So I’m FREAKING out. I graduate with my BSN in April. I was talking to a teacher today and I told her that I get really frustrated because I can always narrow down a test question to two possible answers. Inevitably, the right one is in the mix somewhere and I ALWAYS choose the wrong answer. When I mentioned this to her she was like, “Yeah, you gotta figure that out before you take the NCLEX or else your screwed!”. So while I understand and even appreciate her candor…now I’m tweaking out. How in the world do I fix that aspect of my test taking skills!? Does anyone have any idea or tips on how to help? Thank you in advance.
Hi Sam! Whenever answering test questions, it would always be a matter of screening. You are right in narrowing down a test question to 2 possible answers. A good preparation like reviewing using good books (like Kaplan) or books from reputable authors and enrolling in a review center with high passing rate would be helpful. They can give you the tips as all answers might be correct, and it is in us to choose the BEST answer.
If you are down to 2 answers, think of each why that must be the right answer. Give a reason or try to justify each one. In that way, you can weigh more and choose the best answer 🙂
Take time, feed yourself with good books, good environment and a healthy body to be prepared for NCLEX. Good luck to you.
Let’s make an educated guess if we are going to be guessing. NCLEX is needed to be passed not just by nurses in the US but as well as nurses residing abroad. They need it even they do not have plans in going to the USA as some BPOs or companies require them to be licensed in the US too.
Wherever you are, here is the link on how to take the NCLEX
Good luck to all 🙂
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