1) Take good notes
2) Form a study group
3) Make note cards
4) Take the note cards with you wherever you go. Repetition aids in memorization
5) Get plenty of rest the night before a test. Don’t cram!
6) Eat a good breakfast
7) Choose your answers wisely. Nursing exams are tricky & typically have several right answers. The BEST right answer always keeps the patient safe.
I found that a variety of ways. No with you tube, google, on line medical sites, etc. You have a plethora of resources these days. Group study sessions are great but only when each person pulls their weight.
Get other who are not in nursing school to listen to your explanations of subjects. If you can get a lay person to understand medical speak, then you know you know the subject very well.
What ever made you successful in HS advance courses will help you be successful in your nursing classes too.
Elle Colombel, CSM
Best of luck!!
Karen Taylor, BSN, RN
Review the objectives from the chapters, Its usually some of the primary information that you need to learn. Use critical thinking, and learn how to rule out the wrong answers. Do not memorize , learn the actual process of nursing . Review test taking strategies this will come in handy. Learn what time of learner you are, are you more of a auditory, visual or a person that has to write things down to process them. I learned that I processed information by hearing the info, so I used my phone and a tape recorder and spoke out loud when studying. Good Luck.
I found it helpful to always ask myself: what is the most important thing to know out of everything I’m studying and how to maintain patient safety. If I can’t answer those questions then I need to change the way I’m studying. I hope that makes sense.