NCLEX Hints and Strategies
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NCLEX Strategies and Hints
Step 2: Are the answers Assessments or
Step 3: Does Maslow fit?
Step 4: Are ALL answers Physical?
Step 5: What is the outcome of each of the
Points to Remember:
Hints:* Communicate therapeutically, ELIMINATE answer choice that are authoritarian, "Yes/No" questions, "why" questions, answer choices that explore, and are Nurse centered.
*With Positioning ask what are you trying to prevent or promote, think A&P and pathophysiology. Ask what position best accomplishes what you are trying to prevent or promote?
*Establishing priorities: think, if you can only do one thing and then go home, what would be the outcome of your action?, Maslow, after Maslow use ABC's and ask does this make sense?
*Remember "First" does not always mean assessment and
does not always mean implementation.
* Evaluation Strategy: determine outcome of each answer
ask is this a desired outcome, Use this if all your answers are
or if they are all implementations, BUT FIRST MASLOW and if unable to
then use this Evaluation strategy.
General NCLEX test taking Rules:1) Identify the topic of the question
2) Select an answer by eliminating choices
3) Do not use background information unless absolutely necessary
4) Do not read into the question
5) Think about what the answer choices really mean
Coma, Coma, And Rule: All parts of the answer must be correct!
DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS!
Look for underlying concepts -- think about what each answer
really means, don't have an emotional response ("Most" means there may
be more than one correct answer choice you must choose the best)