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Fairmont State University School of Nursing: Pathways for Success Program-Part 1: Module 4: Test-Taking Techniques

This guide is intended to assist nursing school students at Fairmont State University

Test taking

Key to being successful on nursing tests is to be prepared. One way to prepare is to use EAQ or Prep-U. Evidence shows that practice retrieving information results in better test scores. Quizzes require you to recall information to answer questions (the very same is true for the test). Use EAQ or Prep-U every day. Set a goal of 25 questions a day for each nursing course. Challenge yourself to increase your level of competency. 

You have paid for these quizzing products. Use them. They can help you identify areas where you are having difficulty. You can use this information to plan your study sessions.

Review these Power Point slides before doing the assignemnt

Test Taking Techniques practice

For each question, paraphrase the stem, identify key words, eliminate options, re-read the stem and identify reason/rationale for each remaining answer, then select your answer. The answers are at the bottom.  It is OK if you don't know the content. It is just getting practice answering these types of questions that will help.

1. The nurse suspects that a woman she is caring for in the Emergency Department might be being physically abused by her spouse. The client's husband is now in the waiting room demendaing to see his wife. The nurse should:

a. refuse to allow the husband to see his wife.

b. Call the police

c. consult the social worker to talk with the husband

d. ask the cleint if she wants to see her husband

2. A client is prescribed a low-sodium diet. The nurse evaluates that the client understands her diet when she orders which meal?

a. Fresh fruit salad, broth, cheese with crackers

b. Chicken soup, applesauce, tea

c. Ham and turkey club sandwhich, coffee

d. Roast beef, garden salad, iced tea

3. An 18 month old toddler is admitted with nephrotic syndrome. One method of monitoring daily fluid status is by:

a. observing activity level

b. determining fluid intake

c. restricting sodium intake

d. measuring abdominal girth

4. The nurse is working with a client who has been experiencing suicidal ideation. The initial goal in caring for this client is:

a. maintaining a totally safe hospital environment

b. planning specific interventions

c. performing a sucidial assessment

d. developing a therapeutic relationship

Answers to questions: 1: D, 2: D, 3: D, 4: C