Strategies for Test Success is book helps you learn the reasoning skills you need to pass any nursing test from routine quizzes to the NCLEX examination
Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam contains three parts and 20 chapters. The chapters in Part I describe the test-taking strategies and include several sample questions that illustrate how to use each test-taking strategy. The sample questions represent all types of ques-tion formats including multiple choice and alternate item formats. In addition to the sample questions in the chapters, a total of 1000 practice questions accompany Strategies for Test Success. In Part II of the book, there are 200 practice questions, and the accompanying Evolve site contains the 200 practice questions from the book along with an additional 800 practice questions. All of the practice ques- tions reflect the framework and the content identified in the most current NCLEX test plans. The practice questions in this resource relate to each Client Needs cat- egory and each Integrated Process of the NCLEX exam. The Client Needs cat- egories include Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity. The Integrated Processes include Caring, Communication and Documentation, Nursing Process, and Teaching and Learning.
Part I: Study and Test Preparation
Chapter 1: Preparing for Nursing Examinations
The information in this chapter focuses on the exams that you will take during your nursing program and provides you with information on how to prepare for these exams. Topics include the purpose of nursing exams, what you can expect on nursing exams, how nursing exams are different from other exams, and the types of questions on nursing exams. Additional topics include preparing for a nursing exam using your syllabus, textbook, classroom notes, flash cards, study guides, and study groups.
Chapter 2: Developing Study Skills
This chapter discusses several topics related to study skills and study habits. It provides you with information on how to develop or refine study skills and how to develop good study habits so that you will be well prepared for your nursing exams. Included are the top 10 Pyramid Points and study habits. Also, study skills such as listening, note-taking, reading, remembering content, and critical think-ing skills are discussed.
Chapter 3: Reducing Test Anxiety
This chapter focuses on the important points related to test anxiety. In this chapter, you are provided with self-assessment points to determine if you experience test anxiety. Additionally, the causes of test anxiety, how to prevent test anxiety, and how to control test anxiety before an exam are discussed. Points about main- taining a positive attitude and what you can do when you experience test anxiety are presented in this chapter.