. Assessment was a tough class because it also covered differential diagnosis and the entire H&P process.  Good luck.

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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Our midterms and final in health assessment had a large chuck of the grade based on practical not just theory - so I did a lot of hands on practice with classmates of mock exams and establishing a clean flow for a complete history and physical.  I found breaking things down by region/body system helpful both in studying and preparing for practical.

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